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Positively You – Exam Busters Workshops for Schools

About Positively MAD

Over the last 17 years, Positively MAD has developed a formidable reputation in the education market place as one of the country’s leading providers of student workshops, teacher training and world-class supportive resources.

Having begun as a small company with one presenter, Positively MAD has grown in size and stature,  and has to date delivered courses to over a million students and thousands of teachers – with a growing pool of energetic, exceptional presenters and an expanding range of effective and uniquely creative workshops and resources.

We are passionate about changing the way the world learns, about providing students with the skills and mindsets to raise aspirations and improve performance, and passionate about giving schools utmost value and tangible results through our services and products.

Our Reputation

Schools invite us back time and time again because they value our professional approach, our friendly and helpful staff, and our ability to deliver on shared outcomes and aims.

They enjoy the time saved and logistical ease of ordering and experiencing our services, while knowing that the impact of our courses on their students and teachers is profound and beneficial.

We are highly sought after, not just because of our excellent, efficient service, or our capacity to deliver on aims and outcomes – but because our courses have a proven ability to motivate, inspire, challenge and change the confidence levels of all learners, be they students or teachers.

We are regarded with envy by our competitors because of our holistic approach to learner enrichment and our innovative and original means of presentation and delivery. Ours is a multi-sensory experience, richly supported by an array of resources that inspire, consolidate and extend the learning way beyond the classroom – while helping to make reflective practice part of good practice.

Our Presentations and Courses

Our presenters are top-notch entertainers and trainers, with considerable skill in holding, informing, enthralling and delighting audiences. Their inspiring and dynamic delivery provides a theatrical-style, multisensory, interactive experience which challenges students to see learning in a new light;  to see their learning as a positive, enriching experience – and to see their potential as learners as inviting, real and very possible.

Researched, written and created by former teachers, memory experts, acclaimed motivational speakers, authors, education consultants,  and acknowledged experts in whole-brain learning development – our courses are valued for their richness of content, their usability of ideas, and their array of practical, sustainable resources which continue to make an impact long after the courses are over.

In short, our courses leave students, parents and teachers buzzing with excitement and energy, and empowered with effective tools and techniques.

Exam Busters Workshop

A multisensory, active learning experience designed for students preparing to sit their GCSE’s/Nationals exams. Aligns with Gatsby Benchmark 7


We recommend that students be sat around tables of 6-8 in a venue conducive to learning to receive the full workshop experience, however we are able to deliver bespoke seminars.

This workshop can be delivered in either:

  • 2 x 2 hour workshops
  • 4 x 1 hour workshops
  • 3 x 80 minute workshops

Please note that this workshop is designed to be delivered over the course of 2 hours. Condensed versions of the workshop are still incredibly effective, but this does mean removing techniques. Students who sit the full 2 hours will leave the workshop with a comprehensive exam toolkit.


This workshop aligns with Gatsby benchmarks, the 3 I’s and NERUPI framework. Some of the content covered in Exam Busters includes:

  • The RICE exam system for answering exam questions
  • Past paper challenge
  • Managing time in an exam
  • Secrets of a successful memory
  • Overcoming mental blocks
  • Dual coding
  • Sticky note snap
  • Flashcards
  • The Leitner System

For further information about tools and techniques covered, please contact us for an in-depth breakdown.


Exam Busters will benefit students by:

  • Offering a full-proof guide on answering exam questions
  • Increasing mastery
  • Providing a comprehensive exam booklet
  • Delivering a range of tools and techniques to suit left and right brain learners
  • Promoting interleaving, spaced repetition and retrieval practice


  • To stimulate a positive attitude towards learning and exams
  • To upskill students with effective memory techniques
  • To provide a comprehensive exam tool kit


Exam Busters will raise standards of learning and upskill students with a fully comprehensive exam toolkit, to ensure that they are ready to sit their exams.

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