On Wednesday 14th March, the Sixth Form Team launched the Exam Revision Programme to both year 12 and year 13. Instead of the usual Act of Worship in the Chapel, the Main Hall was set up in a classroom style, with students sitting around large tables so that they could listen to the revision classes that are available and decide which initial session they wanted to attend. The layout also allowed the students to complete a self-assessment of their revision practices during the December and February mock exams – information they will use to improve their practice as they move towards their AS and A2 exams at the end of this year.
The revision programme saw the launch of 7 bespoke sessions aimed at developing students exam readiness, having a sharp focus on the skills needed to be successful in an exam rather than their ability to revise the content. After the launch, students were then free to sign up to whichever sessions they felt would benefit them most – with the sign up to some sessions being so successful that two separate classes will have to be provided. After Easter these 7 sessions will be further supplemented with ‘Skill Revision Pods’ (student led revision sessions focussing on the 7 exam skills), peer revision sessions (focussing on subject content) and mentoring (supporting with both content and skill development). Students will still have access to the usual after school support sessions – ‘Tea, Toast and Targets’ in the Study Hub and ‘Library Learning’ where students can go and work in silence with the support of a member of staff.