As one of our strategies for developing exam skills for the summer GCSE, we are putting on an extra mock exam on the 14th January in the morning. The exam will be a past paper and all students who did not meet their challenge grade in the November exams will be expected to sit it.
Students will be told whether they are to take the exam this week. Please encourage your son/daughter to revise carefully, so that we are able to see exactly where more targeted work is needed before the summer. 'Collins Revision' guides have helpful texts at the front which students can use to practise any of the questions they didn't succeed in last time and there are also useful terms for them to learn with clear explanations. The back of the book has a large number of practice questions - all students would benefit from practising the writing tasks, as well as any reading questions they struggle with.
Helen Smy, Head of English, Media and Film