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Exam Revision Ideas and News

Exam tips and tricks!

Here you will find some information on how to help plan your revision sessions. There are links to power points & other materials attached and you will also find downloadable versions of the Exam Timetables.

Click on the tabs below for some different ideas and events coming up - and check back here regularly to see what else has been added.

 

 

Your son’s / daughter’s examinations commence in the first few weeks after the Easter holidays.  These will continue up to and beyond the Whitsun holidays (26th May – 3rd June).  In order to clarify proceedings for your child we would like to share the arrangements regarding attendance.

Firstly, all pupils in Year 11 are expected to attend school up to and including Friday 8th June.  After the morning examinations on this date there will be a ‘brunch’ in the canteen, in order to allow pupils one final opportunity to meet with their friends and form tutors.  At 12:20 anybody not taking an examination in the afternoon will be allowed to leave school.  Consequently, you may decide to pick up your child or allow them to make their own way home.

For any subsequent examinations after 8th June pupils are expected to arrive at school in full uniform for morning examinations or arrive at lunch time for afternoon sessions.  Once an examination has been completed pupils have the opportunity to leave school if they so wish.  School transport is available at the normal times and anybody who leaves outside these times is no longer the responsibility of the school.

We hope that the above arrangements allow greater flexibility to suit Year 11 and enable your son / daughter to maximize his / her potential.

Mr Dave Young

Assistant Headteacher                                      

Each morning session will begin at 9.30 and finish at 12pm. Each afternoon session will begin at 12.30 and finish at 3pm. Pupils should make their own arrangements for Lunch if they are in for a full day.

Day / Date

Subject

Teacher

Monday 2nd April 2018

Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

 

Engineering (GCSE)

Resistant Materials (GCSE)

History (A Level – Yr 13)

Welsh Baccalaureate (A Level and Year 11)

Spanish (GCSE) pm only

French (GCSE) pm only

 

 TD

TD

ADH

PW

NW

JH

Wednesday 4th April 2018

 

PE (GCSE)

History (GCSE)

Welsh (GCSE) am only

Welsh (A Level – Yr12) am only

Welsh Baccalaureate (A Level and Year 11)

French (GCSE) pm only

 

CB

GPR

CGJ

SW

PW

JH

Thursday 5th April 2018

 

Welsh (A Level –Yr13) am only

Maths (A Level –Yr12)

Film (A Level)

Drama (A Level)

Art (GCSE)

Media (GCSE)

Product Design (A Level)

Maths (GCSE – A* / A)

 

SW

LJS

RGB

RGB

FN

RGB

TD

RH

Friday 6th April 2018

 

Film (A Level)

Drama (A Level)

Art (GCSE)

Media (GCSE)

English Literature (GCSE)

Maths (A Level –Yr12)

 

RGB

RGB

FN

RGB

JC

LJS

Italics / Bold = HALF DAY SESSION only

Access to the Maths App - an excellent revision resource for Maths GCSE - can be found here.

A collection of revision video clips - accessible through QR codes - can be found here.

A collection of homework based on skills but also include stretch activities : http://prethomework.weebly.com/

A collection of videos, help files, worksheets and home of 5 a day. Print out the weekly tasks and have a go : https://corbettmaths.com/

Numeracy Ninjas is a free Key Stage 3 numeracy intervention designed to fill gaps in students’ basic mental calculation strategies : http://www.numeracyninjas.org/

Snappy Maths has been developed to provide free worksheets, interactive activities and other resources to help with the teaching and learning of mathematics facts and skills : http://www.snappymaths.com/

This site has all the old type SATs papers and mental tests which are excellent for practice : http://www.emaths.co.uk/

These are some excellent take-away tasks : http://www.mathedup.co.uk/

A scheme of functional units that both challenge and engage pupils in FUN-ctional Skills. The tasks are open ended and can be adapted : http://www.functionalmathematics.co.uk/

Don’t forget our subscription packages.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

https://www.sumdog.com/

http://www.teachitmaths.co.uk


Open the presentation below for a few revision ideas to get you started. 

Revision Help PowerPoint

How to design your revision timetable

Year 11 Key Dates 2017-18

 Every pupil receives an interim report at the end of each half term. This contains their effort and predicted grade in every subject.

October

  • 1st Language Welsh oral assessment: 23rd – 27th October 2017

November

  • Maths GCSE resit: 6th November 2017
  • Maths revision day: 7th November 2017
  • Year 11 PiXL Wave exam in English: 13th-14th November 2017
  • Welsh reading and writing assessment: 13th -17th
  • English group speaking and listening assessment: 20th – 24th

December

  • Mock exams (1) 4th – 8th December 2017

January

  • 1st Language Welsh oral group assessment: 8.1.18-12.1.18
  • Year 11 Parents’ Evening: 23rd January 2018
  • Year 11 Science controlled assessment weeks: 22.1.18-2.2.18

February

  • Year 11 reports to parents: February 2018
  • Year 11 into 12 Sixth form options evening: 6th February 2018
  • Year 11 LINC taster day: 28th February 2018

March

  • Mock exams (2): 5.3.18 – 9.3.18
  • Year 11 Revision Techniques Masterclass: 21st March 2018

April

  • French oral examination week: 23.4.18 – 27.4.18
  • Spanish oral examination week: 30.4.18 – 4.5.18

May

  • German oral examination week: 7.5.18 -11.5.18
  • GCSE examination period: 8.5.18 – 21.6.18

 

Year 11 GCSE results day: 23rd August 2018

 

 

 

 

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