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But equally provide other sort of aids that they can use to help them,” says Robinson.
“There are books and cards available in shops like WH Smith that really gear up to helping students learn.” The exam boards themselves provide a huge number of resources such as past papers.
There is certainly no shortage of advice with every avenue flooded with revision kits, support forums, apps and an astonishing amount of flash cards.
Finding the right advice is much like searching for a needle in a haystack. Plan revision in advance "The important thing is structure,” advises Lee Glaser, headmaster at Taunton School, Somerset.
The key is not the length of time spent working, but the quality. Manage Stress Homewood says students “need to manage their stress levels – a bit of stress is helpful but too much stress is counterproductive.” For some, this may be easier said than done but part of managing stress is ensuring that students get enough time to relax and take a break from work.
Kids need to know that they can take time off without worrying themselves.” 4.
Eat, sleep and drink well “Provide them with lots of treats and snacks,” says Louise Robinson, the Head of Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School, but “keep snacks healthy by making sure that there is prepared fruit and veg.” “Concentrated caffeine drinks should be avoided at all cost,” insists Homewood.
“In order to be an effective, active and productive reviser you need to make sure that you are being sensible about how you look after yourself,” says Budge.
“The worst thing is the detention type of approach, either self imposed or parentally imposed, which is all about time." Glaser stresses, "if parents see kids working too much, take them out, go for a long walk.
Is it OK for your child to be working all hours of the day?