It is an advantage for students to develop good learning techniques as soon as possible. In year 7 they are useful: by year 11 they are essential.
We have included tips and techniques for parents and children to share and try out together. We hope you'll enjoy doing some of the things in this guide.
We learn best when:
- We are well hydrated
- We do things ourselves
- We are well rested
- We exercise regularly
Planning family time
Help your children to manage their time. They need to allow time during the evenings and weekends for homework. How does this fit in with their other activities and family events? Your children have a homework timetable. For year 7 students about one hour a night is scheduled.
A simple but effective system is for students to have a short break when they get home from school, but then to get straight on with homework before doing anything else.
Research shows that the children of families who eat together do better in exams. Even time in front of the television can provide a stimulus for debate and discussion. Chatting about the day's events helps all of us. We all learn better when we explain things to other people, so by chatting about something the children have done at school you can reinforce learning.
V. A. K learning
- Visual (seeing things)
Reading is a fun and enriching experience for many of us. In addition there are strong links between love of reading and academic success. The English faculty and the Library staff work constantly to encourage enjoyment of reading. Students have one reading-related homework per week. Parents can support this by:
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- Talk about books