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:
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.
Super Speed Study Skills will benefit students by:
This workshop aligns with Gatsby benchmarks, the 3 I’s and NERUPI framework. Some of the content covered in Super Speed Study Skills includes:
For further information about tools and techniques covered, please contact us for an in-depth breakdown.
Students will leave Super Speed Study Skills feeling empowered, enriched and motivated to advance their learning using the tools and techniques they’ve learnt.
Natalie’s energy was magnificent. She was able to engage both Year 10 and 11 year groups for 2 x two hour sessions- very impressive! Students were able to take away some ideas for their own personalized revision tool kit. Activities planned were varied, there was a great pace to each of the sessions.
The workshop was well conducted. Students were very positive about the workshop and engaged throughout. We will be booking again for next year. 10/10
The 4 session were informative and entertaining. Good strategies shared and opportunities for discussion. Personable, knowledgeable, and shared anecdotes to engage. Dave was prepared to go off on a tangent to accommodate the student's questions, which was good. 8/10!
I am confident students can revise for their upcoming exams using some of the techniques shown. Time management was great
Hi, I have done my own evaluations and taken the highlights from it.
There was no negatives or improvements given on the 135 forms I received back.
Here are the main positives: •Showed us ways to help revise •It helped and was really good. •Good tips to help with exams •Learnt about positive thinking •New, good, helpful strategies for revising efficiently. •Very enthusiastic and engaging •Helped motivate us •Mad Mark was great. •Memory exercises were useful •Remembering 45 facts on Muhammed Ali •Showed us good revision techniques.
Students engaged and the content was well lead. Enjoyed by students and supporting staff thought it was well delivered and shared excellent strategies
As usual the presentations from Jay were very useful for our students and we feel this is a positive experience for them and it keeps them engaged.
We were really happy here at Light Hall with the Super Speed Study skills day and the fact that Rachel had tailored it just right to create a bespoke package to match our students’ needs was great. A very positive presentation with lots of good skills and techniques that pupils will be able to use again and again. The presentation was well organised and well delivered. Rachel pitched the delivery just right for our Y10 students and was able to adapt the two sessions dependent on who was in front of her. Definitely something that we will be looking at incorporating into our calendar for next year!
The courses are very well designed. Both the study skills and the revision days were well received by students, with staff who sat in wanting to put the material learned to use straight away. Colleagues were reciting the life of Muhammed Ali verbatim in the staffroom! Most importantly, as with all INSET/training, the course leader makes all the difference. I have come across few people who are as relaxed about the time outside of the sessions, and at the same time as dynamic and engaging during the training sessions themselves as Jay. He is an integral part of our KS4 curriculum delivery and always very welcome at Challoner.
We booked the course because we knew what we would get. Following a session with Rachel Munns last year, we knew we would get important study skills delivered to our students in a fun and memorable way. The style of presentation is quite different to what the students experience every day but the skills and techniques covered are useful in all lessons. Steve was an excellent presenter and lived up to our high expectations having had Rachel last year. We would definitely be very happy for him to come to our school again.
The Super Speed Study Skills workshop was excellent – fun, with lots of ideas for pupils to take away. Pupil evaluation was very positive. Many said that they had tried one of the techniques last night.
I felt that the course was well pitched between activities and lecture speaking. Practical strategies were given that have enabled students to extend their repertoire of study skills. Rachel was great in adapting to our timing constraints and she was extremely professional throughout.
It was indeed interactive and as well as informative. As a school we are always trying new things and one of our key focuses is to work more with parents. The session Kim delivered certainly helped us make that connection we were hoping. WE are going to try to continue this type of support for parents to support their child. Really positive and still testing students on their knowledge on Marco Polo and the elements of the periodic table. Kim was friendly, easy to talk to and nothing was ever a problem. She was indeed MAD – top session
Natalie is a great communicator and trainer and wasted no time engaging our students who are not generally the easiest to get on board. I have already seen students try and apply some this in learning and note taking. Great session even according to teachers
We thought Shenaz was really good, very motivating and the way she presented different tasks was great. Even staff learnt a new way of mind mapping! The girls were on the whole very good, with the Y11s more focused than the Y10s. Shenaz kept them focused and involved. The girls responded well and we believe that a lot of them will take away methods to help them. Shenaz was very good and had a fantastic manner about her when delivering the content of today, despite her cold!
As always Kim was brilliant. The children loved her and recognised her from last year so there was a real buzz in the hall. The teachers who sat in on the presentation thought it was excellent.
I feel that the course is very beneficial to students and delivers ways that students can in enhance their learning in a fun and dynamic way. Again, there were very positive feedback comments from both staff and students regarding the day, content and facilitator Kim.
Another excellent day with Positively Mad. Shenaz, the course leader, led the year 11 and year 10 students through the ‘Exam Busters’ and ‘Super Speed Study Skills’ courses respectively with her useful infectious enthusiasm and sense of fun as well as including hard hitting facts to encourage students to study effectively to get the right grades for whatever they want to do post 16. The students left armed with a wealth of useful ideas about to learn and revise effectively. We will certainly be looking to book the courses again next year
Lots of very positive feedback from both Students and Staff in the way it was delivered. Pupils I spoke woth after the workshop felt it something they could and are going to use to revise for the forthcoming exams. Overall I believe this was a very positive experience for them and something the majority of pupils will use. Well organised and run with very positive feedback from all who attended.
Both days were excellent and our pupils got so much out of this, which we will build upon when we do internal revision with both year groups. Mark was superb, so personable and worked so hard with our pupils, and our staff also got a lot out of the day.
Natalie’s delivery was excellent. She was passionate and engaging and the students got a lot from the sessions. Natalie was well organised and well planned and the day ran very smoothly.
Excellent again this year. Kids very receptive. Already had my Yr 11 using mindmaps in their revision! Going to reinforce reviewing now!
Many thanks to you all for an enjoyable day. Kim was most engaging with the students and the organization from your office staff was clear and prompt. Students and staff have gained from the experience.
Hi , it was an excellent day. Rachel was superb. Parents, teachers, pupils all made really positive comments. For example one member of staff emailed me to say it was the best bit of inset she had done in many years. Some of our more challenging pupils actually came up to me after to thank me for setting it up! Rachel really engaged with all of her audiences and did a fantastic job. I really can't praise her enough. Thank you.
The material was excellent and Rachel was very good. She was punctual and brought all her own equipment. She had a lovely positive manner and the majority of our students engaged with the session and learned from it. The evening session for parents was good too and parents were grateful to have the opportunity to find out what the students had been learning.
Thanks so much for the really engaging workshop. The students loved it! I saw a number of them at the end of the day, and they were 'buzzing' from some of the ideas. I know quite a few of them really well, and it is remarkable that they could tell me so much about Marco Polo after spending just 5 minutes on the topic 6 hours earlier! We will certainly be continuing with some of these ideas, and I would recommend that session to anybody. Clearly the principles would work with our HAPS when learning quotes for a literature exam.
The course was a great success , the students enjoyed the workshops provided and many of them could see how they could benefit from following some of the revision techniques outlined by Mark Kennedy . The interactive nature of the course also helped to ensure the students were concentrating throughout the two hours. A great day
Shenaz was as brilliant as ever and both year groups came away with lots to consider. It is proving very effective as the following day pupils in a History class were asking the member of staff to help them structure their revision based on some of the techniques they were shown – they worked! Just what we needed – thank you.
As ever, feedback was great. Daniel was enthusiastic and sessions were fun and informative. Staff and students were happy
Very useful and they offered plenty of tips for students that were both practical and easy for the students to do. Excellent day that really has benefitted the students and staff.
The Super Speedy Study Skills workshop was delivered to our Year 10 girls, then the parents session with Year 10 and 11. Both sessions were absolutely superb. In particular, the content provided students with accessible strategies they could deploy across the curriculum which promoted processing, rather than passivity. Not only were the activities explained, they were demonstrated and applied. The facilitation of retention was tangible for every single student. As such, students finished feeling equipped and confident in the skills they had developed. They were keen to adopt these strategies in their independent study due to the enthusiasm invoked in them during the sessions. Complete buy-in was also supported by the scientific evidence provided and approach taken in delivery. Furthermore, parents were completely engaged and delighted with the progress they observed amongst their children. They were also extremely grateful that the messages conveyed were consistent with the advice given by themselves and teachers. As such, at home, they felt confident they would be able to enable effective study. The resources used were absolutely appropriate, however what really made these sessions was the competence and tone of our presenter, Shenaz. Her manner with the students and parents was spot-on. She instantly read the audience and ensured that every member was able to fully participated. We will certainly be booking again in the future!!!
Jay coped well with the 150 in each workshop. Students were engaged and commented afterwards on how much they had enjoyed the workshop and what they got out of it. Very well received by students. 10/10
Can I just say many thanks – Jay was in school with us last week and it was a really positive experience for our students. Please can you pass on thanks to Jay. We are focusing this week on building on the workshops from last week with Years 8-11 students. We will definitely be booking again for next January.
It was a very successful day thank you. Natalie worked very hard and the kids all enjoyed it. More importantly I think they actually picked up some great tips. I know I did.
Steve was a great presenter and really enthused the pupils. Parents at the parent session all said how useful and valuable their session was. Brilliant day that thoroughly engaged and invigorated our pupils. Thank you.
The two areas. Study skills and Motivation very relevant topics. The Students really got into the first session on study skills and to some degree the same with Motivation. Natalie was very positive and praised the students for their involvement and enthusiasm throughout the day. A very worthwhile and enjoyable day. Very good indeed, Natalie was excellent
This ‘Super Study Skills’ event was well received by all our Year 11 pupils and expertly presented by Steve. The pupils finished the day armed with a range of multi-sensory learning techniques which will hopefully make their study time in the future more effective and even enjoyable! Thanks for the ‘memories’ Steve.
Very interactive and informative- well delivered and you really captured their attention.
Brilliant. The materials were pitched at exactly the right level for our pupils – they were kept amused and challenged throughout. Pupils enjoyed the session enormously and many have been to tell me today how amazing it was
As always the workshops were fun and informative for the students. They all really enjoyed themselves and I don’t think they even noticed how much they were learning which is always a good thing. A well structured, fast paced day which the girls really enjoyed and got a lot out of.
The courses we booked were exactly what our students needed at this stage of their examination preparations. Shenaz was outstanding; her delivery and enthusiasm were quite exceptional and she maintained engagement throughout the 2 x 2 hour sessions. The content was pitched to the correct level and Shenaz engaged students of all abilities for the duration of the day – no mean feat!. Resources were extremely well prepared, relevant and engaging. 10/10! Thank you! Exceptional – I would highly recommend these courses to any academy/school.
We were extremely happy with the course content. We have been delivering the induction program ourselves for the past few years and it was very similar but it is all in the delivery. Rachel was superb! She had our students’ full attention and the she got across her messages loud and clear. We are looking in to booking the Exam Busters session for our year 11 students as well as having you back next year to provide the positive and inspirational start to our KS4 students.