Study Skills & Revision Techniques
EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS AND REVISION TECHNIQUES
Evidence suggests that we only retain 50% of the information we learnt yesterday and after a week, we only retain 10%. The only way we can move the information we have learnt into the long-term memory is through re-visiting the information 3 or 4 times over a number of weeks.
The GCSE & A Level exams have a tremendous amount of content to remember. Increasingly, this is the case for KS3 assessments.
In order to improve learning retention we are encouraging students to consider effective study skills and revision techniques. The focus of the time should be on the learning from the day and learning from the previous week, month and/or year.
CONSIDER THE ACRONYM ‘PREPARE’:
- Plan your time,
- Re-read, Re-draft, Recite, Re-test, Research, Rehearse & Record
- Essential Facts, Figures & Formula, Essay Model Answers
- Practice Questions
- Answers & Mark Scheme
- Review & Reflect on your progress
- Enjoy your future success
Please see the information below which offers key guidance on how to support students in revising and studying effectively: