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  • Any form tutors that feel it might not get home let me know I can post a copy!
  • Exam rules are in your form pigeon holes, please display on your noticeboard!!
  • If students are unsure where to look please bring your form down during a form time this week- the board is opposite my office!
  • Year 11 tutors you could demonstrate how to access an exam bnoard website and open up past papers!!
  • Year 11 tutors you could give the students time to start planning one!
  • Year 11 tutors you could give the students time to start planning one!
  • Revision guidance

    1. 1. Year 11 Mock Exams and Revision Guidance What learning style are you? What resources have you got to help you? Hints and tips for revision (This power point can be found attached to Mock Exams on key dates on the school website).
    2. 2. Important Notices Your FFT data will be out this week You MUST give it to parents Also in the letter is EXAM rules! Your MOCK EXAM TIMETABLE!
    3. 3. Mock Exams 1. Remember all exams will be in the sports hall 2. You MUST abide by the rules (these have gone out with your T&M and they should be displayed in your form room). 3. You need to have ALL necessary equipment e.g. calculator, black pen etc!
    4. 4. Exam Preparation Be on time! If it says 9am on your sheet- that is what time the exam STARTS so be there at least 15 minutes before! If you are running late or have overslept please contact school as soon as you can and let us know you are on your way! Ensure you know you candidate number (4 digits) Ensure you know your seat number- always check the exam board down the science corridor the day before and on the morning of the exam (sometimes they can change from what is on your exam timetable). The board is located by S1 (blue notice board “examination information” and opposite Miss Slacks office).
    5. 5. EXAM RULES! No paper in your pockets No writing on your hands Clear pencil case only Clear water bottle with no label on All electronic goods (USB, i-pod and phones) must be handed in at the start BLACK PEN ONLY Calculator case will be put on the floor If blazer is taken off it must go under your chair Do not TALK, LOOK at others or turn around once entering the hall or once seated. No form of communication must happen with anybody! If you have a question for the examiner or you are missing equipment raise your hand.
    6. 6. Use the School Website and FROG!! This is so vital in Year 11 that YOU and YOUR PARENTS look at this for information such as: Mock EXAM TIMETABLE (under key dates) Key dates (Mock exams and parents evening) Exam Boards (under each department) Information about your course Past papers
    7. 7. Mon 11 Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14 Fri 15 Mon 18 (week 1) External Science exam for 25 students: 9.30 - 10.30am Separate Science: Physics (40 min) Dual Science (1hr) Applied Science (1hr) All other students normal lessons. Separate Science: Biology (40min) Art (2hr) REG 1 RE (1hr 30min) (all students) History (2hr) All other students normal lessons. Maths Paper 1 (all students) All other students normal lessons. 2 All other students normal lessons. All other students normal lessons. Drama (1hr) 3 English Language Media Studies (1hr) (1hr) (all students) All other students normal lessons. BREAK French, German and Spanish: Separate Science: Reading paper Chemistry (40min) (45min) All other students normal lessons. English Literature (1hr) (all students) Normal lessons for all students All other students normal lessons. LUNCH & REG Sports Science (1hr 30min) Geography (1hr) Business Studies (2hr) One student taking Ft All other students normal lessons. Economics (2hr) Lesson 5: Music (1hr) French, German, Spanish: Listening paper (45min) 4 5 All other students All other students normal lessons. normal lessons. Food Technology (2hr) Music (1hr) All other students normal lessons. Product Design (2hr) BCS (1hr) - back to lessons when finished All other students normal lessons. Maths Paper 2 (all students) Engineering (2hr) All other students normal lessons. End of Mock Exams Normal lessons for all
    8. 8. What do you need? Have you got the revision guide you need (many can be purchased from departments). YOU need to ask your teacher to buy one! Have you got all the relevant notes in your class book Is there any websites that could help you? (bitesize) Have you got past papers? Go onto the examination board website and download them!!
    9. 9. START NOW! Use the link below to see the research! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health There is a good article here about revision techniques and the fact that the two best methods are: testing yourself spreading out your revision over time.
    10. 10. 1. Produce a revision timetable You should try to do at least two hours of revision an evening You should plan for half term (example below): 9.30-11 11.30-12.30 1.30-3.00 3.30-5pm 6-8pm (if missed a session) Saturday Maths Maths History History Free time Sunday Science Football Football Football Science Monday RE RE Sports science Sports science Free time Tuesday Shopping Shopping Shopping French French Wednesday English English Maths Maths Cinema Thursday Day out With family Science Friday History History Sp Sci Sp Sci Film night
    11. 11. MOCK EXAM WEEK! The week of the exams the revision should relate to your MOCK EXAM TIMETABLE 9.30-11 11.30-12.30 1.30-3.00 3.30-5pm 6-8pm (if missed a session) Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday RE RE ENG These timings will change depending on which topics you know best. Also how much revision you have already previously done! SPORTS SCIENCE SPORTS SCIENCE 5-6History 7-8 Geography 8-9 French 5-6 Maths 7-8 Business 8-9 Science 5-6 French 7-8 Spanish 8-9 Food Tech
    12. 12. How can your break up revision? 9.30-11 could be learning just one topic or maybe two! 9.30-10 could be learning the key terms to a topic and being able to remember them 10-10.30 could be learning definitions to a topic 10.30-11 could be practise answering past paper questions OR 9.30-10- produce a mind map on components of fitness and fitness tests (2 topics) 10-10.30 learn the main components and test yourself 10.30-11 learning the fitness tests related to those components
    13. 13. What learning style are you? Knowing your learning style will mean you know how you would prefer to revise!! Use the link to access a questionnaire to complete: www.Brainboxx.co.uk
    14. 14. IDEAS for VISUAL learners Use coloured highlighter pens to mark your revision notes. You should identify key words (these may be names, dates, places, etc.) You could even use different colours for different types of information. In the margins of your subject note-book, draw sketches or cartoons that relate to that particular topic or paragraph. These will not only help you to locate that particular section but will also make it more memorable. Learn to MindMap Pay attention to the layout of your revision notes. You might find it useful to use flow-charts (in science, history, English and other subjects to keep track of events) or diagrams (in science, geography , maths and other subjects.) Use the "Roman Room" memory system.
    15. 15. IDEAS for AUDITORY learners You might find it helpful to play soothing music as you revise. Experts suggest that some types of music (particularly that with a tempo of 58-60 beats per minute) can help to generate relaxed-but-alert Beta brain-waves which can help you learn more effectively. However, music at a faster tempo or music with a strong lyric can have a distracting effect. Record key points on tape and play them over, especially just before going to sleep. Having identified key points from your revision notes, try making these into a rhyme, rap or song. This will make them more memorable. Explain what you have learned to someone else, perhaps to your parents. They usually go on about how important it is to revise properly - so why shouldn't they suffer as well!
    16. 16. IDEAS for KINAESTHETIC (PHYSICAL) learners Learn the "Body-pegs" memory technique and use it to learn key points. Use the "Sticky-notes" memory technique.
    17. 17. Key Revision Tips for Every Style! You need to know key terms and definitions so produce a glossary of terms for subjects Make revision notes that help your style of learning (lists, mind maps or tape recording information). PRACTISE past exam papers- this is crucial TEST YOURSELF is the best way to learn Asking somebody to test you also helps Try explaining information to somebody (this really tests your understanding- write key terms or words on pieces of card and ask your mum/friend etc.. to pick a card- then you have to describe it or explain it).
    18. 18. For example: Work in pairs now, one of you turns your back to the board! The other person describes what they see on the board- do not say what it is though!

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