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1 PARENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WELCOME Research shows that your interest and involvement in your child’s learning and education is more important than anything else in helping your child fulfil their potential. As parents, you are the people who go with your child on their learning journey, from the day they are born to the time they become an adult.

2 GCSEs? LET’S GO FOR IT!

3 REVISION The Silver Bullet IN SCHOOL – Revised Daily Timetable IN SCHOOL – Revised Daily Timetable PUPILS MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS AS INSTRUCTED PUPILS MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS AS INSTRUCTED AT HOME – Every Evening and Weekends AT HOME – Every Evening and Weekends REVISION RAISES RESULTS REVISION RAISES RESULTS

4 GETTING STARTED Encourage your child to start or step up their revision Encourage your child to start or step up their revision Get your child to draw up a revision timetable and pin it up. Get your child to draw up a revision timetable and pin it up. Make sure it looks sensible – with a good balance of work and relaxation. Make sure it looks sensible – with a good balance of work and relaxation. Make sure they have a quiet place/space in which to work. Make sure they have a quiet place/space in which to work. Take a friendly and encouraging interest. Take a friendly and encouraging interest.

5 GETTING ORGANISED MON TUES WED THU FRI SATa.m.p.m.p.m. SUNa.m.p.m.p.m.

6 TOP 10 REVISION TECHNIQUES 1. Use postcards e.g. to make topic cards. 2. Make mind maps. 3. Use highlighters. 4. Pick out copy down key points. 5. Make up a mnemonic. 6. Learn off by heart. 7. Share the work – revise with a friend. 8. Record info and play it back later. 9. Invent exam questions and plan how to answer. 10. Get on the revision websites, full list in the homework diary

7 EFFECTIVE REVISION Your child needs to be an active learner. Your child needs to be an active learner. Become involved – ask them to explain; help with testing; encourage studying with a friend Become involved – ask them to explain; help with testing; encourage studying with a friend Reach an agreement about distractions Reach an agreement about distractions Revision Raises Results Revision Raises Results Improve by at least a grade Improve by at least a grade

8 Reduce Distractions Look carefully at the study area with your child Look carefully at the study area with your child TV, DVD, Playstation – build time for them into Revision Timetable TV, DVD, Playstation – build time for them into Revision Timetable Computers- Be aware of MSN – the biggest distraction of them all!! Computers- Be aware of MSN – the biggest distraction of them all!!

9 AVOID STRESS Stick to the revision timetable; adopt a steady pace. Stick to the revision timetable; adopt a steady pace. Revise for minutes at a time. Revise for minutes at a time. Take short breaks and build in rewards. Take short breaks and build in rewards. Use spare time, e.g minutes to recap what has been learned. Use spare time, e.g minutes to recap what has been learned. Find time to relax. Find time to relax. Encourage talk about what they’re doing Encourage talk about what they’re doing

10 Increase Brain Power in 2 Weeks Eat 3 healthy meals a day including breakfast Eat 3 healthy meals a day including breakfast Take 30 minutes of physical activity, even if it’s just a walk Take 30 minutes of physical activity, even if it’s just a walk Get as much sleep as possible Get as much sleep as possible DRINK 1-2 LITRES OF WATER PER DAY DRINK 1-2 LITRES OF WATER PER DAY Reduce caffeine consumption-coffee, tea, fizzy drinks. and especially high energy drinks Reduce caffeine consumption-coffee, tea, fizzy drinks. and especially high energy drinks Eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day. Eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day.

11 HOW MUCH WORK? FIRST MAJOR EXAM MATHS FIRST MAJOR EXAM MATHS AT LEAST 2 HOURS PER NIGHT AT LEAST 2 HOURS PER NIGHT WEEKENDS TOO WEEKENDS TOO HALF TERM IS WORTH A GRADE! DON’T WASTE TIME IT! HALF TERM IS WORTH A GRADE! DON’T WASTE TIME IT! REVISED TIMETABLE WILL OPERATE DON’T MISS A SINGLE LESSON REVISED TIMETABLE WILL OPERATE DON’T MISS A SINGLE LESSON ENGLISH AND MATHS DAY FRI 22 MAY ENGLISH AND MATHS DAY FRI 22 MAY

12 MOTIVATION PUPILS MUST turn up for all exams PUPILS MUST turn up for all exams Mentors available Mentors available Pre exam sessions – tips, advice, relaxation, breakfast Pre exam sessions – tips, advice, relaxation, breakfast REWARDS REWARDS Help and advice available from school at any time Help and advice available from school at any time

13 PARENTS’ CHECK LIST EXAM TIME TABLE EXAM TIME TABLE REVISED LESSON TIMETABLE REVISED LESSON TIMETABLE YOUR CHILD’S PERSONAL EXAM TIMETABLE YOUR CHILD’S PERSONAL EXAM TIMETABLE HOW TO REVISE EFFECTIVELY ADVICE HOW TO REVISE EFFECTIVELY ADVICE CHILD’S EQUIPMENT CHILD’S EQUIPMENT

14 EVERY CHILD MATTERS Our aim is to encourage, help and support every pupil to achieve their potential. Our aim is to encourage, help and support every pupil to achieve their potential. If we are worried about your child, we will let you know what the problem is and what we are doing to help. If we are worried about your child, we will let you know what the problem is and what we are doing to help. If you are worried, please contact school for advice. If you are worried, please contact school for advice.

15 PARENTS IN PARTNERSHIP THANK YOU FOR COMING LET’S GO FOR IT!


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