Year 11 students were given top tips and advice about making their revision really count as part of a special day dedicated to ensuring they succeed in their GCSE exams.
A number of workshops and activities were lined up for students as part of the Plan To Succeed Day, which took place on March 15.
Students took part in workshops throughout the day looking at applying the ‘4Rs’ and each received a goody bag featuring a clear pencil case, pen, pencil, post-it notes and highlighters to aid their revision.
Students worked in groups to construct their own revision timetables and materials making use of a range of techniques including mind maps, flash cards, route systems, videos, podcasts and quizzes with prizes handed out for the best materials created on the day. The event finished with a play performed by members of the Maximise Theatre Company.
Mrs N.Clifton, Head of Upper School, said: “The purpose of the day was to allow Year 11 students to develop their revision skills and strategies and raise awareness of the need to be revising now.
“Our Year 11 students have approached every aspect of their GCSE exams so far with maturity and while their mock exam results were incredibly positive, the experience gave them an indication of the areas in which they need to improve on for the real thing.
“This day was all about giving them the advice and ideas to make sure they get the most out of their revision time and adopt revision methods that best suit them so they achieve their potential in their exams and put themselves on the road to success in the future.”
This year for the first time students are also being encouraged to share their own revision resources through the Create Like Share area on the school website. Four prizes worth £25 each will be given out for the best resources shared between students over the Easter holiday.