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Exam Revision Guidance

Revision Guidance Part 1

How memories are formed and revision strategies to avoid – explains how we make things ‘stick’. In the video, Mrs Watts dispels common myths, including what are incorrectly considered to be impactful forms of revision. At this stage, students shouldn’t waste time on low impact strategies. Please view this video here.


Revision Guidance Part 2

The best strategies for high impact revision – explains the importance of ‘thinking hard’ in committing information to our long-term memory. It breaks down ‘retrieval’ and ‘spaced practice’ strategies. These are revision strategies that are proven to be impactful. Learn how to use a ‘brain dump,’ flash cards and Cornell notes effectively as well as packages like Seneca. Please view this video here.


Revision Guidance Part 3: How to plan for revision – has common sense advice about how students can maintain the right amount of pressure. This includes how to construct and use a revision timetable. This is a means of structuring time – including planning for socialising and hobbies – to support student wellbeing. It also helps to make sure that revision is purposeful (planning what to revise before sitting down to do it). Plus, importantly, the necessity for a good night’s sleep and a healthy balanced diet to support our memory. NB: you cannot revise to music or with a mobile phone to hand! Please view this video here.

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