This engaging one day conference is designed for teachers to ensure their students are effectively implementing revision strategies and examinations skills required to succeed in the forthcoming examinations. The conference aims to provide clarity and guidance on how to effectively implement evidence based high impact revision strategies and embed powerful leavers for boosting learning and student outcomes


  • Developing an understanding of metacognition and self-regulated learning
  • Increase awareness of effective learner behaviours
  • Explore how to maximise success levels in the examination and develop a greater understanding of what examiners are looking for in A/A* responses.
  • Be provided with research and guidance on effective implementation.
  • Be provided with high impact evidence-based strategies to improve student outcomes.
  • Be provided with practical resources and tools to use in preparation for examinations
  • Be given the opportunity to share good practice and disseminate the skills and knowledge provided to improve student outcomes
COURSE DATE London | Thursday 23 June 2022

London | Wednesday 09 November 2022

  • Head of department
  • Senior leaders
  • Experienced and non-experienced teachers from all A Level subjects
  • Research & CPD Leads
  • Specialist Leaders of Education
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an in-school course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


10.00 – 10.50am: Memory & Metacognition

  • Evidence based practice EEF Metacognition (Self-regulation) – How to recognise effective and ineffective learner behaviours
  • Common pitfalls – reflections on methods used by students and their effectiveness.
  • Psychology of learning – Cognitive overload, retrieval practice and embedding knowledge into long-term memory.
  • Learn new strategies to support effective learner behaviours, helping students to become self-regulated independent learners.

10.50 – 11.10am: Discussion: coffee break

11.10 – 12.30pm: Evidence based high impact revision strategies

  • Examples of effective high impact revision strategies students can use to prepare for examinations
  • Ask, explain and connect – elaboration of ideas
  • No cramming – spaced practice
  • Switch – interleaving topics
  • Words & Visuals – dual coding
  • Examples – concrete relevant examples
  • Recall what you know – retrieval practice test

12.30 – 1.30pm: Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.30pm: Exam Ready – How to approach examination questions

  • Techniques to recall information and application to examination questions
  • Dissecting examination questions- vocabulary & command words
  • Develop the ‘A*/A Grade’ skills – analysis, evaluation and application.
  • Techniques to consolidate your responses to examination questions and sign-posting
  • Examiner expectations – examiners reports and mark schemes

2.30 – 2.40pm: Discussion: afternoon tea

2.40 – 3.30pm: How to alleviate examination stress

  • Growth mindset – building the resilience muscle
  • Well-being – how to stay motivated
  • Sustaining learning – spaced practice
  • Action planning for success -setting realistic targets.
  • Stretching students – preparing them for their next transitions

3.30 – 3.45pm: Any Questions?

Rosie Hussain

Rosie Hussain (MBA in Senior Leadership in Education) is a highly experienced and innovative classroom practitioner, with over 20 years in leading departments and delivering high quality T&L training. She is currently Head of Psychology as well as leading Research and development in a secondary school and sixth form college. As an AQA A Level Examiner and member of the Chartered College of teaching she prides herself in providing high impact evidence-based practice in order to improve Teaching & learning in education.