We work hard within departments to ensure students have the skills they need for effective revision, building this into our teaching and learning throughout each academic year.
We will provide students with a range of subject-specific resources to help them get organised and feel focused for the lead up to their exams, and then during the exams.
Methods of Revising
Resources for Key Stage 4 students
The Revision & Exam Planner is a four-month calendar overview from the Mock Exams right through to the end of June when we have the Leavers Ball. It will already have the holiday dates and all the CORE EXAM dates (English, Maths, Sciences and RS) entered onto it. Students will need to ADD their OPTION SUBJECT exam dates to it once these are published.
It gives a real sense of what the WHOLE of the four months up to and including the exams looks like.
The Weekly Revision Timetable is to set up a weekly plan of what to revise and when. It is useful to see the day as three distinct “units of time” – morning, afternoon, and evening, then allocate 2-hour revision sessions into those blocks. It is not advised to study for more than 2 hours in any one session before taking a break. We suggest students print out 15 copies of this, one for each week.
The Topic Check List for ALL Subjects is a framework to create a list of everything students need to revise for each of their subjects. Teachers will give students a list of what they need to learn, that may be covered by the exams.