Glossopdale School

Revision

Why is revision important?

  • It helps you to learn and improve on your skills.
  • Gives a better understanding of the topics covered in your exams.
  • Helps you to commit to memory what you have learnt during your course.
  • To help you practice planning and writing answers.

It is good practice to do some revision all year round as you will able able to find out what is the best way of revising for you, how best to set out the information you need to work through, are you better revising alone or with a friend? Do you prefer several short revision sessions or a longer period?  This way as you head towards your exams you will be well prepared to make a revision timetable to suit you and the topics covered in each course will be easy to work through.  Click here for a detailed guide filled with helpful hints and tips to make revising for exams easier along with links to other resources for revision.

 

 English - Year 11

Maths

Support for all years

9-1 Edxcel specification

Key Stage 4

Year 10 higher Scheme of Learning
Year 10 foundation Scheme of Learning

Year 11 have individual SOL that are currently being written in response to the mock exams.

Key Stage 3

Term 1 Year 7 SOL
Term 1 Year 8 SOL
Year 9 higher Scheme of learning
Year 9 foundation Scheme of Learning

Students progress is monitored with mini reviews and open book assessments.

Homework and Support

mathswatch – students know their username and passwords. The majority of homework is set online. Extension material can be accessed on the website on an individual basis. There is also access to self-help videos to support learning.

https://online.justmaths.co.uk/ - students need to ask their teacher for username and password. This site is mainly for Key Stage 4. It contains worksheets and videos on three key areas:

  • The crossover between higher and foundation papers
  • Working above – which is for higher students
  • Working towards – which is for foundation students
  • GCSE countdown – which covers key skills month by month

Websites to support learning:

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html - This contains videos and worksheets on a grade basis. It also contains past papers and practise papers with solutions.

Extra-curricular Information

There are revision classes on after school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for year 11 GCSE classes. Students need to ask their teacher for which class will suite them best.

There is a homework support on Wednesday lunchtime available to all years.

Tutor time intervention on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This is by invitation only.

We take part in the UK Maths challenge, the sumdog challenge and the Cipher challenge in conjunction with Southampton University.

 

Science - Year 11

 MFL

 History

Geography

ICT

PE

Religious Studies

Paper 1: Beliefs and Practices

Paper 2: Thematic studies, Revision materials