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.

Year 11 Revision

Year 11 have a dedicated page designed to provide you with all the information and resources you may need in supporting your child through Year 11. Please click below to go to this page.

Year 11 2023-2024

Year 10 Exams

Year 10 Mock Exams will take place in April 2024

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 2023 Assessment windows are as follows:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Assessment 1

27th November – 8th December 2023

13th November – 24th November 2023

27th November – 8th December 2023

Assessment 2

3rd June – 14th June 2024

3rd June – 14th June 2024

3rd June – 14th June 2024

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

Revision resources for each year group are below.

Year 7 Revision Year 8 Revision Year 9 Revision
Click here for a blank revision timetable

 

If you were unable to attend our KS3 Assessment Information Evening please click below for our presentation.

KS3 Assessment Information Presentation

 

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/