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W ORKING IN P ARTNERSHIP Year 11: October 17 th 2012.

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1 W ORKING IN P ARTNERSHIP Year 11: October 17 th 2012

2 A IMS OF THE E VENING To give a picture of the year ahead including key dates and how we at school support your son or daughter. To give some practical advice and guidance on how you as parents can support. To demonstrate some active revision skills.

3 GCSE R ESULTS 2012 Last years Year 11 achieved 96.7% 5 A*-C grades. Over the past 3 years 73% 5 A*-C grades including Maths and English. Great news…… but we want ALL students to achieve their very best - 100% for all!

4 K EY D ATES 6 th Form Open Evening: Tuesday 20 th November Mock exams commence: Friday 30 th November (1 week) IB Taster Day: Monday 17 th December A-level Taster Day: Tuesday 18 th December Mock Results Day: Wednesday 19 th December Full report: End January 2013 Parents Evening: Monday 11 th February

5 We carefully track progress. We mentor and monitor individually all Year 11 students. 7 formal sessions throughout year. We offer February half-term sessions to improve coursework/controlled conditions We offer Easter revision sessions We offer subject after-school sessions Year 12 Peer Mentor to support H OW W E S UPPORT Y OUR S ON /D AUGHTER

6 We support all Year 11 students on revision techniques and revision planning We use a highly effective outside speaker to support revision techniques and to motivate R EVISION W ORKSHOPS : A LL Y EAR 11 S TUDENTS

7 lo ach hi The impact of parental involvement on pupil achievement Research shows us that parents make 80% difference and school 20%

8 A TTENDANCE REALLY COUNTS..

9 Help to get the learning environment right Help your son or daughter to make the best use of time Help to plan study Positive talk Talking the talk H OW YOU CAN REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE

10 G ETTING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT RIGHT Study area needs to be clutter free – time for a big clean up! Internet switch off. Facebook off. Encourage lots of water/fruit Allow space to be quiet/minimise family demands.

11 Students should have a revision plan. We will upload exam dates ont www.myrevisionplan.comwww.myrevisionplan.com Students will be shown how to use www.getrevising.co.uk for mock exams. www.getrevising.co.uk Students should first of all plan in free time as reward. Aim for 7-9 revision sessions in a week. S TUDY S ESSIONS – A G OOD M ODEL

12 These should last about 2 hours Students should take a break every 40 minutes or so. Breaks to last 5 minutes – need to be strict 5 minutes recap at end Supporting a revision session

13 P OSITIVE T ALK May have self doubt in difficult subjects Remind them often of times succeeded Remind them of what makes them special. Listen to them when feeling low and put back on track

14 B UT DID YOU KNOW …? The brain remembers context rather than content Everyone learns best in different ways So we need to review the information in as many ways as possible Using memory tricks will best enable us to do this.

15 U SING M NEMONICS

16 N OW FIND YOUR OWN MNEMONIC … M ovement N utrition E xcretion R espiration R eproduction G rowth S ensitivity The 7 life processes:

17 M ATCH UP CARDS OR ( AURAL ) DOMINOES

18 *One half 0.5One third 0.33One quarter 0.25Three quarters 0.75One tenth 0.1One fifth 0.2Two fifths 0.4Two thirds 0.66One twentieth 0.05Three twentieths 0.15One eighth 0.125Three eigths 0.375Four fifths 0.8Seven tenths 0.7Nine ninths 1.0*

19 R EVISION C ARDS

20 Name the 4 types of erosion. Attrition, hydraulic action, abrasion, corrosion Name 4 LEDCs. Kenya, Indonesia, Nigeria, Bangladesh Causes of migration: Give 4 push factors. Poor housing, poor access to services, low job opportunities, high crime rate

21 T HINKING IN PICTURES …

22 27 U SE OF COLOUR AND SHAPES …

23 27 … OR IMAGERY Un tapis (French for rug)

24 M IND M APS

25 C LIMATE CHANGE - PREDICTED EFFECTS FOR NEXT 100 YEARS : 3C increase: Environmental refugees Food shortages Amazon RF collapses. M IND M APS 2C increase: Greenland melts Polar bears extinct Water supply affected 1C increase: Rare species become extinct Coral reefs destroyed Island nations under water.

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27 U SING A T UNE …

28 27 MA JOURNÉE Je me lève, je me lave Je me brosse les dents Je m'habille, je fais pipi et Je quitte la maison OH! À huit heures je prends le bus Et je vois mes amis Et quand j'arrive au collège Il est huit heures et demie

29 A CRONYMS Make up a tune for English revision techniques P E E (Point, example, explanation) L I T (Links, ideas, techniques)

30 P OINT, E XAMPLE, E XPLANATION …

31 T EACH IT … A young person can review their learning by teaching it to you or a younger sibling… Checklist… 1. Whats did you learn today in…? 2. What were the main points? 3. What did you enjoy the most and why? 4. What about…? 5. What do you think youll do next lesson? WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY HOW

32 M EMORY K EYS ~ A SUMMARY Y OUR MEMORY WORKS BEST Y OUR MEMORY WORKS BEST WHEN IT IS GIVEN A WORK OUT … Do something with the information Review the work regularly Review it in as many ways as possible Encourage them to talk about what they have done or even teach it Y OUR MEMORY WORKS BEST Y OUR MEMORY WORKS BEST WHEN IT IS GIVEN A WORK OUT … Do something with the information Review the work regularly Review it in as many ways as possible Encourage them to talk about what they have done or even teach it

33 H OW HAS THE SESSION HELPED YOU? Do you have a better idea of the support WE can offer your child? Do you have a clear idea of how YOU can support your child? Do you have some practical ideas on memory techniques? Thank-you for attending the Year 11 Study Skills Evening


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