Students at Isambard Community School in North Swindon have been provided with new and effective study skills in a bid to change and improve students’ attitudes to revision in the lead up to exams.
Elevate Education, recommended to the school by one of the governors, provides short, sharp study skills’ training sessions to students in Years 10 and 11 by young, graduate presenters .
They offer practical advice and tips for students on effective time planning to avoid last minute revision panic and stress, and without sacrificing leisure time.
Kirsty Winnan, assistant headteacher (community), said teachers were keen to complement revision tips already being delivered in lessons from a different perspective. She said: “Students have all of the resources they need to revise effectively, but we felt they needed an extra boost – something which Elevate Education has delivered.
“What is refreshing about these sessions is the fact that students can really relate to the presenters. They’re young and use language students understand – students look up to them as role models as they’re only a few years older than them. The presenters have been a great hit all round.”
Year 10 student Charlie said: “The Elevate Education session was an uplifting experience and gave me confidence about my exams. The trainers make you realise it is not just about exams, but the bigger picture and what we want to do after school.”
Year 10 student, Jordan, added: “It’s a fun way to learn about revision; the presenters inspired you to revise more.”
“The back-up material after each session is extremely useful, as it encourages the students to re-read their revision notes or look at the website again.”