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Study Skills Tip for March

Date Published: 03/03/2020

TOP TIPS FOR  MEMORISING NOTES Many students find it really difficult to cope with the memorisation that can be needed for tests and exams. Of course you can’t just rote learn and regurgitate, you need to be able to apply

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Getting Organised for 2020

Date Published: 29/01/2020

Learning how to be organised and study effectively is an important skill for secondary school students. As the new year begins, it’s important that students spend time setting their study goals for the year, organising their diaries and marking in

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How to Stay Positive as Exams Approach

Date Published: 05/11/2019

As the year 12 exams begin this week, we have some useful study tips from the Study Skills Handbook on how to stay positive and deal with the stress involved. STUDY SKILLS TIP FOR NOVEMBER How To Stay Positive As

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Video Resources via ClickView

Date Published: 08/10/2019

Think beyond books for learning.  Students can use video information as a research source and broaden their understanding of topics covered in class. The college subscribes to Clickview so that students have engaging and relevant video resources.  These are curated

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Making the Most of Feedback

Date Published: 08/10/2019

As students head into the new term, it is important that they learn how to make the most of the feedback they receive after the exams are returned. It is also timely to remind students that the iCentre has a

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Exam Preparation with Smart Studying Strategies

Date Published: 09/09/2019

Our brains are wired to forget so try these proven strategies from neuroscience to help you reinforce your learning and assist with your exam preparation. Taking handwritten notes rather than using your laptop allows you to remember more and have

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Study Tips for Students: Overcoming Procrastination

Date Published: 02/09/2019

Do you ever find yourself procrastinating? You mean to start work on an assignment, but you just keep putting it off until it ends up being a mad rush the night before it is due. The Overcoming Procrastination unit at

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Romeo and Juliet Resources

Date Published: 19/08/2019

Our Year 10 students are studying Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet this term. If students are looking for additional resources to help them understand the themes in the play, there are good quality literary criticism articles available through the OPAC. Specifically,

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Research Skills: Assessing Resources

Date Published: 05/08/2019

Students are bombarded with information from the internet, but how do they discern trustworthy sources from those less credible or even false? In our digital environment and the era of  ‘fake news’,  it is essential for students to develop the research and

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Exam Preparation with Smart Studying Strategies

Date Published: 10/06/2019

Our brains are wired to forget so try these proven strategies from neuroscience to help you reinforce your learning and assist with your exam preparation. Taking handwritten notes rather than using your laptop allows you to remember more and have

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