Exam Busters

This is a fast-paced, high-energy, highly interactive workshop designed to improve memory skills, increase self-confidence, understand the importance of reflective practices and regular review, and to prepare for exams.

It provides a heightened sense of aspiration and self-belief and promotes a positive attitude towards learning.

The skills learned in this workshop will improve exam performance.

Exam Busters

A highly interactive multisensory learning experience

Description

Ideal for Key Stage 4 students (though many school use it for KS3 also), this highly-interactive, multisensory learning experience shows them how to prepare for exams by equipping them with a range of very effective learning tools and exam preparation skills. It's a refreshing 2½ hour learning to learn presentation for students which will boost exam performance.

Run in your school hall to groups of 150 students at a time, this course also shows students how to reduce exam-related stress by preparing more efficiently.

Benefits

Students will leave the Exambusters workshop feeling energized, enthusiastic and far better prepared for their workload and their exams.

Although the name suggests that the workshop is just for revision & exam periods this is simply not the case. Indeed, we repeatedly hear from Year 11 students that they “wish we had learned this earlier”.

The sooner the better as far as we are concerned. The skills learned in Exambusters are skills for life: study, preparation, relaxation, stress reduction, organization, mental & physical health and well-being – as well as BUSTING through revision and exams themselves!!

Especially useful for students in Key Stage 4 and above, this course will also benefit:

  • Students who do not know how to prepare themselves mentally and physically for exams.
  • Students who need to improve learning skills.
  • Students who need exam support.
  • Students who need more confidence to aspire higher.

Content

During the course students will:

  • Be equipped with a range of learning to learn and memory tools and techniques.
  • Be introduced to the concept of the regular review process and given tools to follow through with this.
  • Be shown how to relax when preparing for exams.
  • Be encouraged to create an effective learning environment.
  • Be shown state-management techniques.

Aims

The course has 2 main aims:

  • To stimulate a positive attitude towards learning & revision.
  • To provide simple but effective techniques to better organize workload and improve exam preparation and performance.
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"Jay’s enthusiasm, knowledge of the strategies, techniques and tips was excellent and was exactly what we were looking for at this time in Year 11 for our students and parents. It’s testament to Jay and the workshop as to how many pupils had told their parents about how much they enjoyed it and how useful they found it that some students were calling and texting their parents during the school day to say ‘Mum/Dad you need to come to the Parent’s workshop this evening!’ The strategies were relevant, easy to use, engaging and delivered in a way which will facilitate the students use of them as well. It was great to be given some resources by Jay in order to support the pupils through the revision process as the year goes on as well. I will look to rebook this event for next years, Year 11 at a similar time."
Mr David Rhodes
Head of Middle School at Cardiff High School
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