Posts Tagged ‘revision’
I’m beginning to utilise some ideas from Helen Young’s course earlier in the week. For the first time in my career I have drafted a revision timetable for students. Each week will focus upon a topic, supported by a knowledge and a past papers session at dinner or after the College day.
We give students revision notes but I’m concerned that their use of these (Am I being optimistic?) is passive, as a result I’m putting together A5 mini-booklets for each of the topics. The aim is for students to use these alongside their class and revision notes.
Feel free to download a copy and adapt to your syllabus. Clicking on the image above will (should) take you to a copy of the file. (1mb docx).
It’s been a long time since I have been on a geography course, but I jumped at the chance of going to meet Helen Young (please take a moment to look at the excellent resources on her Geography Geek website) who was delivering the GA course ‘Preparing students for GCSE exams’. The course was also based in Nottingham and within walking distance, which was a bonus!
Helen discussed a number of strategies she has used with her students to prepare them for exams, I was particularly stuck by her message that revision starts from the first day of the course. As a course leader she stuck a balance between delivering content and providing time for participants to develop their skills, with the opportunity to make revision videos and podcasts. I had a little time to remix one of her podcasts to a funky beat…
Sadly it’s fully booked at the moment, but I’m sure the GA will run it again…
I’ve been enjoying having a play with the Draw Something app, since students introduced it to me. This week it has become one of the fastest selling of all time. It’s a little like taboo but on your favourite device.
Jumping on the bandwagon, until they produce a geography version, I’ve produced some cards (1 mb ppt) which I’ll be using during Easter revision. Feel free to adapt, or get students to produce their own version.
Case study summaries for the CEA GCSE Geography course. (1mb pdf)
Student syllabus summary for the GCSE CEA Geography course. (261kb pdf)
As that time is fast approaching I wondered whether people would like to share their revision strategies. Please email me/leave a comment if you wish to be given permission to edit the document.