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Prep (Homework) and Revision

Year 7, 8 and 9 Prep Guide


Number of Prep tasks set each cycle (every two weeks)

Approximate time students should spend 

Performing Arts,
DT, Art, PE


30 minutes each piece

Languages, History Geography, RE, Computer Science


30-45 minutes each piece

English, Mathematics, Science

2 (i.e once a week)

30-45 minutes each piece


Years 10 and 11 Prep Guide

With the exception of a small number of subjects that complete coursework, Prep in Years 10 and 11 is based on retrieval practice activities, interleaving and/or examination practice activities. It is set on a weekly basis in all examination based subjects. All examination subjects set a minimum of 45 minutes of Prep per week. 

Retrieval practice and interleaving has been consistently proven to be one of the most effective methods of revision. The regular Prep set in all examination based subjects will improve student retention of subject knowledge and application of skills. 

Robert May's School - Prep Procedure

Revision Techniques (The Life skills Company)

Revision techniques poster  

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