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Revision Guidance

When it comes to revision it can be hard to get started.  We want to help you develop and provide guidance in a range of areas, so you get the most out of your experience and get a head start ready for your summer examinations!

Revision Kit List

You MUST have the correct equipment for all your examinations.  You can purchase items/exam ‘ready pencil cases’ from Student Services at very reasonable costs.

Pens at least two (black ink) Pencils at least two Set Squares
Eraser Ruler Protractor
Compass Highlighters Scientific Calculator
Pencil Sharpener Clear Pencil Case

SCIENCE – How parents can help their son/daughter

Educake can be used by students (they must make sure that they use the GCSE Combined Science OCR Gateway pages), as well as specimen and past questions which can be found on the OCR website and www.physicsandmathstutor.com.  We look forward to seeing lots of students at help sessions with past questions that they need help with!

Please continue to support your child with learning Physics formulae and key definitions.  Revision guides are still available from the Science Prep Room and help sessions  3.20pm-4.20pm every Friday.

Thank you for your support.

  • Revision guides
    These are available from the Science Prep Room at a cost of £5.50 for Combined Science (Higher or Foundation) and £8.25 for Separate Science (Year 9 and 10 set 1 only).
  • Help them to learn the Physics formulae 
    They can attend the Science Help Session on Friday 3.20pm – 4.20pm to collect a formula sheet and set of flash cards.  (We will even help them to make the flash cards). Please test them at home, just the same as you worked with them on spellings and times tables when they were at primary school.  

MATHS – How parents can help their son/daughter

Challenges to help with revision can be extremely helpful and assist with progress in readiness for the upcoming maths examinations.  Please click the links below for daily questions/tests.

Week 1 Challenge  Week 2 Challenge  Week 3 Challenge
Week 4 Challenge  Week 5 Challenge

ENGLISH – How parents can help their son/daughter

  • Test them on key quotations from either the poems or the novels they have studied.
  • Time them when they are answering exam style questions.
  • Watch their Shakespeare play with them, ask them to explain key details.
  • Encourage them to read good quality non-fiction texts e.g. newspapers and biographies.

PSYCHOLOGY – How parents can help their son/daughter

  • Review the revision guides together click here
  • Ask to see evidence of their wonderful flashcards they have made using the revision material on Moodle.
  • Test their knowledge using the flash cards on each subtopic e.g. Individual Differences, Research Methods, Perception etc.
  • Test their knowledge using the flash cards on symptoms and treatments for mental health disorder e.g. ADHD, phobias, schizophrenia, depression.
  • Ask them to tell you about the most interesting type of treatment back in history for mental illness e.g. lobotomy or electric shock treatment.
  • Time them when they are answering 6 mark exam style questions. Students should aim to write a side of A4 in 6 minutes for 6 mark evaluation questions. One mark per minute.
  • Ask them to tell you about the most interesting Psychological study e.g. Diamond and Sigmundson, Zimbardo, Asch, Loftus and Palmer.

SOCIOLOGY – How parents can help their son/daughter

  • Review the revision guide click here 
  • Ask to see evidence of their wonderful flashcards they have made using the revision material on Moodle.
  • Test their knowledge using the flash cards on each subtopic e.g. family, education and crime.
  • Time them when they are answering 24 mark exam style questions. Students should aim to write at least a side of A4 in 24 minutes for 24 mark evaluation questions. One mark per minute.
  • Ask them to tell you about the most interesting sociological concept e.g. subcultures, self fulfilling prophecy, gender socialisation, triple shift, feral children, dark figure of crime.