Saturday 05 December 2020

Year 11 Revision - Thornhill School Year 11 Revision

Posted by Louise Meah at 8:22AM on 12 October 2020

The progress, outcomes and future destinations of our year 11 pupils are very important to us. As we have not had any further official updates from Ofqual (the exams regulator) we will continue to prepare pupils for the final GCSE exams to be held in the summer term 2021. The first stage of this preparation will be a round of Mock Exams in the weeks beginning Monday 9th November. 

There will be a series of assemblies and guidance on how to prepare well for the exams. For any pupils self-isolating these will be shared on Class Charts. Pupils have already been issued with a revision guide for each of their subjects. Where appropriate, lessons and homework activities are utilising these to support independent study skills and subject areas will continue to share strategies for how pupils can revise effectively. As a priority for school catch-up we will begin by offering year 11 pupils additional study time in each of their subjects after school and this will start on Monday 12thOctober.  We expect all pupils to make the most of this opportunity for each of their subjects and ask for parental support in sharing the benefits of this additional contact time for their education. The aim will be to focus on retention and retrieval of the course content to best prepare pupils for their exam success. This will support, but not replace, pupils own independent homework and revision. 

In light of last year’s GCSEs being based on Centre Assessed Grades, mock exams have never been so important. These grades and their subsequent predictions could be used if exams are no longer able to go ahead. Please use the Pupil and Parents Guidance booklet to help support your son or daughter as they prepare for these exams and fir those next year.

Pupil and parents revision guide

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