Preparing for National Exams is a challenging moment for African students as they are dealing with their parent’s expectations and a lot of pressure from school. Mentors can help their mentees by guiding them in making a revision timetable and encouraging them to talk to their parents about it to support their daughter and recognise her commitments. This is when she can practice her communication skills [learn more here] and you might want to practice the conversation she will need to have with her parents.
Do a revision timetable like the one below. Use a colour code and add notes if necessary.
Look at the websites below together and discuss their contents:
- How to make your revision planner: https://www.youthemployment.org.uk/how-to-make-a-gcse-revision-planner/
- How to plan your revision: https://getadapt.co.uk/blog/planning/how-to-plan-revision
- How to revise effectively: https://lifemoreextraordinary.com/revision/how-to-revise-effectively/
- How do I plan to revise?
- What support do I need?
- What revision techniques could I implement? Please refer to the following worksheet.
|Monday||Topic (1 hour)||Topic (1 hour)||2 hours|
|Tuesday||Topic (1 hour)||Topic (1 hour)||Topic (1 hour)||3 hours|
|Wednesday||Topic (1 hour)||Topic (1 hour)||2 hours|
|Thursday||Topic (1 hour)||Topic (1 hour)||2 hours|
|Friday||Topic (1 hour)||1 hour|
|Saturday||Topic (1 hour)||Topic (1 hour)||2 hours|
|Sunday||Topic (1 hour)||Topic (1 hour)||2 hours|
|TOTAL||1 hour||3 hours||3 hours||2 hours||2 hours||3 hours||14 hours|
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