Top ways to motivate students to study for exams

Jo Lane

Friday, 22 February 2019

One size does not fit all when it comes to motivating students to revise. In this blog, we consider how to tailor revision in order to engage students and to ensure your efforts as a teacher don’t go to waste.


Have you ever run a revision session and wondered why certain pupils won’t engage? You ask yourself, 'Why don’t they realise this information is key and that I’m standing in front of them trying to help them achieve success?’

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About our Community Expert

JoLane_BlueCircle_CommunityExpert-1Jo Lane
Head of Careers at The Windsor Boys' School

Over 8 years of experience in educational settings including FE colleges and secondary schools. Prior to entering education she worked at the Financial Times in a sales and marketing role before deciding to embark on a career change.

Teaching business whilst completing her part-time PGCE at Greenwich University, she transferred her business skills into the classroom and these skills resulted in her providing students with a range of vocational learning experiences linked to the curriculum, including setting up businesses and creating a youth music festival for local performers.

Building on her experience of working in The City, she has established excellent links with local and national employers who provide valuable career opportunities for her pupils, including work experience, employability sessions and apprenticeships. She is motivated to provide pupils or all abilities with the opportunity to be successful in school and helping them secure the right path for their future career.

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