Year 11 Revision & Support

If you have any questions about GCSE exams, you can contact Mrs Wilkinson & Mr Abbott here.

The pursuit of the highest standards possible is at the core of our mission statement for Year 11 students. We believe in high aspirations, high motivation and high achievement for all. Equality and acceptance are at the heart of our Byrchall community ethos and continue to play a primary role throughout Year 11. Through both our extended curriculum and community life, we seek to meet the needs of the whole individual to ensure the best future possible.

The driving principles for our young people are summarised in our Year 11 motto "Make Your Mark".

Revision Timetable 2018/19

Date Focus Day Priority 1 Priority 2
22nd October 2018  
Half Term Holiday School  
29th October 2018 Revision (all) Tuesday English  
Wednesday Maths
Thursday Science
5th November 2018 Mock Examinations
12th November 2018 Intervention and Support (identified students) Tuesday Maths Option C
Wednesday Option A Option D
Thursday Option B English
19th November 2018 Intervention and Support (identified students) Tuesday English Option E
Wednesday Option C Option A
Thursday Option D Science
26th November 2018 Intervention and Support (identified students) Tuesday Science Option B
Wednesday Option E Option C
Thursday RE / Targeted Intervention Maths
3rd December 2018 Intervention and Support (identified students) Tuesday Maths Option D
Wednesday Option A Option E
Thursday Option B English
10th December 2018 Intervention and Support (identified students) Tuesday English Option A
Wednesday Option C Option B
Thursday Option D Science
17th December 2018 Intervention and Support (identified students) Tuesday Science Option C
Wednesday Option E Maths
Christmas
7th January 2019 Intervention and Support (identified students) Tuesday Maths Option D
Wednesday Option A Option E
Thursday Option B English
14th January 2019 Intervention and Support (identified students) Tuesday English Option A
Wednesday Option C Option B
Thursday Option D Science
28th January 2019 Revision (all) Tuesday Science  
Wednesday Option E
Thursday RE / Targeted Intervention
4th February 2019 Revision (all) Tuesday Maths  
Wednesday Option A
Thursday Option B
11th February 2019 Revision (all) Tuesday English  
Wednesday Option C
Thursday Option D
Half Term Holiday School  
25th February 2019 Revision (all) Tuesday Science  
Wednesday Option E
Thursday RE / Targeted Intervention
4th March 2019 Mock Examinations
11th March 2019 Mock Examinations
18th March 2019 Intervention and Support (identified students) Tuesday Maths Option C
Wednesday Option A Option D
Thursday Option B English
25th March 2019 Intervention and Support (identified students) Tuesday English Option E
Wednesday Option C Option A
Thursday Option D Science
1st April 2019 Intervention and Support (identified students) Tuesday Science Option B
Wednesday Option E Option C
Thursday RE / Targeted Intervention Maths
Easter Holiday School
23rd April 2019 Revision (all) Post-Easter revision timetable will be published in March.
29th April 2019 Revision (all)
  GCSE Examinations
6th May 2019 Revision (all)
13th May 2019 Revision (all)
20th May 2019 Revision (all)
Half Term Holiday School
3rd June 2019 Revision (all)
10th June 2019 Revision (all)
  • Revision Sessions are for all students.
  • Intervention and support sessions are for identified students (students and parents will be informed if attendance is required). There will be Priority 1 and Priority 2 subjects available each night.
  • Core subjects will run on Tuesday nights on a rota and options subjects will run on Wednesday and Thursday nights on a rota.
  • Mondays and Fridays should be used for self-directed revision or intervention as directed by the subject teacher.
  • A4 can be used by Year 11 after school.

 

Maximising Achievement Calendar

Date Activities
September Form time revision programme
October Progress Report to parents Launch of “Make your MARK” programme for students and parents “Make your MARK” day- revision and study skills- outside speaker 31st October- “Make your MARK” Evening for parents and students-how to support students at home
Half Term Lesson programme in place during holiday
November After-school revision sessions begin (3-4pm Tuesday -Thursday) Full reports to parents
December Examination preparation 11th -15th December- Mock examinations
Christmas
January 16th January- Mock Results Day
18th January- Y11 Parents’ Consultation Evening
February Practical GCSE examinations begin
Half Term Lesson programme in place during holiday
March Easter School letter to parents
Progress Report to parents
Easter Lesson programme in place for holiday
April Revision assemblies begin
May Written GCSE examinations begin
Half Term Lesson programme in place during holiday
June Final examination preparation

Final Examinations

If you arrive late on the day of an exam, you need to report directly to the exams office and hand in your coat/bag/phone etc. If you arrive before 10am for a morning exam, or 2.30pm for an afternoon exam, you will still get the full amount of time. If you arrive any later than this, your paper may be refused by the Awarding Body. If there are mitigating circumstances please provide as much proof as possible so that we can support your case.

If you are ill on the day of the exam and will be absent, you need to ring school to let us know, and go to the doctor and provide proof. We can provide a self-certification form which can be verified by your G.P. We can then apply for Special Consideration for an absent candidate, but we cannot apply without the doctor’s note. The Awarding Body will look at other units, and possibly mock results to aggregate a score for you.

If you feel ill during the exam, please raise your hand and tell the invigilator. We can apply for Special Consideration for a disadvantaged candidate, as you have not performed to the best of your ability. We cannot do this unless we are made aware of it at the time.

Please read your exam booklet carefully as it includes other relevant information about equipment and behaviour during exams.

Appeals

You will be given a consent form to sign before leaving school; this is to speed things up should a request be made for a script to be re-marked. You will be contacted by telephone if this is the case. All unused consent forms will be destroyed. You have the right to appeal against your result even if it is not supported by school. If your scripts are not chosen by school for re-marking but you would like to put in a request, you need to contact school no later than 18th September. This will enable us to meet the exam board deadline. There is no guarantee that your grade will change, it could go up or down. If your mark goes up there will be no fee incurred, but if it remains the same or goes down then you will be asked to pay the fee.

The revision timetable can be viewed here.

 

Revision & Support

Documents

KS4 Information & Guidance Booklet Revision Timetable - Example 1 Revision Timetable - Example 2 Revision Timetable - Example 3

 

General Support For Teenagers

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