Study Skills And Personal Development
As students progress through key stage 3 and upwards, they go from children to adolescents, and from adolescents to teenagers. It can be a complex time for a lot of young people and the growing importance of PSHE in the curriculum is indicative of how aware education providers are of the societal pressures on young people. Each year, we review the content in our library of page ideas to ensure that we include a range of content for schools to use in their planners to support both study skills and personal development of their students.
The transition from primary to secondary school is a significant one and while pupils are introduced to exam conditions later in KS2, it’s quite different to the often overwhelming roster of exams that secondary school students sit over the course of five years. There is also an increase in the amount of homework that students are expected to do, so the inclusion of planner pages that lay out guidelines for basic study skills can help to make the transition less daunting for year 7 students (remember, we don’t charge extra for multiple editions). Some of the study skill pages in our library cover topic areas such as:
- How to organise your homework
- Preparing for tests and exams
- How to Revise
- Exam terminology
- Exam technique
For schools taking an approach that involves students in managing their own learning experience, personal development pages are a handy tool to encourage students to keep track of their progress. Personal development covers a broad spectrum of topics that don’t necessarily fall under study skills, but still represent important aspects of the learning experience. In a fast-paced world, there is the growing need to highlight resources that cater to a student’s well-being; both physical and mental. From advice on managing stress to developing self-awareness, these are the type of pages that communicate to both students and parents that your school is committed to supporting them in learning and growing. Page examples in our library include:
- Learning styles
- What Type of Intelligence Do You Have?
- Managing Stress
- Thinking Maps
- SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) skills pages