Year 11 Revision Information Evening Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School Everyone can succeed, but you must want to…
Year 11 Revision Information Evening Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School • Introduction – Miss Jakeman • Planning and Organising – Mrs Jones • Revision Techniques – Miss Jakeman • Stress/How can parents help – Miss Jakeman • SAM Learning & other websites – Mrs Jones
Planning a Revision Programme • Start in good time. • Spread out the range of subjects. • One or two subjects per evening. • Time for relaxation. • Allow days off (unless close to exams). • Study specific topics. • Revision timetable and exam details. • Half-hour or one hour slots.
Organisation • Organise space to work at home. • Organise materials needed to revise. • If necessary, ask teachers for a list of topics to revise. • Make sure time will be available to revise.
Revision Tips • Choose your environment carefully. • Use mornings for new or difficult things. • Music can help: wordless music, 60-80 bpm…
Revision Tips • Be aware of how you learn best. • Mind Maps, Diagrams, Flash Cards. • Put information around the room (post-its). • Review what you have learned.
Revision Tips • Use mnemonics e.g. SATSUMA in Food Technology. • Use stories to link information. • Podcasts for MP3 players. • Use visual objects.
In the exam • Read the front cover of the paper before the exam starts. • Read the questions carefully. • Answer the question. Don’t repeat it and don’t waffle. • Check how many marks are available for each question. • If necessary, go on to next question. • Check all calculations. • Check information in graphs, charts and pictures. • Go back to more difficult questions after answering the more straightforward ones.
DEALING WITH STRESS Students • Don’t try to be perfect. • Take steps to overcome problems. • Find someone you can talk to. • A bit of ‘me’ time, but not too much! • Be positive – YOU CAN DO IT!
DEALING WITH STRESS Parents • Encourage your daughter to get enough sleep. • Encourage healthy eating. • Encourage exercise. • Offer support. • Lighten the pressure.
DEALING WITH STRESS Parents • Keep a note of exam dates. • Provide the right environment – quiet, well-lit, few interruptions, no distractions. • Encourage daughter to take breaks. • Listen to any concerns etc.
IF PANIC SETS IN! • Stop! • Breathe slowly and deeply several times. • Try to relax muscles. Start at the top and work down. • Use mental imagery to create a ‘happy, calming place’. • Give yourself time to enjoy the peace. • Have a short break. • Start again.
Sam learning – What it is • Web-based service. • Primarily for KS2, KS3 and GCSE. • Online revision and exam practise. • Students do and mark their own work. • Online progress reports for teachers. • Reorganised according to the exam board. www.Samlearning.com
Sam learning – What it does • Improves exam results with target use of only 10 hours (in total). • Through: • Better exam technique. • Helps you understand what examiners are looking for. • Gives you exam practise and revision. • Additional work outside school hours. www.Samlearning.com
SAM Learning Login • Centre ID: EN5 QE2. • User ID: Date of birth followed by two initials. • 010895DJ for David Jones born on 1st August 1995 • Password: Same as User ID – change once logged on.
We wish every success to all our year 11 students in their preparation for the GCSE exams … in their exams and … for their future.