3. What impact did exam question practise have on results?
Another common question. Did centres who practised exam questions frequently do better in terms of grade stability? Short answer: not really, no. (I have taken the options here which had by far and away the most responses – 90% between them)
Takeaway: Think carefully before bombarding your kids with loads and loads of exam practice questions – they may not really be helping. Sometimes grasping the content well, or doing something which builds confidence can be just as effective. Also, if you are musing over a 3 year KS4, spending the extra time on loads of exam practise does not seem to be a great driver.
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