Presentation on theme: "Aims of this session 1.Provide you with the timeline for Year 10 exams 2.Give additional information on topics covered in exams 3.Inform you of support/provision."— Presentation transcript:
Aims of this session 1.Provide you with the timeline for Year 10 exams 2.Give additional information on topics covered in exams 3.Inform you of support/provision already put in place for students 4.Provide some tips for helping your child revise
Provision already in place Details of revision sessions taking place for each subject LLL sessions based on revision strategies and planning Tailored LLL sessions for those students feeling the pressure Subsidised exam food; water 40p, bacon roll 40p, bananas free Revision surgery; every Thursday 3-5pm Girls stress free zone; every Thursday lunch time
Provision already in place Exam leave for Year 10 Monday 21 st Tuesday 22 nd Wednesday 23 rd Thursday 24 th Friday 25 th AM Science B2 160 AM AM AM Science C2 61 AM PM PM Business studies 28 PM Afternoon off Triple science students Pm PM Monday 11thTuesday 12thWednesday 13 th Thursday 14thFriday 15th AM Morning off for Maths and B1 retake 130 AM Science B1 39 AM Maths (calc) 91 AM Morning off for Geography 91 AM Morning off for Science 45 PM Maths (non calc) 91 PM Afternoon off for Maths 91 PMPm Geography 91 PM Science C1 45
Work Experience and Physics Students are expected to attend school in their school uniform and complete the exam. 8:45 start, 1 hour long. They will be out of the exam room at 10.00am Students can then either make their way to their work placement if applicable or head home to have some extra revision time. All work placements have been notified about the clash There is unfortunately no flexibility with the exam, it must be completed this academic year.
Science Support A lot of questions have been asked about Science GCSE and how it works. We plan to put on a separate evening to provide parents with up to date information on GCSE Science (date to be confirmed and then sent out via parent mail)
Useful website with videos 1) Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/ This is an American Website. It provides many videos for various topics. 2) Show m http://www.showme.com/ Again, an US organisation. It also provides some video tutorials
Preparing for the exams 4 stages 1.Planning 2.Understanding 3.Revising 4.Testing
Step 1: Planning Know what you are going to be tested on Make a list of the topics Self diagnose the topics (red, amber, green). Revise the red topics first Make a revision timetable – one has been provided with exam dates on it …but you can find interactive ones @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/studentlife/revisionandskills/revision/revision_ planners.shtml Select a subject; RS for example and try planning revision using the bullet points
Step 2: Understand the work Before you revise, make sure you understand the work first This example will prove it to you. Read the following sentence and then try to write it down from memory: My ear aches. My ears are bleeding because my mother keeps singing. Ym caheaar – are singing. Bleeding my because ears my keeps mother Unless you are a robot, you get more out of the first one because it made sense to you. But you could learn the 2 nd sentence, it would just take a lot longer! You can always learn things word by word, but you need to understand it.
Step 3: Revise it For most this is the most difficult part, now is the time to think about the strategies. How do YOU want to revise? Some research shows that there are 4 stages to revising effectively Stage 1: Simplify the notes Stage 2: Reduce the topics down to one side Stage 3: Explode the subject (link all the topics together) Stage 4: Test yourself
Stage 1: Simplify Take each area within a topic and simplify the content down (maybe 1 or 2 pages) Use pictures and words
Stage 2: Reduce it Reduce the topic down to one side of A4 You can do this by using: 1.Mind Maps 2.Spider diagram 3.Mnemonics 4.Lists of key words (USE PICTURES AND WORDS WHEN REDUCING IT DOWN)
Stage 4: Now test yourself By topic (SAM Learning and MyMaths) Use past papers and marking schemes to practice (look on- line or ask the teacher for some) Teach and test each other Now try this technique for yourself. Select a subject Break it down into topics Choose a topic to simplify, reduce, explode and test You need to find out what works for YOU!
www.samlearning.com Centre ID: AL4SS User ID: DATE OF BIRTH followed by their initials e.g. 251298RC Password : same as their username Username: DATE OF BIRTH followed by their initials e.g. 251298RC Password: Unless they have changed it the.
Building confidence, reducing stress Be organised Use a revision timetable Tick off things when completed Put rewards in place for yourself Feel good about yourself - exercise, diet, socialise and RELAX!!
The Learning Environment Quiet place to study Well lit Background noise to a minimum Resources e.g. revision guides/ dictionary