In order to maximise a student’s chances of success in the exams, revision has to take place in order to refresh and remind ourselves of the information and skills learned over the GCSE course for each subject.
It is proven that ‘distributed practice’: in other words chunking and spreading out revision: is the best approach. This leads to repetition which helps our memory and the recalling of information. As a school we recommend an approach of ‘a little revision, often’. This means that revision has to start early and be organised in order for student’s full potential to be met. This is often supported by a coherent revision timetable, where revision sessions, breaks and days off, last minute revision, along with the dates of the exams themselves are all clearly planned.
In this section you will find information and support materials for both students and parents that will support the revision and exam process.
We hope that the Year 11’s have had a successful first week with the written GCSE examinations. They have been superb in terms of their approach to the revision session, as well as the exams. The students have conducted themselves in an organised, mature and determined way.
Attached to this you will find the revision being offered at present, for the half term week. This is offered for exams that occur in June and is in addition to the students own revision.
Can we thank you again for all the support with the revision and exam process and hope that next week, which is slightly more intense in terms of number and length of exams, is as successful as the start we have had.
Mr Ben Utting
The Year 11 Revision & Exam Programme (below) is what Year 11 students will follow during the exam period starting 14th May. This has been shared with students and they have had an assembly on Monday explaining the process. The programme outlines the details of the revision sessions offered prior to exams, as well as the times of the exams themselves.
Students need to highlight the exams and revision that they are entered for, and carefully follow this, making sure they are in the correct place – either the exam, a revision session, or their normal lesson. Each student also has an individual exam timetable. All of this information on exams is on the CM Exams notice board.
Student revision guide forStudent revision guide forpreparing and succeeding in the GCSE Examinations
Attached to this article are 3 slideshows looking at mind-mapping, flash cards and mnemonics as techniques and some example topics for different subjects.
Speak to Mr Sayce or Mr Utting if you want any further advice or guidance.
We have written a short guide on how to plan your own revision timetable.