Revising with others can be hugely beneficial for your teen, and a great strategy to engage in.
Revision: Why Working with Others Can Help Believe it or not, there are many benefits to working with others on the lead up to an exam. Revision is often considered a process whereby a student studies
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Color coordinating can be a little daunting if you've never been introduced to color theory based on the color wheel. The color wheel is a great tool to help you choose colors that go together. Whethe
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When is the right time to start revision, the answer might surprise you? We tend to think revision is what comes at the end of the term. That there is a set time to start revision, and for most that a
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Active Listening: Learning to Listen Well Listening. That’s easy, right? Sit still and listen: that’s all your teenager has to do… Unfortunately, it’s not as straightforward as that. Listening
How to Practise Past Papers Effectively Practice past papers- they’re the one thing students may wail at when they see another one: “Why am I doing another one, again?!” Whilst in your teen’s
Hints for October Half Term Realistically, half term isn’t long enough for a huge wealth of revision. However, it’s certainly time to get on top of some study- and get ahead with revision! Priorit
Mentally Equipped for an Exam Year? The exam year your teen is about to face will no doubt have levels of challenge and difficulty. There’ll be times where your child requires resilience; your child
Knowledge (really is!) Power ‘Knowledge is power’ teachers cry out to the class! Yet- when it comes to exams- it can feel like all the focus is on passing a very specific set of exams. However, yo
Stop Comparing: It’s so easy to compare marks or results amongst peers. No doubt, by the time your child reaches their exam years, they’ll already be comparing themselves to others in the class: w
Plan to Pass SQA Exams the First Time Ideally, your child sits exams just once and passes with the grade they ‘should have.’ But… ‘re-take’ exams do exist: sometimes things just don’t go t
A Mind ‘Set’ for Study When it comes to studying, your child needs to have their mind ‘set’ in the right direction. Dually to this, having a ‘good mind-set’ is imperative to your child’s
A Juggling Act: Exams with Revision Juggling revision amongst examinations is tough. Once home, your teen may feel a mixture of tiredness, stress and relief. Therefore, once the exams start- and your
Exams can be a source of real fear and anxiety for a lot of students. The more you revise and prepare, the better you will do. This micro-site has been created to support all our future University o
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Revision is not REvision if you feel you learning things for the first time because you have forgotten it all since your lectures/classes. If you attend a lecture or class and then put your notes a
Revision planning tips There is no single best way to revise for an exam but you do need to adopt an organised approach. Here are some tips for planning your revision: Find out the exam format T
Having said that exams at university are more about understanding than remembering, there will always be some things that you do need to remember. For example, even in a more theoretical subject, it
In the exam hall What to bring: Your student card (if you can't find it, bring other photo ID). Pens, pencils etc. Calculator (if needed and allowed). What to leave away from your table: Any note
In higher education, your examinations should not just be testing your ability to remember information; instead they test your understanding of information. It is therefore important to make s
Why do we have exams? The aim of exams is to inform others, as well as you, about the standard of your work. Unless there was some form of recognised standard, qualifications would lose their v
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Sands students recently had the opportunity to perform an abridged version of ‘Macbeth’ as part of the national Shakespeare Schools Festival. The group participated in a workshop
As young people in South Korea struggle with the consequences of their ultra high pressure education system Sean goes to Seoul to share how Sands treats social development, emotional literacy and acad
We finished the term with a wonderful week camping on Bryher, one the Scillies’ “off” islands. After a lively crossing on the notorious ‘cork-screwing’ Scillonian III and arrival in pouring
The latest in Sean’s series of articles about education is on school uniform. Does having a compulsory uniform policy free our children and teenagers from the tyranny of the media/fashion/consumptio
Respect is central to our ethos here at Sands; as a school, as a community and as individuals. We feel that having an awareness of world issues is important as it helps us to grow as compassionate p
Sean’s second article in the Dialogue with parents series is about the importance of developing emotional literacy and how this can be supported in school. Whilst it cannot be taught in the conventi
Sean considers the ‘method behind the madness’ that has gone into creating a school with such a unique identity as Sands through a new Dialogue with Parents page on our website. The topics cover
On Friday 7th February, a group of students and staff went to Coombeshead school in Newton Abbot to present Sands School at the SCITT* training session for student teachers. We were presenting alongsi
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