Students are going Positively MAD about their exams.

Burnt Mill Academy / Wed 18th Apr 2018 at 03:55pm

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Students are going Positively MAD about their exams.

YEAR 10 and 11 students at Burnt Mill Academy are pulling out the stops to ensure they give their GCSE exams the best shot.

With just a couple of weeks until the exams begin, the school welcomed in Positively Making A Difference (MAD) to help students to cope with the pressured times ahead.

Actress Emily Wood taught the students techniques to improve their memory and to aid their revision and shared information with Year 11 mums and dads at parent evening.

She said: “We use accelerated learning to lift information they are given in text or study guides off the page using techniques. I use their imaginations to get them thinking differently. They do not use pens and paper in the workshop; instead, I teach them how to remember information by using both sides of their brains and understanding how their brains work.

“The techniques – which focus on colour, breathing, NLP and mind maps – will go with them on to college and into their working lives and give them the confidence to go for what they want in life.”

Students were stunned as she challenged them to remember 150 facts about boxer Muhammad Ali in less than ten minutes. Using her visualisation techniques, students were able to recall his life story within minutes of hearing it – and had retained the information when asked again an hour later.

Gareth Myatt, head of Year 11, said: “Positively MAD have come in to help students to overcome exam fears and stresses by arming them with practical ideas and tactics they can use in preparation for their exams.

“At this time of year, students become stressed and a little panicky. This is about reducing that and enabling them to get the best out of their exams.”
The opportunity was brought to Burnt Mill free of charge by Make It Happen.

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