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

It’s likely we can all record a time when speaking to others helped aid our understanding of something. And revision should be no different. Revising with others can be hugely beneficial for your te

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'Nothing to fear' from Scotland’s school tests says international expert

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John Swinney to 'proceed until apprehended' on P1 testing

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Scottish Government loses vote on P1 assessments

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Slow Writers and Hard-to-Read Handwriting: Tips for your Teen

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My child has fallen behind: can they catch up?

My child has fallen behind: can they catch up? For whatever reason, a teen may fall behind when it comes to revision. As a parent, you might be left wondering whether you should step in and help- and

Crunch Time: Revision After Easter

Crunch Time: Revision After Easter Now the Easter holiday has passed, the exams are around the corner it’s crunch time for your child, as they spend their last few weeks- maybe even days- getting r

Getting the Top Grades: Tips

Getting the Top Grades: Tips When it comes to achieving the top grades, there are certain things students can do to give themselves the best chances. Here we explore some tips and tricks for things w

Bringing Work Home

It goes without saying that there is a renowned expectation for teens to be taking revision materials and work home with them. Revision is an important time for your teen to be independent and take o

Avoiding Silly Exam Mistakes

Avoiding Silly Exam Mistakes It’s a very unfortunate thing, when a teenager comes out of an exam and realises they’ve made a mistake. They’ve worked their whole school life to reach the pinnacl

Making the Most of Revision Sessions

Making the Most of Revision Sessions Revision classes or sessions are a great way for your exam-sitting teenager to scrub up on that all-important skill and knowledge. Whether your child attends afte

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Revision: what should my teen be doing?

Revision: what should my teen be doing? Revision is a vitally important part of the examination process. It offers the chance to revisit subjects and topics, as well as identify areas where there mig

Revision: Help your Child Make It Count

Help your Child Make It Count Firstly, you can help your teen by encouraging revision which has purpose. What are some of their outcomes, both in the immediate and also as a long term goal? What are

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: Other Resources

Other resources Answering Exam Questions - from the University of Reading How to Remember Information for Exams - From Memory Techniques - Links to over 20 resources to help you with r

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

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

New Amnesty Youth Group at Sands

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

EQ vs. IQ

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

Alternative approaches to education – a dialogue with parents

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

Trainee teachers learn about Sands

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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