The exam season is fast approaching and I would like to highlight a number of opportunities available to your child to support them with their learning and revision over the coming weeks. Of course the most important learning in the run up to the exams will be in lessons and we hope that you will continue to work with us to ensure that your child has good attendance in order to maximise their potential and reach their target grades.

Home Study

Students are expected to spend one hour per evening revising and students will be provided with a Google Calendar that has recommended study slots and has also been prepopulated with afterschool, Saturday and holiday revision sessions. Hopefully this will help students stay organised and provide students with measured, regular revision slots in the run up to their exams. If you have any problems with the calendar please contact Mr Graves, sgraves@marshacademy.org.uk.

I hope that students will have invested in a revision guide for their subjects already, however, if not you will find here a list of revision guides that are available for students to maximise independent study at home (subjects in bold are tiered entry, please seek advice from your subject teacher if you are unsure):

 

The following core subjects are selling revision materials via ParentPay:

GCSE (AQA) English Guides (£3 each):

  • English Language
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • A Christmas Carol
  • An Inspector Calls
  • Power & Conflict Poetry

GCSE (Edexcel) Maths:

Package (£6.10) includes guide, workbook and answer booklet:

  • CGP Revision Guide
  • CGP Workbook
  • CGP Workbook Answers

GCSE (Edexcel) Combined Science Revision Guide

 

£5 (normally £10)

The following subjects are recommending these guides, but they are not available through ParentPay:

GCSE (OCR) Computer Science Revision Workbook (Available from Mr Graves (for free), purchased for use in lessons)

GCSE (AQA) Geography:

  • Revision Guide (ISBN: 9781407176833)
  • Revision Exam Practice (ISBN: 9781407176857)

GCSE (Eduqas) Drama:

  • DNA Play Guide (ISBN: 9781782949633)
  • Eduqas GCSE Drama (ISBN: 9781908682888)
  • CGP Drama Revision (ISBN: 9781782949626

GCSE (AQA) French Revision Guide (ISBN: 9781292131429)

GCSE (AQA) History Revision Guide (ISBN: 9781510455610)

 

 

In addition to the listed resources, students have access and logins to SAM Learning and Hegarty Maths, and are encouraged to use these. Students should also expect to receive homework tasks through Show My Homework as normal.

 

Useful Links

Further revision materials and past papers can be found on the exam board websites. Below are a number of useful links to aid revision:

AQA – https://www.aqa.org.uk/

Edexcel – https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html

OCR – https://www.ocr.org.uk

WJEC – www.wjec.co.uk

NCFE – www.ncfe.org.uk

BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3

 

And finally, a date for your diary. I hope that you will be able to join us on Thursday 13th February for a Year 11 Exams Evening, where we will be able to share further details of the summer exams, as well as strategies for ensuring success for your child. Further details will follow, however, should you have any questions regarding any the above please do not hesitate to get in touch.