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Year 11 Support and Revision

This is to help you organise your revision so that you are ready for your exams, both the PPEs in January and your final GCSEs in the summer. Below are top tips on how to revise and what else you can do to be fully prepared for your exams. There is also a subject by subject guide about what is important and what you need to revise. This includes advice on what revision guides to buy. Many of these can be purchased through school – please visit the finance tab to do this.


This webpage should be your one stop shop to preparing well. Each week you will find the updated link to what you should be revising – this is all mapped out in the calendar below. Information can also be found on Google Classroom. Your teachers will lead you through revision on a week by week basis and check that you are keeping on top of what you need to be doing – remember it’s keep up, not catch up!


If you are worried at any point or don’t know what to do please talk to your mentor or your subject teacher/s. We will help you.


It is important to start revising early. This means you can pace yourself which should reduce your stress levels and help the information stick in your head better. It allows you to have the time to revisit things you’ve learnt which helps you to remember them.

 

Y11 Steps to Success 2021-22

 This booklet is set up to pace you through your revision allowing you to revisit each topic multiple times so that you can really absorb the information. 

Please click on the following link: /docs/Students/Y11_Steps_to_Success_2021-22.pdf

How it works

Step One

18th October –22nd March (with 2 gaps in the middle for PPE 1 and PPE 2)

During this period you will revise everything once. Your teachers have split up revision into 12 sections. Each week you’ll be given a section to focus on (this will be communicated via Google Classroom and in your lessons). You need to produce revision materials (e.g. mind maps, flash cards, posters, notes, PowerPoints etc) on each topic. These should be stored ready to revisit revision in step 2.

Step Two 

23rd March-24th April

During this period you will revisit each of the 12 sections – two each week. During this time you should try to apply the knowledge e.g. do practice questions, test yourself (or get someone else to test you) to check what you do and don’t know. You can then add to your revision materials made in step one with any other information you are missing

Step Three

25th April– 15th May

This is your third re-visit of each section. During this time you really need to be working to commit this to memory. For most subjects practice is the best way to do this – make sure you try the hard questions now as well! If you are getting incorrect answers the best way to learn is to correct them. Use your revision materials, revision guides and your exercise book to help with this.

Step Four

16th May – early July

May half term ( 28th May -5th June)

This will be your exam period (from 16th May). During this time you are likely to be focused on the exams coming up each week. If you have followed steps 1-3 then this should be consolidating what you already know. Keep practising questions and working to commit information to memory (read-write-cover-check).