Re-examining success : raising pupils' examination performance at secondary school
Part of the Practical Teaching series
It's time to look at how to maximise examination success for your pupils and your school in a whole new way. While the examination performance of pupils can define a school's success, schools have been less than systematic in preparing pupils to give their optimal performance.
They focus too heavily on outcomes and too lightly on inputs to the learning process which influence performance.
Whole school revision strategies, if they exist, are often curriculum knowledge based, and not designed to support and challenge individual pupils effectively. This book provides the research and practical insights required to radically review and remodel exam preparation provision with a view to ensuring more pupils, particularly those that are vulnerable, can perform to their potential.
It explores recent knowledge acquisition and retention strategies, looks at reviewing pedagogical approaches across the curriculum, and addresses the need to work with pupils and parents in new ways.
Most importantly it takes an ethical and mentally healthy approach to looking at effective exam preparation. Individual teachers or school leaders can use the book to enhance their current provision at a personal level, while headteachers can drive more radical change by implementing the strategies and approaches at a whole school level.