Easter Revision - Whitley Bay High School

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Easter Revision
How was it for you?
This is the last raising achievement assembly
What have you learned about yourself since the trial exams?
• The final weeks of school last term
• The 17 days of the Easter Holidays
• On your return to school
Motivation
Work ethic
revision techniques
Resilience
Delayed gratification Persistence
Memory
understanding
Confidence
ambition
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what are you pleased about? What have you
achieved? What has gone well? What do you like about
yourself at the moment?
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What has disappointed you? What are you least
happy about? In what ways are you angry with yourself?
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What have you learned about yourself? What has
interested you about the process? What is puzzling you?
Motivation
If you achieve your personal best GCSE
grades what will the rewards be?
Which box best describes your answer?
• Feel good factor
• Self satisfaction
• Sense of achievement
• Enjoyed learning process
• Increase in confidence and self
esteem
• Money from parents
• A one off treat
• A congratulations card
• Exam certificates
• Progression onto chosen post
16+ options
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
Intrinsic
Extrinsic
• Feel good factor
• Self satisfaction
• Sense of achievement
• Enjoyed learning
• Increase in confidence and self
esteem
• Money from parents
• A one off treat
• A congratulations card
• Exam certificates
• Progression onto chosen post
16+ options
Types of Motivation
Intrinsic motivation
• Motivation that comes from inside
the individual rather than from
external rewards
• It comes from the pleasure of doing
a task rather then doing it for the
rewards
• Driven by learning, interest,
curiosity and enjoyment
Extrinsic motivation
• Motivation that refers to the
performance of an activity in
order to attain an outcome
• Often comes from outside the
individual
• Driven by rewards
Should Mo Farah have been pleased with 8th
place in his London Marathon debut?
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kYsco952ck
Mo’s Motivational Traits
Intrinsic
Extrinsic
• Determined
• Finished the race – sense of
achievement
• Resilience
• Enjoyment
• Lessons learnt
• Reflective
• Home crowd
• Debut
• Press and publicity
• PB time
• Praise
Which is best?
• Studies suggest that intrinsic motivation is better in for long term success
because of the enjoyment and pleasure it brings and the ‘feel good factor’
• However, rewards that come such as GCSE grades, can be good motivators
and drive you to do achieve great results
Extrinsic rewards usually come when
you are intrinsically motivated
The future you…
You are on the brink of many challenges but also so many possibilities…
Where do you see yourself in 5 months?
Where do you see yourself in 2 years?
10 years?
20 years?
Finding inspiration…
I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I
was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing my work. I was
set free, because my greatest fear had been realised, and I was still
alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old
typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid
foundation on which I rebuilt my life.“
J K Rowling
You have to trust in something. Your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the
confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn
path.”
Steve Jobs
What do you want to achieve?
Working hard NOW to
achieve your potential
will put you in the best
possible position.
Managing Your Stress!
• It is important that you manage your stress over the next 2
months.
• Stress can have a disastrous effect! (Video)
• Believe or not – you can use stress to help you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EyG_CYf-S0
Good & Bad Stress
• Bad stress like constant worry drains your energy and
prevents you from concentrating.
However
• Good stress like just before exams can give you
energy, motivates you and can even boost your
memory
10 Easy Ways To Manage Your Stress
1. Plan your time – revision timetables do help. Regular breaks are
important. Actually revising will reduce your stress
2. Focus on one task at a time – do not worry about your Geography
while revising Maths
3. Sleep is very important – sleep provides time for your brain to rest
and rejuvenation time. Have a break from revision before you go to
bed.
4. During your breaks relax – this will allow you to be more ready to
work after your break
Also …
5. Be realistic – do not over-commit. For the next 2 months your exams
have to be your priority. You will have plenty of time for the other
things when they are over
6. Reduce caffeine intake – caffeine interrupts your sleep and makes
you more anxious/stressed
7. Exercise – this reduces your stress hormones and improves your
mood. 30 minutes a day, even if it is just going for a walk, will help.
And …
8. Eat healthily/do not miss breakfast – stress increases your need for
food. Eating healthily will improve your mood
9. Where you revise must not be distracting – do not have TVs on, do
not have your phone with you, make sure you can concentrate while
working.
10. If you feel too stressed - talk to someone
GOOD LUCK
And NOW …
• 12 days of full time schooling left.
• Most of you will have had you first exam by this time in 3
weeks.
• Lessons will continue until half – term (23rd May) – Go to
them if you don’t have an exam that day.
Learn from the last few weeks
Focus well in lessons
Attend extra classes
Talk to your teachers – ask for help
Write a revision plan – know precisely when each exam is
and make you sure you have a planned preparation for each
one – which ones come before half-term and which after?
Plan for the half-term carefully.
Find out about exam warm- up sessions and attend them
Talk
Look after yourself
•Manage your stress
•Manage your sleep
•Work hard

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