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Year 11 exam support

  After school Master Classes

   Week 1

Monday Art French & Spanish Dance
Tuesday English
Wednesday History Drama Music
Thursday Maths
Friday Science

Week 2

Monday Media PE Business, Computer Science, CIDA
Tuesday English
Wednesday Science
Thursday Maths
Friday Geography Design Technology Citizenship

 

For Master Classes before school and at lunchtimes click here.

For information on KS4 revision guides and resources click here.

How to revise
As a school we want to support students and make sure they are using study strategies to support their revision, that work – based on educational research.

To do this, we are working with a group of cognitive psychologists from the USA, based in the University of Massachusetts, called ‘The Learning Scientists’ .  They suggest six evidence  informed approaches to studying, that can help students to revise:

Elaboration – explaining ideas in detail
Retrieval practice – practice ‘remembering’ what they have been taught
Spaced practice – spacing out your studying over time.
Dual coding – combining pictures and words to help you remember things.
Interleaving – switching between the topics that you study.
Concrete examples – using specific examples to understand abstract ideas.

Students and parents can download a booklet to give them more information about each strategy:

Learning Scientists study skill

They can also watch the videos on the right.

The folders below contain further subject specific information including knowledge organisers and tick lists.

Business

Computer Science

Design and Technology

Drama

English

French

Geography

History

Maths

Media

Music

P.E

Science

Spanish