Revision


Revision is essential if you wish to achieve your best, whether you are sitting KS3 Assessments, 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.

GCSE Revision

February Mocks

February Mock Preparation Booklet

November Mocks

November Mock Preparation Booklet

November Mock Exam Timetable

Blank Revision Timetable

Exam Handbook 2022-2023

Year 11 Parent Information Evening

Our Year 11 Supporting Success information evening was held on Monday 3rd October 2022. If you missed this please find videos and presentations of the evening below.

Year 11 Supporting Success Presentation

 

KS3 Assessments

During the course of this academic year, students in Year's 7, 8 and 9 (Key stage 3) will undertake 2 in-class assessments. These will involve the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • Languages
  • Computer Science 

The 2022 Assessment windows are as follows:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Assessment 1

28th November – 9th December 2022

14th – 25th November 2022

28th November – 9th December 2022

Assessment 2

5th June – 16th June 2023

5th June – 16th June 2023

5th June – 16th June 2023

Specific guidance, timetables and revision lists can be accessed by students via the Student Gateway.

Revision Lists can be found below:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9


 

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/

The Student Planner

The Student Planner 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/