Revision Guidance

Examinations and assessments can be a stressful time for our learners and their families

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Revision is really important as it builds confidence in the subject content and resilience when learners do encounter touch questions or tasks. Revision is revisiting the key information and facts from each subject in a structured way so that learners can retain the information and answer the questions in the assessments.
Past learners at Martin High offered some excellent advice when it comes to revision. They said:

  • Create a revision plan for each subject
  • Prioritise your time
  • Start revising NOW!
  • Don’t stress… plan for success.
  • Make a timetable and stick to it
  • Try your best
  • Stay fit, healthy and exercise too!

In order to best plan revision we have included a number of documents below including a revision timetable generator, revision flash card generator and revision advice. Specific subject advice is available on the subject area.

Additional materials

Key Stage Three revision strategies guide
Revision flash card generator
Revision timetable template
Exam board revision guidance 

Exercise the key to a healthy mind during assessment season

With the summer assessments beginning this half term it is important to consider your overall well-being. Exercise is a fantastic way to relieve stress and help you focus. It doesn’t have to be super strenuous either. The school track is 400m, why not take on a the ‘Daily Mile’ challenge during the assessment season by walking four laps during your lunch break. Take a friend, have a chat and enjoy the outdoors as well as the positive physical and mental health benefits below:

  • Exercise relieves stress - The bad news? Stress slows down the brain’s ability to process information, making it more difficult for us to concentrate and focus, which in turn can greatly impact your exam performance. The good news? There is a cure! Exercise cranks up the body’s production of serotonin and dopamine, the feel-good brain chemicals which helps create a happier and healthier mood. Even a quick 20 minute session can radically change your mental and physical state, especially if you have been sitting in the library all day.
  • Exercise improves memory retention - Finding it harder and harder to remember those Shakespeare quotes? Or the almost impossible answer to that biology question? Fitting in regular exercise into your routine can quite literally “jog” your memory. Exercise releases endorphins, also known as nature’s mood elevator, which has been shown to improve memory and boost your brain-building hormones. So next time you’re stuck for revision, try getting outside and let your brain do its magic!
  • Exercise increases focus and concentration - Regular exercise releases brain chemicals key for memory, concentration, and mental sharpness at the same time as lifting your mood, lowering stress and anxiety all of which contribute to brain health. Studies show that regular exercise helps you manage complex tasks, organise and razor sharpen your focus which is great for those long revision sessions or particularly complex exam questions.
  • Exercise boosts your energy - Feeling slumped? The more you move, the more energized you will feel. Regular physical activity improves your muscle strength and brain power, giving you the energy you need to think clearer and come up with new ideas. A good 15 minute break from revision to move around, even just around your living room, makes your body produce more energy whilst also making you feel happier.

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