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					Making The Most Of Your Studies

Importance of attendance
Have you ever thought about your rate of attendance? Do you know what your percentage of attendance was in the last report? Have you thought about the impact of your absence on your learning? You can’t be successful if you’re not there to succeed. A good record of attendance is important for the following reasons: 

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To ensure you don’t miss continuous learning Absence creates a break in learning and understanding It can be difficult to catch up It goes on your school report Employees look at your record of attendance

Communication
We all love to talk to people on the phone, with friends, the family and on holiday. Communication enables us to learn new ideas, find out things, find our way, and make a success of a situation and of ourselves. Communication is also vital in making a success of exams to ensure good communication it would be advisable to do the following:-

Keep lines of communication open between home and school. Listen to advise given my your mentor. Have regular contact with other people during revision. Create a study timetable and show your parents Agree times for study and leisure time Involve parents by getting them to test you Ask your parents to provide a quiet working environment for you

Importance Of Planning
Some say that planning is the key to success; it certainly is a major factor. It is important to ensure that day to day and week to week planning is a key feature of your preparation as well as being aware of coursework deadlines for example. You should plan the following: When you go out  The time you are due back  Balance between time spent on work and leisure  Regulated bedtimes  Regulated mealtimes  Give up work commitments in the run up to exams so that you can concentrate on your exams fully

Short Term Planning
You need to use short term planning for effective study. For short term planning you should consider the following:Day to day planning; what you need and when Equipment needed for certain subjects on certain days To complete homework as near to when it is set as possible To be prompt to rugby practice every Tuesday for example

Long Term Planning
You also need to use long term planning for effective study. For long term planning you should consider the following:

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Building up revision over a number of weeks before the exams Using a revision planner Plan coursework and ensure that deadlines are met Organising notes at the end of a unit Filling in your term calendar so that things don’t clash Setting and reviewing personal targets

Being Equipped
Being equipped is very important. If you are not properly equipped you cannot work properly. You need to properly equip for school revision and exams. In every walk of life you can only be successful if you have the right equipment. Consider the following:-

Having the right equipment.

Having the right books.
Making use of your School Calendar. Making use of letters home.

SUBJECT
English Maths Science

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Exams

Health Matters
Our brain needs to be fighting fit for the best learning to take place and in top form when it comes to revision. To ensure mental fitness you need to consider the following:

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A quiet working environment. This is important because Without this your brain won’t take in much and you will be distracted by all that is around you. Regular refreshment. This is important because this keeps you active and receptive to learning. Regular refreshment enables good learning to take place, without it you become ill. Regular sleep. This is important because you can’t function well without regular sleep, without it you will become tired and stressed. Release time (time off study; playing sport for example or listening to music). This is important because you must not overload yourself; you need time to relax to keep healthy. We all need to relax and like to do so in different ways.

Attitude To Learning
You need to ensure that you show a positive attitude to the people involved in your learning by being:Focused Positive Determined Committed

People involved in your learning
To achieve success you need to communicate and have a positive relationship with the people indicated below

Parent

Learning Support

Friends

Key workers

Family

Cousins

Teachers

Older brothers or sisters

Tutor

Mentor

Achieving Your Potential
To achieve your potential and improve your performance you need to consider the following:       

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Subject specific targets Predicted Grades Targets set by staff Targets on your reports Tutor card Your own personal aspirations (Mock results in year 11) Organisation of work Re organisation at the end of a unit Reviewing targets to see whether they have been achieved or not Being well equipped Be honest with yourself, if you’re not doing enough study and you know it, change your work/leisure balance


				
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