Friday, 22 September, 2017

Exams

Summer Exams Years 7-10

Exams are an important part of the learning process and all staff at Thetford Grammar School work hard to ensure that pupils are well prepared for them.

Exam times can also be very stressful, so we also do our best to ensure that pupils and their parents have all of the information they need to negotiate exams calmly and successfully. We would ask parents to pay attention to when internal and external exams are being held and make sure that their child is present for the duration of them. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Pringle, Head of Key Stage 3, Mr Glassbrook, Head of Key Stage 4, or Mrs Pearson, Head of Sixth Form, for help and advice.

For tips about parental support for Year 11 please see below.

TIPS for Y7-10

Organisation is crucial.

  • gather all subject material together
  • check books/ files are complete and all notes are in the correct order
  • decide in what form revision notes are to be kept, where and how they are to be sorted

Revision is an active not a passive activity.

Revision is ineffective if not undertaken rigorously. Be committed.

Remember, in order to commit information to long term memory (and be able to retrieve it again) you must re-visit your revision notes several times.

Click here to download Year 7 exam timetable.

Click here to download Year 7 revision topics.

Click here to download Year 7-9 Artist Studies Checklist.

Click here to download Year 7-9 Art vocabulary sheet.

Click here to download Year 8 exam timetable.

Click here to download Year 8 revision topics.

Click here to download Year 7-9 Artist Studies Checklist.

Click here to download Year 7-9 Art vocabulary sheet.

Click here to download Year 9 exam timetable.

Click here to download Year 9 revision topics.

Click here to download Year 7-9 Artist Studies Checklist.

Click here to download Year 7-9 Art vocabulary sheet.

Click here to download Year 10 exam timetable for internal exams.

Click here to download Year 10 revision topics for internal exams.

Click here to download topic sheets for ...

Please refer to your Statements of Entry for the definitive dates and times for your exams.

Click here to download Y11 Revision Planner for Exams.

 

Please refer to your Statements of Entry for the definitive dates and times for your exams.

 

 

TIPS for Y11 parents

It’s been a while since we were at school but preparing for exams is something most of us will have been through and remember feeling nervous about. It’s now the time that our pupils will be feeling those nerves and as a parent, it’s not always easy to know how to support them especially when it comes to revision.

We all learn in different ways – some of us use mind maps, diagrams and cue cards whilst others read notes and pace up and down. Whatever your child’s style of revision they will need a place to go to revise where they are undisturbed. There are many things you can do as parents to support this:

  • Manage family outings/events around the revision program
  • Know when not to disturb and when it’s OK to take them a cuppa
  • Build exercising the dog/going for a run/sporting activities into the revision program – exercise is important and so is getting out of the house and they shouldn’t feel guilty for being away from the books for an hour
  • Children need guidance about how much is not enough or too much – chunk the revision into manageable amounts, no more than an hour at a time
  • If they have gaps in their knowledge support them in using revision guides to find the answers
  • Encourage distance between them and the mobile phone during revision periods – we know how the hours can slip away once they’re texting!
  • Sensible bedtimes and breakfast are essential.

The support you can give your child at this import time will have a direct impact on their success. Your support can help them with their organisation and motivation and this alone can prove to be invaluable.

You should agree on a work plan with your child, helping them to draw up a realistic timetable. The balance between work and relaxation should be carefully worked out. If revision is not left to the last minute then a lot of stress and angst can be avoided.

 

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