ABOUT THIS COURSE

We are pleased to offer this new study and revision skills, adaptable and flexible course for all A Level teachers supporting their students in the run up to the final study skills, revision and run up to the exam itself.

The course will focus on high expectations including aspiring to achieve top grades, pragmatic approached to study skills, attacking the exam questions, promoting good study habits and relieving the pressure on the day. In addition, students will be offered top 10 revision strategies to add to their revision strategies.

This course is flexible and can be tailored for your students. The course is an absolute must for all Year 13 students preparing for exams and would also benefit your year 12 students.

Bringing the Student Course Into Your School – if you’re interested  in bringing the day or some of the sessions into your school for your Year 13 students for a full day, the sessions are flexible and can be tailored to suit  your priorities.  Please call Keynote on 01625 532974 or email jonathan@keynote.org.uk or adamw@keynote.org.uk for more information

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Your students will gain methods, approaches and strategies for study and revision skills to ensure student success.
  • Take away methods to inspire students to aim for top grades.
  • Take away pragmatic approaches to study.
  • Get motivated with top ten A Level strategies.
  • Explore ways to attack the exam questions
  • Run up to the exam: good habits.
  • On the day- remembering to not panic!
 DATE AND LOCATION London | Friday 4th February 2022
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
  • Year 13 A Level students
  • Year 12 A Level students
  • Teachers preparing A Level Students
  • Those with responsibility for A Level performance
CONFERENCE CODE 8868
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference

10-10.30am: Session One – High expectations: aspiring to achieve top grades.

  • Inspiring students to aim for and access the top grades.
  • Stretching all students to maximise potential.
  • Ensuring high expectations are at the core of study skills

10.30-11am: Session two: Effective pragmatic approaches to study

  • Ways to ensure successful study planning, organisation, managing and execution.
  • Metacognition- Methods and strategies to embed metacognition in revision planning.
  • Metacognition strategies – “what direction do I want my thinking to take me?”
  • Psychology of learning – avoiding cognitive overload, retrieval practice and embedding knowledge into long-term memory.

 

11-11.20am: Break

 

11.20-12pm: Session Three Raising students: Top 10 A level Strategies

  • 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
  • Graphic Organisers – effective use of this resource to embed learning
  • Exam Wrappers – effective use of this resources to reflect on learning
  • Flash cards – effective use of this resource to prompt memory recall
  • Genius Questions – effective use of this resource to engage in retrieval practice

 

 

12-1pm: Session four:   Attacking the exam questions

  • Understanding the command words and the different connotations of these within the exam questions.
  • Robust techniques to recall content and ways to appropriately apply this to examination questions.
  • Dissecting examination questions- really understanding the vocabulary used and the expectations of the answer.
  • Strategies to improve assessment skills including analysis, evaluation and application to achieve greater potential.

1-2pm: Lunch

 

2-2.40pm: Session Five: The run up to the exams: Good habits:  Alleviating exam stress

  • Ensuring good habits in the final preparation.
  • Growth mindset – effective techniques to develop resilience in your students and increase motivation when preparing for examinations
  • Solutions to over anxiety.
  • Mindset shift: preparing for exam success
  • Empowering your students to assess their own revision.
  • Avoiding unachievable goals- realistic day to day revision planning.

 

2.40pm-3.10pm: Session Six: The day of the exam:  dealing with pressure and stress

  • Embedding stress relieving techniques for the day- deeps breaths to calm and focus.
  • Scanning the questions and prioritising areas of strength to answer first.
  • Avoiding the moment of panic: focusing in on the question.
  • Remembering to not to panic!

3:10-3.30pm: Any Questions?

Students £25+VAT

One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT

Rosie Hussain

Rosie Hussain is a skilled practitioner and current examiner for a leading exam board. She has experience in teaching and leadership, including leading on raising achievement through varied and engaging revision methods. She is a current Head of an outstanding department in an FE setting and has a particular interest in strategies to improve metacognition and self-regulation within pupils in order to enhance student outcomes.