How to get ahead: visit Gran

How to get ahead: visit Gran

Pupils should revise at their grandparents’ homes if they want to do well in exams, says the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).

Their houses provide the perfect setting minus interruptions and distractions, the association says in a 10-point guide to help students prepare for the upcoming summer examinations.

The guide also tells learners to plan short spells of revision, about 30 minutes to an hour at a time.

They are told to build in “reward time”, such as trips to the cinema, and not to revise in front of the television or while listening to the radio.

ASCL general secretary Brian Lightman said: “Going to a relative’s house, like your gran’s, is an example of where there aren’t any young children running around making lots of noise and interrupting you.

“You can sit down and have some quality revision time and if you’re with a friendly relative they will probably look after you by giving you help, food and drinks.”

To see the full guide click here.