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Strategies to deal with time (mis)management - tips from Univ of Reading

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GCSEs - a guide for parents

Recently published guide by two friends, Tony Breslin and Mike Moores commissioned by Cambridge University Press, available for free. Useful to send to parents of Yr 9-11.

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A quick guide to selection tests (from Higher Education Applications: Complete Tutorial Pack)

Oxford, Cambridge, LNAT, BMAT, UKCAT, STEP

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GATHERING STUDENT FEEDBACK ABOUT EFFECTIVE LEARNING

Offer teachers this set of student questionnaires to help them gather feedback about effective learning. A safe and secure way for teachers to learn from their students to help drive up outcomes.

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POST-16 ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES - TECHNICAL GUIDANCE OCTOBER 2015

As of 13/01/16, this is the latest revised technical guidance for the Post 16 Accountability Measures. Worth reading through. The data will be based on your current Yr 13s finishing in Summer 2016 and published January 2017.

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POST-16 ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES - helpful overview

Helpful if you are new to the Measures. Don't forget to read the detailed DfE technical guidance Pearson have agreed to deliver a session about the changes to Btec Nationals at the Senior Press Annual Conference on 24 June 2016.

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NOTES REVIEW

Word version of Notes Review with student and teacher instructions. Feel free to adapt. Queries to info@seniorpress.co.uk There is a video explaining the Notes Review on our Youtube channel - link from the home page.

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ENGINEERING PPT

Ready-made ppt to issue or use with Yr 12 interested in Engineering - how to get started advice.

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'GET AHEAD' ASSEMBLY WITH YR 11 TO PROMOTE YOUR SIXTH FORM

SIXTH FORM MARKETING STRATEGY Use this ready-made powerpoint with Yr 11 to instill a sense of confidence that in Yr 12 they will be prepared well for university applications and might even 'get ahead' of the game if they draw on your expert sixth form guidance.

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Competitions for Year 12 students

Use this ready-made ppt to broadcast competitions to Yr 12

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REVISION PLANNER FOR YR 12/13

USE THIS EXCEL DOCUMENT WHICH LISTS EVERY DAY FROM HALF TERM THROUGH TO THE SUMMER EXAMS. STUDENTS CAN ADD EACH ARE OF THE SPEC TO REVISE AND PLAN A REVISION (REVISITING) SCHEDULE.

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THINKING FAST AND SLOW. Ready-made ppt

Use to challenge able students - tutorial time or assembly. 46 slides which take you through the key information from Daniel Kahneman's best-selling book.

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NEW UCAS TARIFF

If you need a quick but relatively detailed overview of the changes then download this ppt issued by UCAS - October 2015.

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57 STUDY TIPS for Yr 12 & 13 from GET REVISING at thestudentroom.co.uk

Download 57 study trips by get revising at thestudentroom.co.uk and download the link to the original article.

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GUIDE TO HIGHER EDUCATION BY UNIBOX

Have you taken a look at the UEA site Unibox - some useful material for Heads of Sixth who need resources to support students applying to universities? A useful section on league tables found in the guide. Sign up for their newsletter http://unibox.uea.ac.uk/ebook .

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SUPPORTING LAW APPLICATIONS

Make sure when you click DOWNLOAD that you click on 'If you already have an account please click here to log in ' at the top of the register pop up screen. If you are new to the site then register to download all the free materials - takes under 30 seconds.

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WRITING A PERSONAL STATEMENT - KEY INFORMATION TO GET STARTED

Useful powerpoint for tutors to kick start the personal statement process as soon as AS exams or trial A level exams are over. Make sure when you click DOWNLOAD that you click on 'If you already have an account please click here to log in ' at the top of the register pop up screen. If you are new to the site then register to download all the free materials - takes under 30 seconds.

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DEGREE COURSE APPLICATIONS - SCIENCE - BIOLOGY DOWNLOAD

Students interested in applying for biology degrees will love this step-by-step 'get ahead' guide. Make sure when you click DOWNLOAD that you click on 'If you already have an account please click here to log in ' at the top of the register pop up screen. If you are new to the site then register to download all the free materials - takes under 30 seconds.

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GROWTH MINDSET ARTICLE FROM BRIDGING THE GAP

I use this as a reading activity for Yr 11 into 12 to help them develop speed reading and also make notes using the Cornell Method. Feel free to use as Bridging Work for Yr 11 to help them understand the growth mindset in more depth. I have included examples from the original book by Dweck to give it more interest. Use Bridging the Gap for derails on speed reading, making notes, organisation, self-esteem, 'comparison shopping' and more on emotional learning exercises.

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Useful web sites for super-curricular enrichment

These web sites will be useful for Year 12 as they move towards completing their personal statement as well as Yr 11 transition suggestions - web sites to explore. They should appeal to your quirky and able students in particular! Very helpful for recruitment into Yr 12 - if your bridging work is interesting, maybe it's worth returning / joining?

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POST 16 LESSON EXPECTATIONS - 1ST 4 WEEKS

Get sixth form lessons off to a consistent start by releasing lesson expectations. Here are some for the first 4 weeks. Word version so feel free to adapt. NB When signed in, click on 'If you already have an account please click here to log in ' at the top of the register pop up screen and then click on 'Download Free Material' then you can download as many of the materials as you like.

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Super-curricular resources for A level Economics

Download and share with your A level Economics teachers. Over the year, we are releasing these subject-specific super-curricular guides. Collect the whole suite by keeping in touch with the regular newsletters. Sign up if you aren't registered to receive your newsletter.

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PowerPoint - confronting the myths about applying to Oxford and Cambridge universities

Powerpoint outlining myths and stereotypes about Oxbridge. Share with your able students and then also share the super-curricular opportunities such as http://www.myheplus.com/ .

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SPEED READING STRATEGIES FOR TUTORIAL TIME

Download this ready-made exercise for sixth form tutorial time. Photocopy for tutors.

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