Last summer I decided I needed to update the range of revision activities that I used with my GCSE class in preparation for their upcoming theory exams. I started to research and explore a range of revision games that I could adapt and use in lessons.
The following activities were used as part of a revision carousel.
These grids allow pupils to have access to lots of relevant material related to the specification by scanning the QR codes on the sheet, pupils have links to a youtube video or an exam question. These grids are an alternative to giving pupils masses of paper and booklets. Pupils can scan the codes with their phones/tablets whilst on the go.
Question Rotation Squares
Question rotation squares allow pupils to show their understanding of a specific concept or topic. In the middle of the page is an image or diagram. The first question asks pupils to identify some basic information about the topic for 1 mark. As pupils rotate the paper they answer the progressively harder scaffolded questions finishing with a 6 mark question.
Using wordfoto, wordle or tagxedo you can create a visual image of a selection of key words related to a topic within a picture or image. The pupils challenge is to use the word cloud to write an extended piece of writing explaining the key words within the image, As a progression from this pupils could swap with a partner to mark or information add to.