Making the Most of
(for tutor periods, PSHE sessions, Focus Days)
– Why have we produced worksheets to go with our Study Guides?
– Where can the worksheets be downloaded?
– How to make the most of the worksheets.
– What format do they take?
– Do you need any specialist knowledge to use the worksheets?
– How long is needed for each worksheet?
– A (very) quick guide to using the worksheets.
– What about preparation?
– What additional resources are needed?
– What worksheets are available?
Photo above by Tim Mossholder, UNSPLASH
Why Have We Produced Optional Worksheets?
For many years now, schools have used our KS3, KS4 and KS5 Study Skills Guides as an excellent stand-alone resource to give out to students and parents. Most schools will probably continue to use them in this way. Recently, however, some teachers have let us know how useful it would be to have worksheets to go with the study guides.
So, we’ve written some! And even better, they’re FREE!
These FREE OPTIONAL CLASSROOM WORKSHEETS are for you to use as part of your school’s study skills programme. There are 8 worksheets in total to go with Revision Cracked! First Steps (KS3), 8 worksheets to use alongside Revision Cracked! (GCSE) and 11 worksheets to accompany Surviving Your Workload! (Sixth Form).
How to Make the Most of Our Worksheets:
1. Buy copies of the relevant Study Skills Guide for your students (great value at £1.20 each).
2. Download and print copies of our FREE classroom worksheets.*
3. Use the study guide and the worksheets as part of your study skills programme during tutor periods,
PSHE/Life Skills sessions and Induction events or as part of Focus/Extra-Curricular Days.
4. On completing the worksheets, give your students a copy of the Study Guide to take home for
continuing support and future reference.
*Please note that these worksheets are designed to accompany our study skills guides.
They won’t make any sense to students if used as a stand-alone resource!
What Format Do They Take?
Each worksheet is 2 pages and contains a variety of questions plus a suggested group/class discussion point. Answers aren’t provided as they’re pretty straightforward to find by reading the relevant chapter of the study guide.
Do You Need Any Specialist Knowledge to Use the Worksheets?
No. The worksheets can be used by teachers, tutors or learning mentors without any specialist knowledge or training. The only resources needed to run a session are copies of the study guides and the relevant worksheets
How Long is Needed for Each Worksheet?
Each worksheet is designed to last 10-15 minutes, so one worksheet is ideal to use during a single tutor period. Depending on the year group/topic, individual worksheets may well differ in delivery time and tutors may end up covering more than one worksheet in a tutor period. Where a longer time slot is available, such as a whole lesson or during an induction session or Focus Day, multiple worksheets can be covered.
A (Very) Quick Guide to Using the Worksheets
The worksheets need little or no introduction and students can work through the worksheets independently, either individually or in groups. The only thing to emphasise to students at the outset is the need to read through the relevant chapter of the study skills guide before attempting any answers.
Once students have completed a worksheet, the person leading the session can facilitate a discussion about the issues raised and may wish to use the topic for discussion at the end of each worksheet for further exploration.
What About Preparation?
In terms of preparation, a quick read of the relevant chapter of the study skills guide is all that’s needed. Most chapters are 3/4 pages and the Study Guides are A5 size so it won’t take too long! Whilst a level of familiarisation is desirable, the worksheets are pretty straightforward. If the person delivering the session hasn’t had the opportunity to look over them in advance this shouldn’t present any problems.
What Additional Resources are Required?
None. Students simply need a copy of the relevant Study Skills Guide plus copies of the worksheets to be completed.
What Worksheets Are Available?
There are 8 worksheets in total, one for each topic covered in the Study Skills Guide, plus an Action Planning worksheet. These worksheets can be downloaded here.
The topics covered are:
- Revision & Study Skills: WHAT’S the POINT?
- How do I REVISE for TESTS?
- How do I PLAN my REVISION?
- How can I DO MY BEST in TESTS?
- How can I REDUCE TEST STRESS?
- How do I GET ORGANISED at HOME?
- How do I GET my HOMEWORK DONE?
There are 8 worksheets in total, one for each topic covered in the Study Skills Guide plus an Action Planning worksheet. These worksheets can be downloaded here.
The topics covered are:
- Revision: WHAT’S THE POINT?
- Doing your REVISION
- Making your REVISION PLANS
- Organising your REVISION SESSIONS
- Sitting Your EXAMS
- Looking After Your WELLBEING
- Going For The TOP GRADES
There are 11 worksheets in total, one for each topic covered in the Study Skills Guide plus an Action Planning worksheet. These worksheets can be downloaded here.
The topics covered are:
- Increasing MOTIVATION
- Time management BASICS
- Getting down to STUDY
- Getting more from STUDY SESSIONS
- Improving your CONCENTRATION
- Getting more from YOUR DAY
- Tackling MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS
- Organising your WORKSPACE
- Making the most of REVISION TIME
- Going for the TOP GRADES
Your Feedback is Always Welcome!
Please contact me if you need any help with using these worksheets.
If you’ve used these resources at your School, I’d love to hear from you.
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Happy Study Skills!