We fully believe in providing all students with the opportunities and experiences to enhance and develop their subject knowledge, as they prepare for externally-assessed examinations. Teachers at Swanwick Hall School will be providing students with a range of opportunities for them to engage with preparing for their exams in an easily accessible, highly-focused and timely way. We aim to do this through the development of revision skills and strategies, and the provision of Masterclasses. The Masterclasses will be highly focussed and will provide subject-specific preparation. Masterclasses will mainly be delivered through in-school face-to-face sessions. We hope to be able to offer Remote Masterclasses in the future which will be accessible from this page. A schedule for the in-school sessions will be communicated to students through their Tutors, Show My Homework, and a copy of the latest schedule is included below.
- Students have been taught explicit ways of how to revise via form tutors.
- Whatever strategies students choose to use to revise, the key is to work in small chunks, test themselves to find out what they cannot recall, and focus on this in the next chunk of revision.
- Families can help by playing the role of the ’tester’ and by keeping students positive: when they work out what it is they cannot easily recall, this is a good thing if it gives them the direction for the next step in revision.
As a school, we have prioritised 3 key strategies for effective learning:
- Look Cover Write Check
- Mind maps
You can learn more in these short videos.