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Year 10 and 12 Internal Assessments June 2022

Below are the summary timetables for the end of year internal assessments.  Students have received their own individual timetables with their examination room and seat allocation.  Please ensure your child knows their room and seat for every examination.  When students are not in exams they will attend lessons as normal.

Year 10 and 12 Summer 2022 Assessment Timetable

External Public Examinations

Public written examinations this summer begin on Monday 16th May.  Below is a summary table of the dates and times of each examination.

Please ensure you are familiar with the JCQ Information for Candidates document so you are aware of the rules and regulations in the examination rooms.

GCE Summer exam timetableGCSE Summer exam timetableSummer exam timetableStudents will receive an individual timetable from their tutor.

November GCSE Exam Season 2022 (Post 16 re-sit)

Students in Year 12 and 13 who are studying GCSE English and Mathematics will have examinations in the Autumn term of 2022.

Component Title

Date

Length

Time

English Language Paper 1

Monday 31st October

1 hr 45 mins

9:00 am

Mathematics Paper 1

Tuesday 1st November

1 hr 30 mins

9:00 am

English Language Paper 2

Wednesday 2nd November

1 hr 45 mins

9:00 am

Mathematics Paper 2

Thursday 3rd November

1 hr 30 mins

9:00 am

Mathematics Paper 3

Monday 7th November

1 hr 30 mins

9:00 am

 

To align these examinations with the Summer 2022 season, examination boards have released advanced information on the topics to be covered in the paper.

Advanced information for AQA GCSE English Language can be found here

Advanced information for EdExcel GCSE Mathematics can be found here

Students will receive an individual timetable from their tutor during the Autumn term.

 

Summer GCSE and A Level Exam Season 2022

The provisional timetable for the Summer 2023 examination season is being released alter than usual by the exam boards.  This will be released at some point ion the Autumn term, with a final timetable released at some point after the February half term. 

We will provide statements of entry and examination dates to students and parents as soon as this information is available.

 

Revising

There is no one way to revise as every pupil has their own learning style, however the following tips may help:

  • Ensure you fully understand what to revise. What topics do you need to understand? What does the exam specification say?
  • Manage your time. Planning to spend 4-5 hours on one topic is unrealistic. Create a suitable timetable which makes time for rest and other activities.
  • Check your understanding by practising exam style questions. Feedback from teachers is vital at this point, to see if you are on the right track.
  • Start revision early. Trying to cram a 2-year course into 6 weeks has never worked!
  • Find an appropriate environment. Some people work better alone and some work better in a group. Some people work better with music and other don’t. Find what’s best for you!
  • Set yourself revision goals. Aim to complete certain tasks every time you revise that way you will be able to monitor and track how much you have done/need to do.

 

The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips How to revise for exams effectively
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p60rN9JEapg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrXMrH7E4Jw
How to study effectively with flashcards Revision techniques - the good, the OK and the useless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzCEJVtED0U https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22565912
Alternative ways to revise Cornell note taking
https://www.whatuni.com/advice/sixth-form-life/21-alternative-ways-to-revise/72112/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErSjc1PEGKE
BBC Bitesize Get Revising
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  http://getrevising.co.uk
Revision World  
https://revisionworld.com/  

 

Useful revision links

Subject Website
English http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/0/
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z3kw2hv
http://www.grammarlady.com/
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zh8wxnb
Maths www.corbettmaths.com
www.onmaths.com
www.keshmaths.com
www.mathsgenie.com
Science Kerboodle – https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login

BBC Science Homepage – general science news  http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/0/

BBC Bitesize – general revision covering KS3-4  http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/

The Naked Scientist – a podcast by Cambridge University about news in sciencehttp://www.thenakedscientists.com/

How Stuff Works – explanations about how stuff works http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Popular Science – the magazine online http://www.popsci.com/

New Scientist – the magazine online http://www.newscientist.com/

Spanish Spanish News Site BBC Mundo Portada – http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/spanish/news/
GCSE Revision: BBC Bite Size Spanish – http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/spanish/
BBC Languages – www.bbc.co.uk/languages
Spanish Grammar and Practice: Real Spanish – http://www.realspanish.net/
Spanish Grammar and Practice: About Spanish – http://www.realfrench.net/
Spanish Grammar and Practice: Babel Zone – http://www.lcfclubs.com
French Grammar and Practice: About French
Spanish Grammar and Practice: Linguascope – http://linguascope.com
Geography https://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography/
http://www.acegeography.com/
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zy3ptyc
History www.spartacus-educational.com,
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zk26n39
Computer Science https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z34k7ty
http://www.teach-ict.com/2016/GCSE_Computing/AQA_8520/aqa_8520_home.html
Music https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zpf3cdm
Business https://businessed.co.uk/index.php/home/theory/gcse/edexcel-gcse-9-1-theory-notes-public#1-1-enterprise-and-entrepreneurship

https://www.tutor2u.net/business

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zpsvr82

PE https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/ztrcg82

 

Past Papers for Revision

Revise and prepare for your exams by practicing past exam papers. Past papers are a handy way for you to check the level of questions you will need to answer in an exam and hence this makes them a great revision tool.

Past papers will not help you predict the questions or topics that are likely to come up in exams but you can use them to:

  • Assess whether you have learnt the material;
  • Identify gaps in your knowledge.

To access past papers to help with your revision, please click on the exam board links below:

  • AQA Exam Board Past Papers;

[https://www.aqa.org.uk/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes]

  • Edexcel Exam Board Past Papers;

[https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/exams/past-papers.html]

  • OCR Exam Board Past Papers; 

[https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/past-paper-finder/]

  • EDUQAS Exam Board Past Papers. 

[https://www.eduqas.co.uk/home/past-papers/]

Subject Exam Boards - GCSE

GCSE
English Language

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700

AQA
English Literature

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702

AQA
Mathematics

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html

EdExcel
Science Trilogy (Combined)

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464

AQA
Art & Design (Fine Art)

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

AQA
Art & Design (Photography)

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

AQA
Biology

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461

AQA
Business

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/business-2017.html

EdExcel
Chemistry

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462

AQA
Computer Science

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/computer-science-and-it/gcse/computer-science-8520

AQA
Dance

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/dance/gcse/dance-8236

AQA
Drama

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/drama-gcse/#tab_overview

EDUQAS
Design & Technology

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-8552

AQA
Geography

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035

AQA
Food & Nutrition

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/food-preparation-and-nutrition-gcse/#tab_overview

EDUQAS
Health & Social Care (Cambridge National)

https://ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/health-and-social-care-level-1-2-j801-j811/

OCR
History

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/history-2016.html

EdExcel
Creative iMedia (Cambridge National)

https://ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/creative-imedia-level-1-2-award-certificate-j807-j817/

OCR
Music

https://ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/music-j536-from-2016/

OCR
PE

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/physical-education-2016.html

EdExcel
Physics

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463

AQA
RE

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies-gcse/#tab_overview

EDUQAS
Sociology

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/sociology/gcse/sociology-8192

AQA
Spanish

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698

AQA

Subject Exam Boards - A Level

 

 

During the Examination Season

Before the Examination

Again, everyone has their own personal routines, but these tips could make the difference:

  • Ensure you know the correct time, date and venue of the exam
  • Prepare resources the night before (i.e. calculator, pen, pencil etc.)
  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Have a good breakfast and stay hydrated
  • Don’t be put off by what others say.
  • Think positively; don’t underestimate yourself.
  • Visualise your revision material and remain calm.

During the Examination

It’s important to remain focused during an examination. If you have put in the hours preparing, then the exam is just a chance for you to showcase your talent!

  • Read the question carefully. Read it more than once and take time to think about your answer
  • Save time by not repeating the question.
  • Use the amount of marks to gauge how many points to make.
  • Understand the command words (describe, list, evaluate, explain etc.)
  • Re-read your answers and double check you have included everything.

After the examination:

Time to reflect on the exam and ask yourself the following questions:

  • What did you do well?
  • What have you learnt for the next examination?
  • What do you need to improve next time?

Coping with GCSEs and A Levels

  • The work you do now is extremely important.
  • Work hard now and you will be better prepared. Never settle for a first draft of work. You can always improve.
  • Complete all classwork and homework! Missing work could potentially cost you marks and that grade you want to achieve.
  • At the end of the day you study for yourself and your bright and wonderful future!

Planning a Successful Journey through Exams

  • Become familiar with the way that each exam course is taught.
  • Be clear about what is being examined and how.
  • Know when examinations are due to take place.
  • Look ahead and see how the programme being studied has been prepared.
  • Look ahead and anticipate times when work has to be complete and passed on for assessment.

When students receive a full examination timetable check the dates and add them to calendars and planners.