Notices and Resources
Students in school are welcomed and encouraged to use GCSEpod as a online resource for homework, revision and preparation for assessments and independent studying. The benefits of using this platform from the data that is provided and our experience is significant. It is reported that “high users” are likely to achieve better results and outcomes than non-users. Year 10 and Year 11 will find this of great support to them across the GCSE period. We shared the use and benefits with parents who were able to attend the year 11 family support evening prior to half term and most recently with year 10 parents on Thursday evening last week. To demonstrate for you the easy way it works and the benefits your child will gain from it here are some materials that you will find helpful. Why not log in with your child and look around at what it has to offer, the subjects, the resources and the activities (questions and quizzes and study skills). I hope you find if of great support and interest.
Please see the following exam support links from GCSEPod. You will require a GCSEPod log-in.
Year 10 will commence their next round of Pre Public Examinations (mocks) on Monday 20th March.
These will take place under exam conditions in the hall. These examinations will be carried out in a formal style, to ensure that students are more familiar with the procedures for external examinations. The PPE process is important to establish where students are currently at in their learning and ensure that correct intervention is implemented once the series is completed.
Timetables will be shared with students prior to half term and can be found as a download below. English, Maths, Science, and RE will be examined in the first week. All other subject will be assessed in the second week.
It is imperative that students are fully prepared for any upcoming examinations. Students should ensure that they are fully equipped. Equipment needed includes black pens, pencils, a ruler, a highlighter and rubber as well as a calculator, dependent on the examination.
Students have been spoken to in form time regarding the significance of the PPE process. It is key that students complete their PPEs to the best of their ability. Time will be dedicated over the coming weeks to support students in the run up to these examinations.
Information will also be added to Show My Homework. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any issues in accessing either site. It is imperative that students revise for these examinations. Please ensure students use these to help guide and focus their revision.
We thank you in anticipation of you support with this period of examination preparation. If there are any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.