Matthew Burns

100 HOUR REVISION CHALLENGE

A 100-hour revision challenge for pupils in Year 11, 12 and 13 at Sedbergh School will focus minds on exam preparation over the Easter holidays.

Pupils have taken part in study skills workshops run by Elevate Education during both the Michaelmas and Lent Terms, and this challenge provides a structure for study away from school.

The break is 21 days long and if pupils complete five hours of revision per day, they will meet the 100 hours  – which is the minimum requirement to achieve exam success.

Dan Harrison, Deputy Headmaster Academic, said: “Pupils know that if they work in the mornings, they are then free for the rest of the day. We stress to them the significance of this in them achieving their potential in the summer examinations.

We have seen the positive impact of this challenge on pupil motivation, confidence and performance during the exam season and due to this and many other initiatives, our exam results have been considerably improved in the last five years.

A spokesperson from Elevate Education said: “The question for many students is: How do I take all the work I have done and turn it into the marks I deserve?

The seminars we have delivered outline the critical exam skills that will allow pupils to excel in the exam room, whilst also demonstrating that exams are not just about the exam room – the preparation is where the marks are.

We look at preparation, fixing mistakes, allocating time, stress management and how to tailor succinct, focused answers.” Elevate has been working with schools for 11 years and uses young presenters who pupils can really relate to.

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