Exam Busters

Designed for students preparing to sit their GCSE’s/Nationals exams.

Exam Busters

A multisensory, active learning experience.

Description

Exam Busters is an inspiring, intensive and interactive workshop which empowers students with exam preparation tips, revision tools and stress management techniques.

Benefits

We recommend that students be sat around tables of 6-8 in a venue conducive to learning

This workshop can be delivered in either:

  • 2 x 2 hour workshops
  • 4 x 1 hour workshops
  • 3 x 80 minute workshops

Please note that this workshop is designed to be delivered over the course of 2 hours. Condensed versions of the workshop are still incredibly effective, but this does mean removing techniques. Students who sit the full 2 hours will leave the workshop with a comprehensive exam toolkit. 

Content

This workshop aligns with Gatsby benchmarks, the 3 I’s and NERUPI framework. Some of the content covered in Exam Busters includes:

  • The RICE exam system for answering exam questions
  • Past paper challenge
  • Managing time in an exam
  • Secrets of a successful memory
  • Metacognition
  • Overcoming mental blocks
  • Dual coding

Techniques include:

  • Sticky note snap
  • Flashcards
  • Cheat/CRIB sheet
  • The Leitner System

 

Aims

  • To stimulate a positive attitude towards learning and exams
  • To upskill students with effective memory techniques
  • To provide a comprehensive exam tool kit

Results

We recommend that students be sat around tables of 6-8 in a venue conducive to learning.

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"Natalie was excellent – her enthusiasm and passion were really clear, and this rubbed off on the students. They were all really positive about the content and the course leader. Communication with Natalie before the event was really easy, she arrived early in the morning and was adaptable to our requests! 10/10!!!"
Villers High School
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