Wednesday 22 November 2017

Pupils urged to 'revise at gran's'

'There was decent scope for the better students to show their abilities'
'There was decent scope for the better students to show their abilities'

Pupils who want to do well in their exams should revise at their gran's house, a teachers' union has said.

As the busy exam season draws near millions of schoolchildren are hard at work preparing for their A levels and GCSEs.

And a leading trade union has urged students who want to do well to find somewhere quiet to study, and avoid revising in bed as the temptation to sleep might prove irresistible.

The top tips are included in a 10-point guide drawn up by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).

The guide tells students: "Find somewhere quiet to revise - your bedroom, school, your gran's house - and refuse to be interrupted and distracted.

"Don't revise in front of the television, or while listening to the radio. Sit at a proper table or desk if you can. Bed isn't a great place to revise as snoozing is far too tempting."

And students should reward their hard work with treats such as trips to the cinema, the ASCL said.

An ASCL spokesman said: "Youngsters need to take a balanced approach to exam revision.

"They need to plan their revision and have times for relaxation because it is very important that they don't get stressed.

"It is good to find a quiet place where you can focus on your work - if you have a friend or relative around the corner who has got that quiet spot then that's great."

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