1. Keep calm and get organised
- Check you know the exam boards for your subjects. Ensure you have a copy of the relevant sections of the specification for each subject to be examined...if not get printing!
- RAG rate the sections of the spec - identify clearly what you need to revise.
2. Keep calm, I have a plan!
- Ok have you printed specs and RAG rated?
- Produce a basic plan of where you have commitments - lessons/homework/employment - COLOUR CODE.
- Use your RAG rated specs...what will you focus on this week? The more DETAIL the more likely it will happen.
- Once planned, trial it...as you go through the week tick off what you do.
3. Organise your folders
- Gather the loose pieces of paper
- Organise your folder into sections...use dividers!
- Make sure to include all marked work that has feedback...use it!
- Include additional resources...but make sure you use them...Highlight key points etc. - they are not just there to fill your folder!
4. Chunk and check
- Chunk your work.
- Try an exam question (on exam board website).
- Struggling to find questions? Ask your teacher!
5. Keep calm and read
- Textbook, articles, additional sources...
- SQ3R .... does it work for you?
- Effective Reading
- MOODLE ADVANCED LEARNING http://moodle.george-spencer.notts.sch.uk/course/view.php?id=482
- Don't understand something? Use a post-it make a note, ask your classmates, ask your teacher.
6. Keep calm and understand exam terminology
- The most important thing to do when you first open you exam booklet is to read all the questions and try to understand what they are asking of you.
- This glossary contains many of the exam terms most often used in essay titles
7. Keep Motivated