Useful Revision Information
GCSE Mock Examinations in January 2013
Students should now be working with a real sense of urgency and determination to use this term to ensure they reach the highest possible standard in their GCSE Mock Examinations in January, the results of which are a good indication of what requires more focus before their final examinations. The Final Countdown to GCSE Mock Exams booklet is useful for parents, form tutors and subject teachers to gain an overview of how a pupil’s preparation and revision is progressing. Please click here to download a copy of this booklet . A hard copy of this booklet was distributed to students in October 2012.
The pages of this booklet provide guidance as to what students should be doing as part of their revision plan and there are sheets provided to help them plan their time sensibly. In addition to this booklet, we would recommend that students take advantage of any revision sessions run throughout the school over this period as much as possible. Students will also have started to receive revision materials from their subject teachers so they can revise independently at home.
Moreover, students should know what grade they are aiming for and what they can do in order to achieve or indeed surpass this. The GCSE Bitesize revision series has proved to be popular and useful to pupils in the past. This comes in the form of T.V. programmes, videos, booklets and websites for different subjects. Similarly, it may be worth browsing www.getrevising.co.uk and the school’s own Virtual Learning Environment if you have access to the internet and working through the modules on the SAM Learning site. In addition, all good bookshops, such as Waterstones and W H Smith stock a range of revision guides from different publishers ranging from the subject specific to those that give guidance on general study skills and examination technique. They are all worth investigating. I hope that together we can help your child to achieve results which reflect their full potential.
Mr P Mulholland, Principal Miss A V Boustead, Vice Principal