The following strategy is really useful for revision sessions. I call it ‘Kids on Tour’ and is a way of encouraging active participation and collaboration between students.

Firstly choose a series of challenging questions and place these around the room on sugar paper. Students are assigned a question, and then work in pairs on this question for a few minutes. After 5 minutes, on the teacher’s instruction, students move to the next question.

Teams should add to, delete, redraft answers as they move round in attempt to try and achieve a high a mark as possible for that question.
When every pair has had a turn with each question, students then return to their original question and use the success criteria/ mark scheme to mark the answer. They then feed this back to the rest of the group with feedback (strengths of the answer), feedforward (targets for improvement).

Perfect answers could be typed up and distributed to the group.