Supporting GCSE Preparation
In order to best support your child through this important and potentially stressful period, we provide a number of support and information events to which you will be invited. The dates will be added to our calendar.
2017-2018 Student GCSE Support
Provided by Assitant Principal, Ben Dugdale
Clayton Hall Academy’s first set of Pre Public Examinations (Mock Exams) will start on Monday 30th October. To ensure that our Year 11 students are prepared for these exams we ensure they mirror the actual exams in the summer as closely as we possibly can. In order to provide support and guidance for your child in the weeks before these exams, we will be reminding them in assemblies about how to revise and prepare for the examination period.
As part of this process we will be providing students with revision timetable templates so that they can ensure that they are fully prepared to perform in the exams. A solid revision timetable not only guarantees students cover everything they need to, in time for the exam; but it also breaks everything down into more manageable chunks. See below for a range of revision timetable options.
At Clayton Hall Academy we understand this can be a difficult and stressful time for both children and parents and so would like to help by providing information, advice and materials that can be used to support your child in making progress throughout Year 11. To this end, please find attached several revision timetable templates so that you and your child can choose which one most suits their way of working. I have also attached a guide to be used by parents and children when developing a revision timetable in the run up to this year’s exams.
I hope you find these resources useful, and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in securing the highest results for your child.
Supporting Option Choices
Since September 2016 the way we organise our GCSE curriculum has been altered so that more time is spent building skills and covering GCSE content from the beginning of Year 9. As students complete Year 8 they have to make choices for the optional subjects they would like to study in addition to the core subjects. Students choose two subjects from the optional selection. Detailed information booklets are issued each year to help students make these important decisions, and parents are invited to information evenings.