We have been encouraging all students in Year 11 to create revision timetables to assist them in planning their time effectively. During the' 5 Steps to Success' workshop earlier this term, a method was shared for working out exactly how many sessions are available from now until the first exam. The presenter also talked about how to structure individual revision sessions within a timetable.
If you think that either of these activities were or would be useful, we have created resources that can be accessed below which may help you:
During the Easter holidays, certain subjects will be offering revision sessions in order to further support students in their preparation for the summer exams. Not all subjects will offer these, some cover their exam praparation during lessons and some will offer lunchtime or after school sessions.
Students may receive direct invites to these and some sessions may just be open to all. The sessions are not compulsory but if you are able to support your son or daughter in attending, they are always beneficial.
We will be publishing details of these sessions soon.
There are many very useful online GCSE revision resources that we recognise can be a very useful part of a structured revision programme. It is vital that students have a look at all of the options available to see which ones they prefer. It is also important that these system form a part of their programme, not all of it!
The links below will take you to a selection of these resources; please see subject teachers for more recommendations:
Before half term I delivered an Assembly to all of the Year 11 students to give them some tips on how to manage their feelings on anxiety in their forthcoming exams, this included techniques such as “brain flooding” and “square breathing”. I have also given each of them a copy of some other Relaxation Techniques. Please click on the link below.
Mrs Turrell, Leader of Inclusive Education (including SENDCo)
We have been delivering a number of Year 11 assemblies designed to assist students in coping with exam stress and anxiety. One of these sessions was deliverd by Andrew Jenkins, who is an expert in this area and gave students an introduction to positive visualisation which many students found interesting.
In order to explain in more detail how this techniques works, Andrew will be coming to school on Tuesday 26th February when he will deliver a more in depth practical session to students in P1 from 1pm - 1.45pm.
The document below contains a list of which subjects follow which exam boards. This is useful for revision as past papers and sample assessments are published on their websites. Many of these resources are freely accessible to all and so can be downloaded and used as a valuable part of a revision programme.
It may be worth speaking to individual subject teachers to see whether they recommend this, as some may be hoping to use these resources as part of their own exam preparation.