GCSE Revision countdown
The after-school intervention timetable can be found here.
This term we will be sending you regular text messages about key things that are happening at school. They will be a mixture of information and advice.
There are 7 school-weeks until the GCSE exams. Your son/daughter should have made a revision timetable already detailing their revision each night.
They should start with 4 chunks of around 25 minutes of revision followed by a short break and steadily increase this time as they approach the exams.
There are 6 school-weeks until the exams. Your son/daughter will be starting to get more homework this term. The quality of revision is usually better if they are not distracted by social media and complete tasks in small bite-size chunks.
There are 5 school-weeks until the exams. Research shows that the engagement young people value the most is the interest of their parents—parents asking about school days and offering guidance (Harris and Goodall, 2008). We know that they sometimes don’t tell you much but even the asking about their day can make a difference.
There are 4 school-weeks until the exams. Physical activity can really help to relieve stress. Perhaps encourage your son/daughter to walk, run or play sport for a spell to give a break away from revision.
There are 3 school-weeks until the exams. We are running Easter school over the Easter break – please check the school website for more details:
There are 2 school-weeks until the exams. Research shows that being on a screen an hour before bedtime can disrupt sleep which, in turn, makes concentration more difficult at school.
There is 1 school-week until the exams. Having breakfast is important for energy levels - encourage your child to eat something before leaving the house, or ask them to come to our canteen where we will be serving toast and drinks.
Exam Period details
The GCSE exams start this week! An organised student is a student who is ready to learn. Equipment checks will be happening this week, please ask them to pack their bag the night before and organise themselves!