Teaching exam classes carries a weight of responsibility for any teacher. We know that offering our students the best possible education does not include a narrow diet of ‘teaching to the test’; we also know that good test scores and excellent exam results are a fundamental requirement. We need both to teach our pupils well and to ensure they are equipped for exam success.
Mike Gershon brings a wealth of experience and a breadth of knowledge to bear in providing strategies, activities and techniques for teaching examination classes. Whether he’s looking at using time efficiently; dipping into cognitive psychology or motivation theory; exploring best use of past papers, mark schemes and examiners’ reports; describing revision activities within and outside of lessons, or unpicking great exam technique, he is always on the ball.
Get set, sit, succeed!
This Pocketbook presents a range of engaging teaching ideas to help students improve their problem solving, writing, recall and restructuring skills. This is an essential book to have to hand when planning revision lessons. It will save you time and perspiration as all the activities will clearly have an impact on students’ learning and progress!
Kate Sida-Nicholls, Course Leader
Suffolk and Norfolk Secondary SCITT Tuition Programme
This Pocketbook provides a wide range of practical and easily accessible ideas that can be instantly used or adapted for all curriculum subjects. I am already excited about trying out some of these activities with my GCSE and A-Level students.
Deputy Head, Delamere School, Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy.
An essential, at-a-glance guide that should be integral to every teacher’s toolkit. Gershon refreshingly shuns the exam factory approach to assessment with a host of engaging strategies, activities and techniques to engage and support even the most reluctant learner. This timely book will make the most jaded of practitioners re-evaluate the way they approach assessment and exams!
Assistant Principal, Tamworth Enterprise College