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Based on new research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this revision series is guaranteed to help students achieve the best results.
When it comes to revision, the desired outcome is simple – we want students to achieve the best possible results in tests and assessments.
Plus... long-term retention of knowledge is essential to providing students with a strong foundation to build on as they progress through their education and beyond.
With the new national curriculum and the return to terminal assessment at GCSE and A Level, Collins has looked at how these two things can be successfully achieved in the most time efficient way.
Recently published papers* are in strong agreement about what actually works: repeated practice testing and spaced practice testing are consistently being cited as having the highest efficacy, being high-yield in terms of the results achieved in relation to the time invested.
It is evidenced that groups of students who follow a programme of repeat, spaced practice testing consistently achieve higher results in final tests than groups of students using alternative techniques.
Practice testing can leave students feeling insecure if they get a question wrong. However, this is part of the process – if they answer a question incorrectly at an early stage, providing they get quality feedback, they are much more likely to answer the same or similar questions correctly at a later stage and in the actual exam.
Traditional revision guides do not support the repeat, spaced practice test approach.
The new Collins KS3 Revision Guides include five practice test opportunities for each topic, spaced throughout the book. There is also free guidance, in print and online, for teachers and students on how to implement and optimize spaced practice for revision, including tools to help with planning.* Published by The Association for Psychological Science, the Education Endowment Foundation & Bristol University, and MediaCorps Press.