At Graham School we recognise that exams are a stressful but important time. We believe that by following some simple rules anyone can be successful in their exams
“Failing to plan is planning to fail”
We have put together a handy guide for parents/carers which focuses on revision matters and exam techniques.
In simple terms students need to:
– Plan their time
– Create a suitable place to work
– Plan WHAT to learn
– Plan HOW they will learn
– Make sure they build time for rest into their exam planners and revision timetables
Instructions for Candidates
This useful video is all about the rules we all have to follow:
We ensure that all Year 11 students have the tools they need to succeed with revision through our Year 11 revision skills day, ‘walking, talking mocks’ and our weekly exam preparation sessions that are built into the Year 11 tutor programme. Useful hints include:
Everyone learns in different ways, some of the following everyone MUST do but some suit only some people and subjects. Try different methods but remember you need to learn a topic but then you really want to be able to explain and teach it.
We are very proud of the academic achievement and believe this is in no small part to teaching students how to learn and work independently.
Should you have an urgent question, please contact Miss Umpleby – Head of Year 11.
Useful websites that support learning are: GCSEPod; GCSE Bitesize; Get revising; mymaths; s-cool; Linguascope; pinpoint learning; Justmaths online registering and engaging with these sites will ensure you can practise the skills learnt in lessons.
Using The student room revision planner will help you to map out your studies over the weeks ahead.
We appreciate that being a Year 11 parent or carer can be challenging. There are many things you can do to support your child and to help them to do their best in their exams.
There is a useful guide for parents which can be downloaded here which we can recommend:
Here to help
If you have any questions about any aspect of GCSE exams please contact the school and we will be happy to help you.
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