The GCSE summer exams begin on Monday 13th May with the first Computer Science paper and continue until the final Music Technology exam on Wednesday 19th June. Our Year 11 students have been preparing with revision sessions at lunchtimes and after school.
In practical subjects such as Art and Photography, some final exams have already taken place. End of Year exams for Years 7 and 8 will take place in May, ahead of the GCSE papers. Once these exams finish for Year 11, Pre-Public Exams for students in Year 9 and 10 will get underway.
At The Radclyffe School we seek to ensure that all our students are well prepared for their exams. The formal exam conditions that they can expect at GCSE are what they experience throughout the school.
Revision is of huge importance in all year groups, so here are some of our best tips for revising.
- Create a revision timetable
This can add structure to your revision and help identify where you need to do the most work.
- Take regular study breaks
When you feel stressed or tired, take a break, take time to relax, you may benefit from taking some exercise to get refreshed.
- Use mind maps to connect ideas
Mind mapping can help you memorise information, making associations by connecting ideas easily and quickly.
- Understand your learning style
Are you a visual learner, a listener, a reader or a kinaesthetic learner? Practice will show the best time of day for you to work too.
- Collaborate with classmates
If you can work with friends that you trust, sharing notes and building your understanding together might help
- Adapt your style for different subjects
Different subjects might require different methods – flashcards, for instance in languages or science, online quizzes in Maths.
To all students preparing for their exams, every success with your revision and with your exams!