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Year 8 Exams/Revision Information

Revision Information

Class teachers will provide students with information on what to revise and when the assessment will take place.

It is important that students are fully prepared and should be revising a little each day at home. These assessments will give both students and teachers a good idea of where they are currently at. It will allow teachers to plan appropriately for September and ensure that we can catch up and challenge students as necessary.

If students are unsure of anything they must ask their teachers for help immediately. 

You can access revision Information for some subjects in TEAMS - click the link below.

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Blank Revision Timetable
Digital Revision Timetable Creator
Revision Success Guide

Strategies to help with Home Learning

Strategies to help with home learning

1) Access – Do you have WiFi/laptop/headphones access, contact school if not.

2) Routine – Set a daily revision timetable and stick to it.

3) Planning – 5 mins preparing will save an hour later

Before. Have I done something like this before? What do I need to achieve?
During. Trial and error, reflection, can I change anything, am I meeting my goals?
After. What worked well, is there anything I can improve or alter?

4) Learning environment – Do you need to tidy or reorganise your room, do you have the right lighting, ambience, no distractions and a good supply of resources. Changing rooms every now and then can sometimes help.

5) Sprints – Work in short chunks of time. A novice sprinter will do 25min on and 25 min rest then repeat. A serious sprinter will do 25mins on and 5 min rest then repeat.

6) Spaced practice – Don’t work on one piece all night. Switch between subjects and topics.

7) Rate the challenge level of your tasks – Think about how you are feeling and choose an appropriate level of task to complete.

8) Think aloud – Verbalise your thoughts to anyone, your pet, your parent, yourself!

9) Ask yourself questions – who, what, where, why, when, how? Verbalise your answer and share your thinking.

10) Organise your thoughts Graphic organiser, visual mind map etc.

11) Don’t break the chain – Keep a diary or journal and tick off what you do each day.

12) Give it 5 – Just do 5 minutes, work intensively and see what it leads to.

13) Seek feedback – Teachers, friends, family, internet, mark schemes.

14) Respond to feedback – you will only learn from correcting your mistakes.

15) Emotional wellbeing – Don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling, learning should feel like a challenge.

16) Time out- Take a break and find a quiet space to breathe and be mindful or try and do some physical activity.

17) Reward yourself – Tell your family what you have done and be proud of your achievements.

Key Revision Websites


KS3 English - BBC Bitesize
KS3 English - 95 Enjoyable Quizzes for Years 7, 8 and 9 (educationquizzes.com)

Sparx Maths

Bitesize – information, videos and quizzes

Gradegorilla – Self marking revision quizzes

Seneca – KS3 Science section (set up a free account)

Education quizzes

CGP 10 minute tests

MFL (French & Spanish)
Bitesize BBC

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