The 15 minute forum tonight was led by science teacher and Company Leader Steph Holt. Whilst we have discussed previously how students should best revise at home (here), Steph was focusing on what she does with her students in lessons, to help them prepare for their exams. Steph stressed that what she had to say wasn’t necessarily backed up by educational research but worked for her – and there’s a great deal to be said for combining evidence with wisdom.
This is what Steph suggested:
Think like a teacher
Encourage students to scrutinise exam papers and know them inside out. Get them used to asking questions like:
- What has the exam board asked in previous exam questions regarding this topic?
- What else could they ask?
- Get students to predict the question based on the introductory information that goes before the question.
This will help to build their confidence and…
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