2. Mr Pearson
• Exam Information, revision and supporting your child.
Head of year and tutor team information.
KS4 core subject leads
• Information and top tips from English, maths and science
• Sixth form information
Careers and aspirations
3. •Students achieving 4+ in English
& Maths: 72%
•Students achieving 5+ in English
& Maths: 48%
•Students achieving 5+ in English: 69%
•Students achieving 5+ Math's: 54%
GCSE Results headlines
4. What does this mean for our current year 11?
• Results dropped 2019 levels and will remain roughly there.
• No allowance or adaptations to exams due to COVID impact.
• Target grades are within reach, although the top grade boundaries
were higher this year
• Those who worked hard got what they deserved (at all levels of
• Attended after school intervention
• Good revision techniques – practice and learn from mock exams
• Sustained effort throughout the year
• Managed their coursework deadlines well
• Listened to our advice
• Knew what they needed for their next stage in their education
7. How are students assessed in year 11?
Use of DPR system
PPE (pre public examinations)
• Marked and fed back to students (percentage score of
• DAG (grade 1 to 9)
Attitude to learning scores (1 to 4)
• Lesson contribution. Independent study. Response to
8. Important dates for year 11
PPE1 (all subjects) Wednesday 20th November
PPE2 (core only) Monday 26th of February
Year 11 parents evening 18th January 2023
Year 11 prom 26th June 2023
9. Date Start
Level Year Group Location(s)
Wed 23 Nov 08:45 01:45 Science: Physics Physics Exam Paper 1 GCSE 11
110 - Hall
132 - Gym
Wed 23 Nov 11:05 01:30 Computer Science
Paper 1 - Computer
Wed 23 Nov 13:30 01:15 Business GCSE Business - Paper 1 GCSE 11 Hall
Wed 23 Nov 13:30 01:30 Media Studies
Component 1 - Exploring
End of school day
Thu 24 Nov 08:45 01:45 English Language
English Lang - Paper 1 -
Writers' Viewpoint & Pers
110 - Hall
133 - Gym
Thu 24 Nov 11:05 01:15 Economics Economics - Paper 1 GCSE 11
Thu 24 Nov 11:05 01:00 Drama
Drama: Performance and
Thu 24 Nov 13:30 01:00 Economics GCE Economics - Paper 1 GCE 13 Gym
Thu 24 Nov 13:30 01:45 Geography
Component 1 -
GCSE 11 110 - Hall
64 - Gym
End of school day
Example PPE timetable
This is an example of
the PPE’s and their
There will be exams at
the following times of
10. Student PPE timetable
Students will receive a
timetable for each of
their exams for the
This will be emailed
out to students and
parents in advance of
11. Attendance and punctuality
100% = 0.23 of a grade above expected in each subject
96% = 0.15 of a grade above expected in each subject
Less than 90% = 0.93 of a grade below expected in each
0 lates = average of 0.49 above expected in each subject
10 lates+ = average of 0.45 below expected in each
•93% attendance will give a student a 73% chance of
achieving their GCSE target grades.
•Below 90% attendance will give students only a 27%
chance of achieving their GCSE target grades.
•If attendance improves by 1%, attainment improves by 5-
12. • Normal high standard of teaching and support where needed in the classroom.
• Emphasis on low stakes retrieval testing at start of lessons to identify learning gaps.
• New lesson structures to enable the use of DPR feedback and one to one support.
• Timetabled subject intervention opportunities.
• Coursework support leading up to fixed deadlines
• Study spaces and study hall set up on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school.
• Revision guidance documents to be shared in advance of mock exams.
• Form time intervention (targeted intervention or revision time)
• Careers and next steps guidance during form time
• Use of new technologies such as MS Teams and online learning platforms to
support independent study and access to resources
What regular support is on offer during year 11?
14. Importance of revision and making it stick
The graph shown here is called "The
Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve".
It indicates the rate at which human
beings forget new information.
As you can see, we forget almost 70% of
what we learn within 24 hours.
Even in the first 1 hour, you’ll forget more
than half of what you've learned,
probably, although we all have different
rates of retention.
15. One hour of form
time is assigned
226 days 32 weeks 110 school days
16. •List all the subjects that you need to do revision for.
•Now rank them in order, with the first being the subject in
which you need to do the most revision.
• Look at your last report (year 10PC3). Think about your target
grades and current attainment to work this out. Discuss with
teachers if you need to.
Revision timetables-getting started
17. Subjects to revise for:
Rank order (most revision needed)
5th. Business Studies
Ranking subjects for revision
18. Revision timetables-Creating the timetable
• Colour-code subjects so that your timetable is easy to read and you can
glance at it quickly and know what you’re doing.
• Make sure you put sessions in that allow you to relax and unwind. Try to
find time to see friends and family and do the things that you enjoy.
• Be realistic! For example: Don’t plan to revise maths for 12 hours solid on
a Saturday, because it won’t happen and you won’t benefit from it. Break
the day up into manageable pieces and do spend hours trying to do the
same thing – it won’t help you.
• Have your revision timetable somewhere where you will see it everyday,
so it acts as a reminder of what you need to do.
• Put a copy on your phone or set alarms/reminders that will help you stick
to your plan.
21. What can parents do-making it stick
1. Check that your child has the tools for the job –
revision guides, books, coloured pens, past exam
2. Be a revision partner – test them on flash cards,
time them doing an exam question, get them to
explain topics to you.
3. Motivate and encourage. Are they spending enough
time revising? Are they taking rest breaks? Plenty of
food, drink, exercise and sleep!
4. Understand the stress and keep them positive!
Make sure there’s somewhere quiet where they can
27. Issues/ Support being put in to place for
• Pupils stressing that they will not get the grades they want.
• We have a range of intervention classes in place.
• Wednesday/Thursday after school compulsory catch up classes.
• Pastoral team
• Lates/attendance- as of Friday 22nd September-
• Prom/Leavers day/
• Silly Behaviour ( break time and disruption of lessons)
• Removal from the lesson/loss of break and lunch times ( please
28. If you do not do the right thing…
• Last year …..pupils were not allowed to prom
• Last year ……. pupils were not allowed to leavers day
• ….. students had to sit their exam at another school
or had to be escorted in to their exam and then
straight off site.
• …….were not allowed in for revision sessions
33. Concerns or questions
• First port of call is the form tutor.
• Any safeguarding concerns go to Miss Bolashodun.
• Any detentions or subject questions go to the class teacher or HOD.
• Any severe incidents go to Mrs Reid.
• If you would like your son/ daughter to drop a subject, you will need
to discuss this with the HOD and they will fill in a form.
34. Tutor time
• Most forms will be getting at least an hour of revision time per week.
• We will be teaching the students how to revise over the next few
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
straight to L2.
Pupil catch up
or Pupil catch
35. Wellbeing and strategies for stress
• ‘Switching off’ time
• Healthy diet
• Being prepared
• Being in school
36. Being in school
• One study showed that
absence from class was
highly significant in
lowering the grade of a
student. 10 absences in
a given term would
lower a grade by 0.6,
which would be the
difference between a 4
and a 5. (Shiming, 2009)
39. Links for home
• Home - Kooth –chat to qualified people online if you are feeling down/
• Childline | Childline – useful videos and has a number you can call to talk to
• Essex EWMHS (@ewmhs_nhs) • Instagram photos and videos- you can talk
to someone on Instagram from 9am-5pm
• meditation music - YouTube – meditation music can be calming.
• Meditation for Teenagers Stress & Anxiety - Guided Meditation for Teens -
YouTube – there’s lots of videos on YouTube that guide you through