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Setting Targets and Monitoring Progress

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3 KS4

This pack enables students to raise their achievement by taking responsibility for their own learning. Teachers take on a supporting role that affords the student greater autonomy. The flexible lessons are designed for use in class or tutor time.

Topics include: Visualising goals; Creating an action plan; Decision-making; Gathering resources; Evaluation; Creating and making choices; Self-assessment.

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Size: 64 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 322 5
Author(s): Simon Thorpe, Vicky Mockler, Shaun McCarthy
Code: STMP
Popularity rank: 179

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Contents List


Worksheets for Key Stage 3

  • 7 TOOLS FOR THE JOB Students list the equipment or 'tools' they need for their school work. By assessing which items are used most often, they gain an insight into the importance of having the right equipment.
  • 9 THE RIGHT KIT Students are encouraged to develop personal organisation in their use of equipment for study.
  • 11 TIME ENOUGH? Students learn to plan their free time to maximum effect and consider the most appropriate times for doing homework.
  • 13 HOMEWORK AND HOME Students investigate practical problems around home study and are encouraged to consider how to improve their own ways of working at home.
  • 15 PROBLEMS AND PLANNING Students solve very different physical problems using teamwork and analysis, and understand the importance of these techniques in a wider context.
  • 17 LIBRARY LOGIC Students investigate the best ways to gain information from a library - and monitor improvements they have made.
  • 19 WHAT'S NEW? Students assess the best ways of keeping abreast of current affairs.
  • 21 SEEING IS BELIEVING Students develop their powers of observation and recall, and distinguish between evidence and opinion, supposition and bias. They evaluate their (hopefully) improved performance.
  • 23 WHAT DID I SEE? This page develops students' powers of observation and their concentration and deduction skills.
  • 25 LISTEN UP! Students learn to appreciate the vital role that good listening and recall skills play in study and understanding.
  • 27 SAY THAT AGAIN! This page gives students practice on how to give and follow clear and precise oral instructions.
  • 29 ESSENTIALS FOR TESTS This page helps students to realise that there is more to doing a test than just revising the subject.
  • 31 LET'S LEARN TO SPELL! This page allows students to find which methods help them learn to correctly spell a number of words.

Worksheets for Key Stage 4

  • 33 TIME FOR A BREAK Students construct a revision timetable for the days leading up to public examinations.
  • 35 KEY QUESTIONS Students focus on asking key questions, as a means of undertaking efficient revision - and they review the effectiveness of their own questions.
  • 37 WHAT CAN I CHANGE? This page aims to develop decision-making skills and personal responsibility to ensure that 'accidents' and misunderstandings about school objectives are minimised.
  • 39 RESEARCH ROUTES This page requires students to analyse how they carry out research, with the aim of each student setting him/herself a realistic target for improvement.
  • 41 WORKING TO YOUR This page aims to look at the reasons for success in different STRENGTHS subject areas. By applying their strengths, students are required to devise action plans to improve performance in weaker subjects.
  • 43 PRESENTATIONS Students improve and develop their performance in planning and giving presentations.
  • 45 LOADS OF TIME Students begin to appreciate how much time they actually spend on homework (and other activities out of school).
  • 47 REVISION TACTICS Students improve their revision skills by constructing and playing a subject-based revision game, Revise It!
  • 49 ASSESSING ASSESSMENTS Students look at the principles of assessment, by considering appropriate criteria for marking simple activities.
  • 51 YEAR 11 EXAMS Students self-evaluate their examination preparation, subject by subject, to develop strategies to improve examination performance - and use these to set targets.
  • 53 DON'T PHONE US... This page helps students to improve their interview techniques, by seeing the process of an interview from the point of view of both the applicant and the interviewer.
  • 55 THREE OLD LADIES AND A TV Students look at the process of solving problems, by asking questions and working towards solutions, in stages.
  • 57 REMEMBER, REMEMBER... This page encourages students to develop strategies for effective revision, and to consider the advantages of pictorial means of learning information.
  • 59 'KNOW THYSELF' Students develop the ability to write a clear and honest assessment of their performance in the full range of subjects, and set meaningful and realistic targets for improving 'effort'.
  • 61 WHERE AM I NOW? This page enables students to be positive about what they have achieved so far in their lives and to think about setting realistic goals for the future.