Exams / Revision Information and Advice for Pupils and Parents

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Exam Regulations and Procedures

All pupils sitting external exams must follow the procedures and regulations laid out in our Exam Candidate Handbook. We advise that all parents read this document as well as the Joint Council for Qualifications’ (JCQ) guidance, in order to help support pupils through external exams.

Revision Advice

At Dean Trust Ardwick, we guide our pupils to understand effective revision is not something which can occur immediately before an exam. Rather, that learning occurs through constant and regular retrieval of facts and information as well as systematic and repeated purposeful practice. Therefore, our pupils are taught not how to revise, but how to learn effectively and these skills are practised and explained from Year 7 onwards and are built into the fabric of lessons and homework. We emphasise the importance of:

  • Quizzing (self/peer)
  • Producing and quizzing with flashcards
  • Purposeful Practice
  • Interleaving and spacing topics and subjects
  • Organising revision time using ‘The Memory Clock’

Further guidance and information on these strategies, as well as GCSE/ vocational subjects can be found in our Year 10 and Year 11 welcome booklets below:

Exams and Wellbeing

At Dean Trust Ardwick, we support our pupils in coping with exam stress and anxiety in a number of ways including 1-1 coaching and mentoring (including peer to peer); mindfulness sessions before, during and after school and explicit teaching of recognising and coping strategies.

Please find below the PowerPoint which accompanied our parents’ session on Exam Anxiety.

Our Open Evening will take place on 30th September 2021, 3.30pm-6.30pm. Please come along to see what we have on offer for your child. We would also like to invite all of our current Year 7 pupils who may not have had a chance to visit our school last year.

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