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Year 11 Parents Meeting 20 April 2016

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Year 11 Parents Meeting 20 April 2016

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Year 11 Parents Meeting 20 April 2016

  1. 1. Preparing for GCSE Modular Examinations Martin McIlveen and Kevin Kearney
  2. 2. GCSE Modules in Year 11 (Summer 2016) Subject %total Day Date Month Start Das: Biology Unit 1 11 Tues 17 May 13:30 Religious Studies 50 Wed 18 May 13:30 Das: Chemistry Unit 1 11 Thu 19 May 09:15 English Literature Unit 1 25 Mon 23 May 09:15 Technology and Design Unit 1 20 Tue 24 May 09:15 Geography Unit 1 37.5 Tue 24 May 13:30 Business Studies Unit 1 35 Wed 25 May 09:15 Das: Physics Unit 1 11 Wed 25 May 13:30 Mathematics Unit 3/4 45 Thu 26 May 09:15 History Unit 1 50 Mon 6 June 09:15
  3. 3. You can make a difference! Parental support is eight times more important in determining a child’s academic success than social class, according to an academic study.
  4. 4. Revision Tips
  5. 5. Where? 1. A dedicated quiet space with good light and no distractions 2. If you have other children who are not studying for exams, make sure that they know the importance of revision time 3. Provide a range of useful revision resources: • Files, dividers, revision cards; • Paper, pens etc; • Revision guides.
  6. 6. Being Prepared - Timetable
  7. 7. How to get started Encourage your son to:  Revise specific topics in each subject, not every topic at once;  Have clear and specific goals for each revision session;  Spend more time on weak areas;  Remember that reading is not enough;  Ask his teacher if he comes across a problem that he cannot solve, or a question that he cannot answer.
  8. 8. Where to find help and support Encourage your son to:  Attend school everyday.  Ask his teachers for help.  Attend organised revision classes.  Attend after school Study (Monday-Thursday: Canteen 6.30pm – 8.30 pm).
  9. 9. On the day… Make sure your son:  Knows his exam timetable – both the day and the time! http://ccea.org.uk/sites/default/files/docs/qualifica tions/timetable/gcse/tt_gcse_summer_2016_v2 .pdf  Knows what topics are on each paper;  Has all the equipment he needs for that particular exam:  Black pens  Calculator  Pencil  Ruler  Knows NOT to bring a mobile phone into the exam centre.
  10. 10. Useful Revision Sites  http://www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/docs/students/ stressgu.pdf  CCEA advice on how to avoid exam stress.  www.positivelymad.co.uk  Some fun ideas for remembering information.  www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize  Subject specific revision support.  www.topmarks.co.uk  Revision support- study notes, worksheets etc.  www.s-cool.co.uk  GCSE revision support (some subjects).
  11. 11. Keep in touch

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