What to do with Year 11 revision?


What to do with Year 11 revision?

Class Teaching

Tomorrow will mark 42 school days until the first GCSE exam for our current Year 11 cohort. They will have an extended assembly promoting the importance of this period, receive a study skills booklet, a revision programme and a magnet (to easily display the revision schedule on their fridge). However since last year, we have reviewed our revision package for Year 11 in an attempt to make it more effective and sustainable for students and staff.

The key question is “Are lots of extra revision sessions beneficial?”

The immediate answer to this is yes…

There is an increasing amount of evidence to support the importance of students revisiting material.cog2 The work of Daniel Willingham has shown how students need to transfer information from their working memory to their long-term memory to enable this information to be retrieved at a later date, rather than be forgotten. Once this information  has been stored…

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