Revision

Year 11 Revision Sessions 2019-20

The Purbeck School deliver a programme of revision sessions to support student’s complete coursework and prepare for their GCSE examinations. Many of these sessions run throughout the year. If you wish to attend any revision session then please sign up with your subject teacher in order to find out the time and venue of the session. More subjects will deliver revision sessions as we get closer to the exams.

Many departments also offer drop in support sessions, where students can go and see their teachers if they require help with any part of their study. These are usually one-to-one with the teacher or held in small groups.

We also offer our GCSE Home Learning & Revision Club as a place for students to focus on revision and to complete home learning, which is held in room E14 from 3.30 – 4.30pm.

Revision SessionsMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Lunchtime• Geography
• Science
• BTEC Sport
• Drama
• Food Technology
• Business Studies
• French
• Geography
• BTEC Sport
• Computing
• Drama
• Geography
• Music
After school• English
• Food Technology
• Health and Social Care
• Product Design
• Drama
• Food Technology
• History (WkB)
• PRE (WkA)
• BTEC Sport
Drop In Sessions SessionsMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Lunchtime• Health and Social Care
• Mathematics
• Health and Social Care
• Mathematics
• Product Design
• Mathematics
• PRE
• Spanish
• Health and Social Care
• Mathematics
• Media
• Mathematics
After school• Chemistry• Art
• Photography
• Study Plus (E14)

If you would like to find out more about the revision sessions each subject has to offer then please email us at office@purbeck.dorset.sch.uk.

 

How to revise

At The Purbeck School we want to support our students and make sure they are using study strategies to support their revision, which work – based on educational research.

A group of cognitive psychologists from the USA, based in the University of Massachusetts, called ‘The Learning Scientists’ suggest six evidence  informed approaches to studying, that can help students to revise:

  • Elaboration – explaining ideas in detail.
  • Retrieval Practice – practice ‘remembering’ what they have been taught.
  • Spaced practice – spacing out your studying over time.
  • Dual coding – combining pictures and words to help you remember things.
  • Interleaving – switching between the topics that you study.
  • Concrete examples – using specific examples to understand abstract ideas.

Students and parents can download a booklet to give them more information about each strategy…

Six strategies for effective learning

Self-Directed Study Booklet 2019-20

They can also watch the following videos…

Elaboration

 

Retrieval practice

 

Spaced Practice

 

Interleaving

 

Concrete Examples

 

Dual Coding