Exam Busters

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

Exam Busters

A multisensory, active learning experience designed for students preparing to sit their GCSE’s/Nationals exams

Description

We recommend that students be sat around tables of 6-8 in a venue conducive to learning to receive the full workshop experience, however we are able to deliver bespoke seminars.

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.

Benefits

Exam Busters will benefit students by:

  • Offering a full-proof guide on answering exam questions
  • Increasing mastery
  • Providing a comprehensive exam booklet
  • Delivering a range of tools and techniques to suit left and right brain learners
  • Promoting interleaving, spaced repetition and retrieval practice

 

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
  • Overcoming mental blocks
  • Dual coding
  • Sticky note snap
  • Flashcards
  • The Leitner System

For further information about tools and techniques covered, please contact us for an in-depth breakdown.

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

Exam Busters will raise standards of learning and upskill students with a fully comprehensive exam toolkit, to ensure that they are ready to sit their exams.

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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."
Cardiff High School
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