Tools to support learners as they prepare for exams and end-of-year lessons to inspire creative thinking
Exam season is almost upon us! While your students will have been working hard to revise subject knowledge over the holidays, it’s always a good idea to go over those vital exam skills to ensure that they’re ready for anything.
We’ve selected a few of the top resources to help you do just that, as well as some cross-curricular lesson ideas to make sure your classes are engaged right up until the end of the academic year.
Exam skills resources
- Exam preparation booklet*
Ideal for pupils looking for last-minute ways to revise ahead of their exam, this comprehensive booklet offers a variety of alternative techniques.
- Essay-writing toolkit
This extensive guide contains a variety of tools, tips and tricks to help students become more confident in their essay writing.
- Exam answer planner
Support students as they plan answers to longer questions by encouraging the use of this editable worksheet, including a list of key command words.
- Graphic organiser templates
Easily adapted to suit any subject area, these templates are another useful way of helping visual learners to organise answers to exam questions.
- Rapid revision progress
Use this well-structured presentation to get pupils to practise specific skills in order to maximise marks in short-answer questions during exams.
- Post a Pringle task
Develop higher-level thinking skills with this unusual project, in which students must design packaging that enables a Pringle to be sent through the post.
- Paper clip boat challenge*
Introduce pupils to the concept of water tension by getting them to experiment with ways to make a paper clip float.
- A to Z quiz*
Test learners' general knowledge with this alphabet-themed quiz, earning more points for questions that are slightly trickier.
- Pirate maths game
Why not embrace the pirate theme by playing this addictive game, through which pupils can practise key numeracy skills, as part of a mini unit of work?
- Whodunnit? murder mystery
Allow students to go through the steps required to solve this stimulating mystery, before getting them to work together to create their own.
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