Here you will find all you need to know about your upcoming exams and how you can prepare.
A-Z of Exams
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Year 11 Study Hub
The following tips were written for Year 11 students facing their final exams, but these techniques are great for all students who are preparing for final or mock exams, assessments and more.
Make & use revision cards
Students should write down key facts and information on revision cards.
They can then test themselves on them, or a family member can test them.
We remember 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear. 30% of what we see, 50% of what we see and hear, 70% of what we discuss with others, 80% of what we personally experience and 95% of what we teach others.
So let your child teach you what they know about a subject!
Make mind-maps and pictures
Mind maps are a great way of turning information into something visual and making links between things.
Make up silly rhymes, mnemonics and even songs
For example, in our English lessons, we ask students to think of a perm hairstyle when writing to describe something and remember PEARMS
Music, TV, Netflix, games consoles – even mobile phone notitifcations. Students need to have dedicated time away from these to revise.
A quiet space
Revision is much easier when students have a quiet area to work in. They might be lucky enough to have their own room, or they might need to have use of the living room without being interrupted for a while.
Create a timetable
As exams get nearer, it can be stressful to think of all the different things to revise – so make a timetable!
E.g. revise English on Monday, Maths on Tuesday.
You might even more more specific than this – e.g. revise Blood Brothers on Monday and poems on Tuesday.
Each week make a new timetable.
Revision websites and tools like Quizlet and Memrise
Teachers may have put resources on Google Classroom for you to look back on, and your Google Drive should be full of work you have done that you can revise.
Teachers will share practice exam papers with you. Read the questions carefully and underline the key words – what is the examiner trying to ask you?
Look carefully at how many marks each question is worth, and write enough to get those marks.
Teachers will share practice exam papers with you. You may be given revision guides or be able to get them from the Library. These are great resources – read them, make revision cards from them, teach from them and more
How to Cope with Anxiety
Butterfly Balance Exercise, Young Minds
Stress Buster Timetable
Wellbeing tips for Y11 exams
Advice For Parents – Help Your Child Beat Exam Stress
The Screen Time Diet: helping your teen find balance with their tech