Parents/carers of S4/S5 pupils were invited to an evening Study Skills Information Session on Wednesday 25th October 2023. The presentations from this evening can be downloaded below. The various handouts etc are all available at bottom of page as digital copies or links. 

Study Skills Presentations
Presentation NameSlides to view
Introductory Slides

Parent Engagement session: Slideshow (PDF) [3MB] (opens new window)

Revision Techniques (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)

Use of MS OneNote MS OneNote in classes (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)
Use of Altra Resources/past paper generator Altra Curriculum Resource in Humanities (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)
Use of Achieve and Scholar (pupils log in via Glow tiles) Achieve & Scholar (PDF) [164KB] (opens new window)


The evening appeared to be a great success based on the feedback received. See below for thoughts before the session and the thoughts by the end of the session.

Parent Views and Feedback
Before the presentationsAfter the presentations


This page gives specific information on the 6 Study Skills strategies. Subject teachers may well use this page to link subject revision to these study skills techniques.

Why Are you reading this? Exams!

There you go, we said it. Whether these exams are N5, Higher or Advanced Higher you'll be contending with lots of new material, more demanding courses, and -let's face it- more homework.

So, you need to learn how to study because:

  1. Every formal assessment and piece of classwork will be used by teachers to make judgements about your working grades and progress.
  2. It's the most important year yet.
  3. These skills are crucial for learning, life & work.

Learning how to study effectively is so important. And let's be honest, when it comes to studying haven't you ever wished you were a bit more...

Overview of all 6 strategies

Learn to Study using:

Study Skills that are proven to work (click link for more info)
Spaced Practice (gi.ui.mediatype.powerpoint) [4MB] (opens new window)  
Retrieval Practice Slides (gi.ui.mediatype.powerpoint) [4MB] (opens new window)  Retrieval Practice short video (opens new window) 
Elaboration Slides (gi.ui.mediatype.powerpoint) [4MB] (opens new window)  
Interleaving Slides (gi.ui.mediatype.powerpoint) [4MB] (opens new window)  Interleaving short video (opens new window) 
Concrete Examples Slides (gi.ui.mediatype.powerpoint) [4MB] (opens new window)  
Dual Coding Slides (gi.ui.mediatype.powerpoint) [6MB] (opens new window)  Dual Coding Short video (opens new window) 


Short Video Clips

Study Skills Explanation


Faculty Study Skills examples

Faculty Study Skills Inputs.

Humanities Exam revision slides (gi.ui.mediatype.powerpoint) [550KB] (opens new window)

10 min starter activities: Study Skills (gi.ui.mediatype.powerpoint) [279KB] (opens new window)

Pt2: 10 min starter activities: Study Skills (gi.ui.mediatype.powerpoint) [132KB] (opens new window)

Making the most of your revision: History (Word doc) [1MB] (opens new window)

Higher History Revision Techniques (Word doc) [1MB] (opens new window)



Some other strategies may include:


Mind maps