Effective revision supports and consolidates the work students do in their lessons at school. It’s never too early- or too late- to start! Use this revision timetable to plan your revision effectively.
Useful Links for Revision Support
The run up to exams can be challenging and helping students to look after themselves during their exams is very important. This advice from the mental health charity, Mind may be helpful.
Click here for a Student Revision Guide
The Learning Scientists have advice on effective revision strategies, based on the science of how we learn. They cover six key strategies for effective learning, looking at from how to structure your revision (spacing and interleaving) to how to make sure that it sticks (dual coding). There are blogs for students and parents, as well as downloadable materials to support effective revision.
How to Revise
Our ‘Effective & Healthy Revision Programme’ will be covered during registration by all students in KS4. Its aim is to equip students with a number of proven revision strategies and organisation methods so that they are able study and revise independently, effectively and healthily.
|Revision What To Do & What Not To Do||Using Seneca|
|Cornell Notes||Retrieval Practice|
|Forgetting and Spacing||Self Explanation & Elaboration|
|Leitner Method||Pomodoro Technique|
Using Seneca to Support Revision
Seneca is a free online revision platform. It presents subject content, organised by a helpful checklist, and uses self-marking questions to check your understanding as you go. It is based on the evidence from research into what makes effective revision, working on the principle that a sequence of revision and testing helps students to retain what they’ve learnt.
Students and parents can set up accounts and then create personalised online dashboards for the courses that they study. (Guide to setting up an account and adding courses to your dashboard.)
The content and structure of courses does vary by exam board so please check which one you’re doing on our curriculum page. Your personalised exam timetable will also show the courses you’re doing, at what tier (Science, Maths, French and Spanish only) and with which exam boards.
To complement the Seneca revision materials, students have been given a booklet of revision checklists which match the online course content. Student can tick off the topics as they revise them. It also helps you to support them as you can see what needs to be covered in different subjects.