GCSE Information and Revision
For GCSE Results go here.
Examination Timetable 2017
Click on the image for a downloadable copy.
Useful information from Examination Boards.
All the exam boards we use have useful sections for parents and students with advice about exam timetables, results day, careers advice and examinations news.
To go to home page of the Examining Boards use the following web addresses:
http://web.aqa.org.uk/ (for Additional Science, Art (Fine Art), Art (Textiles), Biology, Chemistry, Business & Communication Systems, Computer Science, D&T: Food Technology, D&T: Graphic Products, D&T: Product Design, D&T: Resistant Materials, Dance, Drama, English Literature, English/English Language, French, Further Mathematics, Mathematics (Linear), Music, Physics, Religious Studies B, Science A, Spanish, Statistics)
http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html (for Geography A, Religious Studies, Physical Education, BTEC NQF Applied Science, BTEC QCF/NQF Health and Social Care, BTEC QCF/NQF Music), BTEC QCF Workskills.
http://www.ocr.org.uk (for Citizenship Studies, History A, Cambridge National ICT)
Past exam papers and marking schemes.
Past examinations and marking schemes are available from the Examining Boards about 9 months after they have been set. Before this they can only be accessed by schools so that they can be used for mock exams etc.
To go direct to the past papers and mark schemes use the following web addresses:
Pearson (EDEXCEL) Subjects:
Examination Regulations and Guidance
Are you taking exams this summer. The instructions given for students is here.
A site that can help you study for your GCSE exams, make your own revision timetable and browse through the thousands of resources to improve your grades in all your subjects. You have to register but it's absolutely free and well worth your while. www.getrevising.co.uk
A list of strategies that can be used in revising English, that might be relevant in other subjects you are studying, can be downloaded here.
As your GCSEs are getting ever closer, some staff have offered to run revision sessions during the Easter holidays. These are open to all students in those subjects’ areas and will give your child a good opportunity to gain some valuable hours with an experienced teacher. These will be particularly useful if your child is currently below their target grade.
Not all subjects will be available.
School Uniform does not need to be worn but there is an expectation that, if your child attends, their behaviour is in line with school expectations and they only leave site to go home.
Year 11 Information Evening
At the Information Evening held on November 7th for the parents/carers of Year 10 students a presentation was given, explaining, among other things, the reporting system and use of target grades. If you missed the evening, or would like to be reminded of what was said, a copy of the presentation shown can be downloaded here.
Information sheets were also available from the departments offering courses and help at Key Stage 4. Please click on one of the titles below to see the relevant sheet.
Tutor time activities
To view form time activities your child should be doing in KS4, please dowload the following. It includes information on how to revise based on learning styles, copies of reference requests for school leavers, target setting, personal strength and weakness analysis and other activities.