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Study Skills

Study Skills

We place great importance on our students understanding how learning works and how to maximise the impact of their study through it's understanding.

Revision Booklet

This booklet uses the best of current research to explain the top strategies students should be using to improve their grades and make the best use of their time. We advise parents to read it too and discuss the strategies outlined with your child.


>Assembly to 6th Years December 2022 - Making your study count

This presentation outlines the main mistakes students make when studying and how to fix them.

It looks at how learning happens and reminds students to focus on the 3 pillars of learning

  1. Attention
  2. Revision
  3. Retrieval


>Assembly to 5th Years January 2023 - The Why-What-When and How of Study

This presentation outlines how to start study on any topic and how to make the most of your time. It covers the following

  1. Why: Considering intrinsic and extrinsic motivators for study and success
  2. What: Topic listing and ensuring you have a bird's eye view of what you need to cover before beginning
  3. When: Spacing your study well to beat the forgetting curve and what a good study plan should look like
  4. How: Overview of the 3 key factors in any study session; Attention, Revision and Retrieval as well as a case study of one topic for OL maths for LC.


SPHE Resources for Study Skills (Term 1)

All students received one of the lessons below this term as part of our Study Skills initiative. Each lesson is targeting a different year group so they will be cumulative over the student's time in the school. However, students can dip in and out of any lesson here as all content is relevant to all years.

SPHE Resources for Study Skills (Term 2)

  • Making and Using Foldables for Revision >>CLICK HERE
  • Cornell NoteTaking >>CLICK HERE
  • Developing an Active Revision Cycle >>CLICK HERE
  • The Benefits of Dual Coding and Sketchnoting >>CLICK HERE
  • Why What When and How of Study (with tasks) >>CLICK HERE
  • The three pillars of learning: Attention; Revision and Retrieval >>CLICK HERE
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