GCSE Exam Support

The presentation slides from the Year 11 Mock Support Evening held on Thursday 2nd November can be found 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

Subject Resources

Please note    If you cannot access the files from here or the download fails, please find the files on the pupil share under “Revision Resources”.

Year 11 News

Year 11 Spring newsletter

The Year 11 Spring newsletter has been emailed to all year 11 students and their parents/carers. This contains useful information on revision resources, the GCSE exam timetable, links to well-being

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