Why is structured revision important?

The importance of Metacognition


Welcome to the world of Metacognition – the ultimate tool for mastering exams! Picture this: you're not just studying, you're becoming a genius at how you study. Metacognition is like having a secret weapon for smashing exams, and researchers are on a mission to show you how.

Think of Metacognition as your personal exam coach. Scientists are busy figuring out how your brain decides what it knows and what needs a little extra attention when you're gearing up for tests. They're like the coaches helping you perfect your game plan for exam success.

And here's the exciting part – teachers are teaming up with these brain experts to spill the secrets to students. They're discovering how to teach you to be a metacognitive superstar, making revision feel less like a chore and more like a victory lap.

Imagine breezing through your notes, knowing exactly what to focus on, and tackling tricky questions with confidence. That's the power of Metacognition in action. It's not just about studying harder; it's about studying smarter.

As you dive into the world of Metacognition, remember that it's not just about exams. It's about giving you the tools to navigate through the revision process like a pro. So, get ready to upgrade your study game, unlock the potential of your brain, and conquer those exams with the superpower of Metacognition!

The following webpages will hopefully provide you, our MPS student, with the skills to master revision and attain the best possible outcomes you can.

But firstly, Self Regulated Learners.

Developing Self-Regulated Learners

At Merstham Park School we aim to develop our students into Self Regulated Learners.

Definition: Self-regulated learners (SRL) are individuals who actively participate in their own learning process. They set clear goals, monitor progress, and use strategies to manage their learning.

Through research, this is proven to support improved attainment and build a skill set which will better their productivity in later life. Having structure around your preparation process will help to reduce anxiety and make sure you spend the optimum amount of time revising.

Components of a Self Regulated Learner

Goal Setting:

Self-regulated learners set clear, achievable goals for their learning. This gives them a roadmap for their educational journey. Planning your independent study to have clear guidance that you can stick to.


SRL involves continuously checking one's understanding and adjusting strategies accordingly. What's working and what's not?

Strategy Used

Effective learners use various strategies, like flash cards and mind maps, based on the task at hand.


Self-regulated learners are flexible and adjust their strategies in response to challenges or changes. Post PPE focus vs general focus.

Motivation and Emotion

Motivation and emotional regulation are crucial. SRL recognises the impact of emotions on learning and encourages a positive, motivated mindset.

The webpages we have given you will support this development, through guidance videos on how to revise, as well as subject specific guidance from our subject specialists on what and how to revise to achieve the best outcomes in each subject.