Revision is a vital part of any preparation for examinations.
All students will need to revise in order to remind themselves of the work that they have been taught over the 18 month period leading up to their exams.
At the KSA we offer revision sessions for students as they progress towards their GCSEs and we also like students to make use of their time after the end of the Academy day to do the revision they need.
Students can also ask their course tutors for advise on what subjects on the topics to revise.
There are various skills needed to be able to revise in a way that will lead to exam success and the BBC provide a useful guide at www.bbc.co.uk/schools/studentlife/revisionandskills/
We have included some tips below to help students get started:
10 steps to revision success:
- Revision space: Find a good place to work. It should be quiet and uncluttered.
- Revision timetable: Draw up a revision timetable - it's crucial. It should be realistic, cover all subjects and allow you time off to relax.
- Make notes: Don't just read through your class work, make notes. One useful tip is to gradually condense your notes so they fit on the back of a postcard.
- Revision guides: Get a recommendation from your teacher as to which are most useful and then make sure you use them!
- Questions and answers: Write out some questions and answers to see how much you're actually remembering.
- Listen in: Read your notes onto a cassette and then play them walking down the street or whilst you're in bed.
- Prompts: Put key words and phrases on sticky notes around the house, so you'll see them often.
- Seek help!: Don't go it alone. They say a problem shared is a problem halved. So, get friends and family on board to help you revise.
- Past papers: Make sure you get hold of some past papers, they're a really good way of knowing what to expect in the exam.
- Relax: If you panic you're lost! The exams are going to happen so you might as well give yourself the best chance of doing well by starting to revise early and keeping calm.
- Memory cards are a great way to condense your revision notes and help you remember all those important facts for the exam
Options for Years 9, 10 and 11
KSA's new curriculum for years 9, 10 and 11 has been re-designed to offer more choice to students.
Download the options booklet by clicking here.
Download the options overview by clicking here.