Revision


Revision is essential if you wish to achieve your best, whether you are sitting GCSEs, A Levels or preparing for university entrance examinations.

Please find below a selection of tips and advice for both parents and students regarding revision.

Easter Conferences

All students in Year 11 are offered the opportunity to attend Revision Conferences over the Easter holidays. Students should sign up for these in school nearer the time. A copy of the Conference timetable will be sent to parents by email.

Exam Board Past Papers

AQA                                            

http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes

Edexcel/Pearson              

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/exams/past-papers.html

OCR                                            

http://www.ocr.org.uk/i-want-to/download-past-papers/

iGCSE English – Cambridge International Examinations

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-igcse-english-first-language-uk-0522/past-papers/

Help Your Child to Revise Evening

The PowerPoint shown at the evening is on the left of this page and is available to students via the Student Gateway.

The Student Logbook

The Logbook contains strategies to help students revise effectively and prepare for exams. Examples of strategies suggested to students are:

  • Make summaries of key points
  • Produce mind maps of key content
  • Practise planning essay-style answers
  • Practise writing essays under timed conditions
  • Using post-it notes for key skills/ideas/texts
  • Create flash cards
  • Teach someone else what you know about a subject
  • Record yourself explain an idea and listen to it whenever you have time, and test yourself.
  • Make up questions and take the test a couple of days after you have revised
  • Complete past papers (use the website links above) and use the mark scheme to see how well you’ve done.

Useful Websites

GCSE Bitesize - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z98jmp3

Science GCSE Revision: http://www.my-gcsescience.com/

A Level and GCSE Revision tips and discussions - http://www.s-cool.co.uk/

Flash card machine – ideal if you learn best via flash cards -  http://www.flashcardmachine.com/

How parents can help with exam stress - http://www.familylives.org.uk/advice/teenagers/school-learning/exam-stress/