revisioning for school exams

Revising with others can be hugely beneficial for your teen, and a great strategy to engage in.

Revision: Why Working with Others Can Help | Scholar Tutoring Agency

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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When is the right time to start revision, the answer might surprise you?

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Plan to Pass SQA Exams the First Time

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A Juggling Act: Exams with Revision

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

Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Exam and Revision Tips for College and A Level Students

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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Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Making revision easier (by not forgetting as much)

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

Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Revision planning

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

Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Remembering

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

Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Exams - on the day

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

Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Active Revision

  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

Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Exam and Revision Techniques - Introduction

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 performs Macbeth in national Shakespeare Schools Festival

            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

South Koreans look to Sands for ideas…

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

Sands School camp 2014 – Bryher

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

School Uniform – a dialogue with parents

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