This guide to smart learning is suitable for all pupils at Key Stage 3, but is focused on preparation for 13+ entrance exams. It offers a holistic approach to study to give pupils the essential skills and tools they need to learn and revise efficiently, cope with stress effectively and feel confident and fully prepared to do their very best in exams.
- Information to help pupils learn how to learn in the best way for them
- Preparation techniques to make the most of their revision time
- Revision tips, exam techniques and presentation skills for the array of assessments at Key Stage 3/13+
Elizabeth Holtom graduated from London University with a Combined Honours Degree in French and German and then gained a postgraduate Certificate of Education from Cambridge University. She began her career teaching French to A level at James Allen's Girls' School in London, where she became joint Head of Sixth Form. After a career break to raise a young family, she resumed teaching French. When she discovered that one of her sons was dyslexic, she decided to study for the RSA Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties at the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, Frensham. From 1994 to 2012 she taught pupils with special needs at all levels. She has held the position of Learning Support Co-ordinator at Cranleigh Prep School and was their Study Skills Co-ordinator until 2012. She now works as a study skills consultant, offering workshops, lectures and Inset to prep schools.