Independent learning

and sixth form transition

Year 11/12 and 13

A practical, customisable programme to help students make the most out of research-based strategies. Can be combined with team-building activities to create cohesion within a new cohort of sixth formers.

Key Aims

  • To practise independent learning skills within the session.
  • To practise specific techniques that introduce challenges into the learning process in order to produce longer-lasting remembering.
  • To test a variety of retrieval practice techniques.
  • To test a suite of time management techniques.
  • To identify the connection between managing time and managing stress.
  • To learn a simple technique that helps to re-frame negative thoughts.
  • To understand the research that underpins why the techniques work.
  • To learn how to structure a revision session in order to make it optimally effective.
  • To practice skimming, scanning, and in-depth reading as part of a competitive team challenge.
  • To form positive study habits.
  • To create high quality notes that integrate retrieval practice.
  • To practice memory techniques recommended by world memory champions.
  • To learn digital and physical systems that help students to integrate spaced learning into their study routine.
  • To learn simple strategies recommended by leading psychologists that help students to manage their mental health.
  • To reflect on the key protective factors that maintain wellbeing and identify areas for improvement.
  • To identify knowledge gaps and address them.
  • To develop organisational skills and raise confidence levels.
  • To gain an insight into which techniques to use depending on the context of the ‘to be learned’ information.
  • To understand how the memory techniques encode information into our long-term memory.
  • To engage in peer learning activities.
  • To have fun and make friends by completing dynamic team-based activities (optional part of Transition Programme)
  • To leave the session armed with the tools to make a difference.
Contact us for more details about our Sixth Form Independent Learning and Transition workshop

The Feedback

  • “I liked it because we got to try out all the techniques we learned. I hadn't come across any of them before today.”

    Year 12 student
  • “The different retrieval practice techniques were really helpful. ”

    Year 13 student
  • “I will definitely use the techniques we learned to prepare for my end-of-year exams.”

    Year 12 student
  • “It was helpful learning how to structure my study as I'm not great with organisation. I also enjoyed the quizzing.”

    Year 13 student
  • “It was helpful to see the bite-size bits of research because it made me understand why we were doing what we were doing.”

    Year 12 student
  • “The stuff on stress was really simple but it all made so much sense.”

    Year 13 student
  • “We book this session every September to kick off Year 12. It's become a solid fixture in our calendar from which we build the skill set of our new cohort.”

    Teacher (Wiltshire school)
  • “This programme is packaged so well. It consolidates all the skills that we try to instill in our sixth formers.”

    Teacher (Yorkshire school)
  • “It's so helpful to have an outside provider come in and reinforce all of the messages that we're trying to communicate to our Year 12s. The activities, videos, PowerPoint, and delivery are all really slick and our students find the session really engaging.”

    Teacher (Nottinghamshire school)

In Brief

  • Duration  Duration

    2-hour repeated or half-day programme.

  • Target Year Group  Target Year Group

    Year 12 or 13

  • Pricing  Pricing

    Costs are directly related to student numbers and delivery options. Contact us for a no-obligation proposal including costs.

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