The Big Sing A Long with Expert Pensions Festival of Learning

Forget Glastonbury, Boardmasters, Trnsmt and Download. Expert Pensions are bringing you a summer of learning. A festival designed for everyone but where ultimately, we are all going to be singing from the same song sheet. Our festival is designed for lifelong learning. Where We get to know you, We study with you, We share your goals, We help you pass. Just smart studying with people who love doing what they do and who want to share their expertise with you.

How do we do this?

Our study plans are proven to improve your chances by using the best possible learning methods. So, let’s have a look at how we incorporate this into our study plans:

Recognition and Recall – by using our proven methods you will learn to recognise the types of questions that will come up as part of your exam and recall the information you need when you need it most. Practice, practice, practice – retrieving what you need to know when you need to know it. Don’t make the mistake of just being familiar with the study text.

In our study plans you will find quizzes on every module, with exam style questions and model answers.

Where’s the proof:

https://youtu.be/Pjrqc6UMDKM

Bite sized learning – manageable chunks of spaced out studying. Whilst spacing out your studies and practice might seem that you are in it for the long-haul trust us when we tell you that this method will result in a longer lasting memory of the learning you have covered.

How do we do this:

We implement a timetable for you to work towards. Breaking down your study whilst keeping you on track with a weekly email communication. Practice is key and we are all about the Learn – Try – Apply technique.

Where’s the proof: 

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140917-the-worst-way-to-learn

Concentrate your efforts – you know where your strengths and weaknesses are. It makes sense to focus more effort on the areas you know least well. Utilise our forum and ask questions. Brilliant thinkers will always ask questions because they know that this is the best possible way to gain a deeper insight and get clarification.

How do we do this:

By giving you direct access to our Experts and your fellow students you don’t have to waste time pondering over something that you just can’t quite get your head around. We study with you – ensuring that your questions are answered and understood.

Where’s the proof:

https://thinkeracademy.com/questioning-improves-your-learning/

What you put in is what you get out

Sometimes you can get caught up in learning the information you need rather than practising applying the techniques you will need in the exam. You have to practice the exact, precise skills needed to apply your knowledge onto the exam paper. We encourage you to not only be in studying motion but also to take studying action. Practice is learning, but learning is not practice – without these two things you are not developing the skill of how to apply your knowledge.

How do we do this:

We include EVERYTHING you need in order to get you past those exam goal posts from study notes, quizzes, exam style questions and model answers right through to your revision materials. We positively encourage you to put down your books and pick up your pen. Our Experts will give feedback on the work you submit so you know how you are performing, where you might be able to improve and where you can pick up those all-important marks on exam day.

Where’s the proof:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zx6nrwx

Conclusion

Don’t make the assumption that you can sit these exams by adopting a better strategy or gaining more knowledge about your chosen subject – to get results you need to understand that knowledge does not equal results. It all comes down to the difference between learning and practicing. When you practice what you learn you are actively involved in reaching a specific goal. For example if your goal is pass the CII exam you can read all the study text and you can feel as though you are making progress but unless you are ‘singing the song’ then you are unlikely to achieve your desired outcome. So, come and join us as we work with you to ensure that you will be singing word perfect on exam day! Click here to view or buy our courses