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Revision Session Timetables

Timetables of revision sessions being held in school for Year 11 and Year 13 students are available below.  These will be updated as new sessions are added. Please zoom in on the downloaded pdf to see the detail.


Key Stage 4 revision: Resources and Advice

Watch this video for an introduction to revision:

 

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How does Silverdale School support its students with revision?

Staff and form tutors work hard to support their students, particularly as they approach their exams. This video outlines how we work with students to enable them to make their revision as effective as possible:

 

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Revision Podcasts

 

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Business and Economics

 

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English

 

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Health and Social Care

 

 

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History

 

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Maths

 

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Modern Foreign Languages

 

 

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RE and PSHE

 

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Social Sciences

 

 


Year 11 Subject specific information videos

These videos will give you more detailed guidance about how to revise for specific subjects.

Business 

 

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Drama 

 

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English 

 

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Geography 

 

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History 

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Maths 

 

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Modern Foreign Languages 

 

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Music 

 

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Religious Education 

 

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Science 

 

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Well-being for exams

Well-being 

 

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have any hints and tips for revision? 

Yes! We have compiled the Silverdale Parent Guide to Intelligent Revision to help with this. Download the guide below:

 

How can I encourage my reluctant reviser? 

Help them to organise and set small goals. Offer incentives, if possible, for short term goals and work together to break down the size of the task. This process begins with prioritisation so scoring topics out of 20 to allow you to begin planning. Then design a timetable and try not to plan too far in advance. Play to your child’s strengths for example using revision styles like drawing (dual coding), mapping, flash cards, mind maps, storytelling, link their hobbies to their revision.

Should I work out a revision timetable together with my child? 

Yes, work out together the blocks of time available each week. Try to consider when your child works best, how long they can hold concentration, and when they have access to a space to revise without disruption. Then divide the available time into one hour blocks and try to follow the structure recommended in the Silverdale Parent Guide to Intelligent Revision. You can download this revision template as a starting point.

One key aspect is prioritising topics within each subject and making sure every time your child sits down to revise that they have thought intelligently about which topic and how they plan to revise before they start.

How do you enable students to experience and practise past exam questions? 

This will be covered in several ways. Indication of revision materials that include past questions is offered in the subject revision videos on this page. Additional resources will be accessed in lessons and in revision specific lessons leading up to the exams. Teachers regularly use exemplar answers but please ask your child to ask their teacher if they want a model of a specific topic or question.

How can I support my child with techniques that they are learning at school? 

Please read through the Silverdale Parent Guide to Intelligent Revision. This contains a suggested approach to revision.

Will you be doing timed activities to help students with time management during exams? 

This will be done repeatedly in lessons, and we are conducting additional timed (mock style) assessments leading up to the exams. This is also something that can be practised at home. Using a stopwatch and a short answer question try to answer similar questions more quickly over time, marking down how long each took. Picking up the marks more quickly in shorter answer questions can often free up more time for longer questions that have the potential for higher marks. Practice is important especially as there are a lot of exams and you require strong hand muscles, so regular timed tasks that mirror the exam will be a very good use of revision time.

How can I help my child with their time management generally? 

The following videos provide additional time management tips:

How can I help my child to get better quality sleep? 

The following videos provide information on improving the quality of sleep:

Are all teachers aware of any special arrangements (such as extra time) my child has been granted for exams? 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and exam access information is available to teachers on our secure school systems.

Is it true that students still have to revise everything, because anything might be indirectly assessed? 

This is largely true. It is important that students learn the breadth of the course and make links between knowledge to help access the highest grades. It may also help them in their post-16 studies. There have been specific changes to what students they will be examined on for each subject, and this is detailed in the subject presentations and is being relayed carefully to students in lessons.

When will students receive the new guidance for each curriculum subject? 

All students are already being provided with this information in lessons. Specific details are also on the subject videos on this page. In addition, many subjects are providing handouts or information on Google Classroom.

What areas of each subject have been omitted from the exam papers? 

These details are being given to students in lessons as well as being detailed on the subject videos. If this is not clear or seems unavailable please contact your child’s teacher by email in the first instance.

If you have suggestions about how we can improve this revision resource, or if you still have questions, please let us know by clicking the button below and completing the online form: