5 Revision Strategies for KS4

There are some really creative approaches to revision here.

English & Media Centre

With Easter looming, we thought this might be a good moment to offer you some revision activities. These all require minimal preparation from you and can be adapted to almost any aspect of the exam. Perfect!

1. Team paragraphs

Good for: improving writing under pressure, meta-level discussion about paragraph structure; thinking like an examiner.

Students work in teams. The teacher gives the class an exam style question about a text and a short period of time (5-10 minutes) to write a paragraph in answer. Teams swap paragraphs and give the other team a mark for a relevant point, a mark for referring to the text to back up the point and up to three marks for further exploration, such as commenting on the writer’s language choice in a quote, or giving a personal response. Teams get their marked paper back. They may challenge if they feel they have been marked…

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Author: loremipsem

I am Head of Teaching and Learning and teach English at an independent School in Melbourne. I am passionate about using technology as a learning tool and I love reading and literature and language.

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