To help your students improve their memory-recall techniques before their exams, it’s vital to understand the essential role of memory in learning. Misconceptions are often based on rote learning and memorisation, or the mistaken notion that remembering mere titbits of knowledge is pointless in the electronic era of Google.
Easter revision courses have never been more popular. Samantha Laurie looks at the key players
Ashbourne has been running a comprehensive programme of Easter Revision courses for more than twenty-five years and was the first college in London to establish such a programme. Our 2019 programme runs over a three-week period:
Week 1 – Monday 1st April – Friday 5th April
Week 2 – Monday 8th April – Friday 12th April
Week 3 – Monday 15th April – Friday 19th April
Our intensive revision courses offer students structured, effective and efficient revision practice in small groups, rather than working passively and unsupervised at home. Students are given extensive past paper practice and draw on specimen questions and examiners’ reports to optimise their success in the final exams. During the classes students are able to consolidate what they have learned and get individual help on areas they are struggling with.
Following each revision course students receive a written report on their progress with constructive feedback on performance and how they might improve in the future. This helps inspire the necessary focus in the lead up to their final examinations.
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For A level and GCSE students, Easter revision is one of the most important dates in the calendar.
We’ve been running Easter Revision courses for more than 25 years. Over 1,500 students now attend MPW Easter Revision courses each year.
Easter Revision courses are a great way of getting the bulk of your revision done early but expect to be worked hard. The revision is structured for you with the emphasis in the right places and lots of practice on past papers.
Full specification A level revision courses (reformed specifications) involve studying one subject solidly for a week.
By contrast, up to two GCSE revision courses, two AS revision courses (legacy specifications), two A2 revision courses (legacy specifications) or two end-of-Year 12 revision courses (reformed specifications) may be studied each week.
At MPW, A level Easter Revision courses are for a particular board and specification, so you’re in groups where everyone is studying exactly the same specification. That might influence the Easter Revision courses that you choose to take with us.
- Week 1: Monday 1 April – Friday 5 April
- Week 2: Monday 8 April – Friday 12 April
- Week 3: Monday 15 April – Friday 19 April
Why do A level Revision Courses?
Summer examinations are of pivotal importance for lower-sixth as well as upper-sixth students. For Year 12 students, regardless of whether the examinations are internal or external, their results will have considerable influence on their UCAS references, predicted grades and even sometimes the subjects that they are permitted to pursue into Year 13. For Year 13 students themselves, under the reformed specifications university and career prospects hinge on the results obtained in a single sitting at the end of a linear course.
Why do GCSE Easter Revision Courses?
GCSE results have always been an important milestone but their significance today is greater than ever. Government led reforms mean that the examinations are now more challenging. Schools and colleges are also raising their requirements for sixth-form entry. Furthermore, with A levels now linear, university tutors are paying much closer attention to applicants’ GCSE grades. Not surprisingly, students are keen to ensure that their exam preparations are as comprehensive and streamlined as possible during the final few weeks before their examinations begin.
Take a look at our NEW student revision conferences for 2018-2019, revamped and redesigned
in the light of the 2018 examinations, to support students in their 2019 examinations.
What you’ll get from Keynote revision conferences:
- Hints and tips from current top level examiners on how to boost grades
- Examples on how to meet the demands of the questions
Are your exams fast approaching? Are you starting to panic that you’re never going to be ready for them?
You’re not alone.
It’s an unfortunate truth that good study technique is rarely taught in schools, colleges or universities.
Which is where The Lazy Student’s Revision Guide comes in.
This book is packed full of study hacks that take you through the revision process in a concise and easy-to-read manner. I understand that you don’t have time to sit and read a 300 page manual on how to pass your exams. Let’s face it; if you did, then you could make a start on that pile of textbooks in front of you…
This book is for students looking for a no-nonsense, step-by-step guide to revision that has actionable advice to get you started soon.
In this guide you’ll learn how to:
- Make sure you’re physically and mentally prepared to study successfully
- Create a revision timetable that you’ll actually be able to stick to
- Avoid information overload and focus your studies on the things you need to know to ace your exams
- Produce top quality revision notes that you’ll use again and again
- Prepare for your exams without letting revision take over your life
The study tips, tricks and hacks in The Lazy Student’s Revision Guide are proven to improve exam performance. All you need to do to get the results you deserve is follow the steps in this guide.
Can you really afford to waste another day on revision techniques that might not even be working?
Read this book, apply the techniques you learn and you’re guaranteed better exam results than you ever thought were possible.
What other students have said about The Lazy Student’s Revision Guide:
“I have recently finished my mock exams and I now know that I have been studying a little wrong! The Lazy Student’s Revision Guide is very well written and is very informative. People who are about to start revising for exams need to know what to do and how to do it and this book does exactly that!”
“This book is a MUST read for students! As a student myself (and a lazy one at that) it has given me helpful tips and tricks to becoming a more successful student! A+++”
“Enlightening read from an intelligent author who clearly knows what he’s talking about. This book has been a great help for me during my studies and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone who has no idea how they should even start revision. A quick read and the step-by-step process makes it very easy to follow.”
Written by a teenager for teenagers, this simple guide guarantees success in your GCSEs. Upon its publication in 2009 the book was featured in The Daily Mail, The Sun and various educational publications becoming an Amazon UK bestseller and since that time helping thousands of young people achieve their academic potential. Having achieved 10 A* grades (4 with a score of 100%), the author shares practical tips on revision and exam technique directly relating to current GCSE specifications, including specific subject advice. The book is written from the perspective of a 16-year-old student who believes that everyone has the potential to achieve 100% in a GCSE. The author emphasises the importance of effective and efficient revision, focusing on how to study for and answer GCSE exam questions. This is in contrast to the many revision guides that focus on what to study and contributes to the book’s unique appeal. Confused about how to prepare for your GCSEs? Want to fulfil your academic potential? Bored of the normal advice? Then this is the book for you.