Year 11 Mock Revision Sessions

On the mornings when pupils have mock English, Maths and Science exams they will need to be in at 8.15 for morning revision. Details of where pupils should go can be found below:

Monday 14th January, Thursday 17th January – English
11S1         BRN (114)
11S2         WEB (104)
11S3         SLA (103)
11S4         DAR (107)
11T1          SLA (103)
11T2          DRU 14th/TTE 17th (108) 
11T3         CHA (11O)
11T4         DAR (107)
11T5       CLY (109)

 

Tuesday 15th January, Monday 21st January, Friday 25th January – Maths 
11S1        RAL (145)
11S2         FAI (136)
11S3         DEN (139)
11S4         STE (143)
11S5        SIN (137)
11T1        HIL (147)
11T2        GAL (146)
11T3        WIL (140)
11T4        HEA (144)
11T5        SIN (137)

Wednesday 16th January, Friday 18th January, Tuesday 22nd January - Science
Triple Science (36)
Combined Higher Science (38)
Combined Foundation Science (40 and 41)

 

Monday 28th January and Tuesday 29th January – Further Maths
11S1        RAL (145)
11T1        HIL (147)
 

 

 

Revision is a minefield – lots of people will tell you what they think worked for them when they took their exams. The trouble is, what worked for other people (and in exams that may have been completely different) won't always help you. Luckily we have some excellent advice to help you with your studies.

Year 11 Revision Guide

  1. Planning when to revise

The first step in successful revision is ensuring that you have a sound revision plan in place – a good plan takes into account the other things in your life. Things that you can't move or change (eg family commitments, chores, eating) and things that you can be flexible on (eg social life, playing computer games, social media, spending time with friends). For more details on how to complete a revision plan that is balanced and achievable click here.

  1. Choosing the best way to revise

Once you have your revision plan in place there is still the question of what to do next. We recommend using the strategies outlined by the excellent Learning Scientists and in particular Retrieval and Spaced Practice. These strategies have been developed by two cognitive psychological scientists whose research focus is the Science of learning. These strategies have been researched and proven to be the most effective ways to retain information – not just for your exams but also beyond!

Please click each of the links below to read more about how to build Retrieval and Spaced Practice into your revision.

    Retrieval

    Spaced Practice

  1. Choosing what to revise

There are several different exam boards, each of whom has slightly different specifications for the same GCSE. Therefore, it is really important that you have the right materials to revise from otherwise you could be revising the wrong things.

Luckily, your teachers have produced this booklet to help you and made this folder of resources.– this will provide you with the information you need (or the locations of where to find the information) to help you with your revision.

You can also purchase revision guides from school – just print out this form (or get a spare copy from pupil services) and take it (along with any money) to the general office. All of these revision guides have been recommended by your teachers so you know they are the best ones for your exams.

Other Useful Information

If there is something you require for your exams that you cannot find below then please contact Mrs Patis in the General Office or at patis@mayfield.portsmouth.sch.uk