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Parent and Carers Guide: Revising for the English GCSEs

posted 26 Jan 2018, 04:12 by Nat Admin

Attached is a parents/carers guide to supporting their students with GCSE English revision.

Supporting with History Revision - Handout

posted 23 Jan 2018, 01:42 by Nat Admin

GCSE Maths - Need to Know Formulae

posted 6 Mar 2017, 00:57 by Nat Admin

English Revision Strategies

posted 2 Mar 2017, 23:04 by Nat Admin

You can find some useful strategies for English revision in the PDF at the bottom of this page.

Extra support at school

After school: Wednesday – E6 with Mrs Walsh; Thursday – E5 with Miss Snow; other days – by prior arrangement with individual class teachers.

Easter holiday revision workshops: Thursday 20th April – 10.00 – 15.00. 

If you have any questions please contact Mrs Walsh mwalsh@rydeacademy.org

Revision Sessions - Lunch time and After School 2017

posted 30 Jan 2017, 23:06 by Nat Admin

Please open the PDF for a list of all the lunchtime and after school revision sessions available. You can also get copies from your tutor, Miss Tharle and our main reception.

GCSE English Revision sessions - After school

posted 12 Jan 2017, 01:10 by Nat Admin   [ updated 12 Jan 2017, 01:11 ]

Mrs Walsh: E6 - Paper One


Ms Snow: E5 - Paper Two


25 January: Q2

26 January: Q2

1 February: Q3

2 February: Q3

8 February (no session)

9 February: Q4

15 February: Q4

16 February (no session – Y11 Parents’ Evening )

1.March: Q5

2 March: Q5

8 March: Q5

9 March: Q5

(Literature revisions will be organised after these dates)

GCSE Maths Revision sessions

posted 10 Jan 2017, 03:48 by Nat Admin

Winter TermWeek commencingThemeMonday - HigherMonday - FoundationTuesday - HigherTuesday - Foundation
17Mon 16 JanNumberBounds/accuracy/intervalsRounding/estimatingEvaluating indices/reciprocals/BIDMASBIDMAS/Powers/Roots
18Mon 23 JanNumberFactors/multiples/surdsFactors/multiples/conversionStandard form/Law of indicesStandard form
19Mon 30 JanAlgebraWriting/substituting/rearranging formulaSimplifying expressionsExpanding and factorising/Difference of two squares/surdsExpanding and factorising
20Mon 6 FebAlgebraSolving quadratics/Completing the squareSolving linearMaking the subject (SUVAT)Making the subject
21Mon 13 FebAlgebraSimultaneous equations/graphicallySimultaneous equationsInequalitiesInequalities - mapping/solving
Half term
22Mon 27 FebGeometrySequencesSequencesGraphing - quadratics/circles/linear/cubeGraphing - linear/plotting midpoints
23Mon 6 MarchGeometryGraphing - trig/exponentialGraphing - gradient of a line/length of linesSolving iterative equations?Ordering/converting Fractions/Decimals/Percentages
24Mon 13 MarchRatio and ProportionRecurring decimals/ compound interest/%change% change/data/worded questionsRatio and proportion/Best buy/Direct/Indirect/speed and densityRatio and proportion/Best buy
25Mon 20 MarchGeometryPolygons/angles/parallel lines/problem solvingPolygons/angles/ parallel linesSectors/Chords/Circle theoremsPerimeter/area/circle
26Mon 27 MarchGeometryPythagoras/word problems/coordinatesPythagoras/length of linesTrignometryTrignometry
27Mon 3 AprilGeometrySin/Cos ruleMixed Pythagoras/TrigLoci and bearings/CongruencyTransformations/congruency
Easter Holiday
28Mon 24 AprilProblem solvingProofConvinceQuality of written communicationsQuality of written communications
29Mon 1 MayStatisticsAverages and rangeAverages and rangeCumulative frequency, box plots and histogramsPlotting and interpretting graphs/tally charts
30Mon 8 MayStatisticsProbabilityProbabilityUsing the formula sheet/shapesUsing the formula sheet/shapes
31Mon 15 MayPractise paperPractise paperPractise paperPractise paperPractise paper
32Mon 22 MayDirected revisionP1 25th MayDirected revisionDirected revisionDirected revision
Half term
33Mon 5 JuneP2 8th JuneRevisionRevisionRevisionRevision
34Mon 12 JuneP3 13th June

Support from the Exam Boards

posted 17 Apr 2016, 23:20 by Nat Admin

You can get information, including past papers and exam guidance from the following Exam Boards. Please visit their websites to find out more. 

Revision Websites and Apps

posted 17 Dec 2015, 02:18 by Nat Admin   [ updated 5 Mar 2017, 22:29 ]

There are a whole host of revision websites that you may find useful in the run up to exams. We have highlighted some below;

Computer ScienceCode Academy www.codeacademy.comGmail Log in Gmail log in
ICTBBC Bytesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zqmtsbk
Google DocsGmail Log in Gmail Log in
Teach ICthttp://teach-ict.com/
GeographyBBC Bitesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/
GCSE Podhttps://members.gcsepod.com/shared/podcasts#6003/6016/7379as set by studentsas set by students
Google DocsGmail Log in Gmail Log in
revision worldhttp://revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/geography
learn on the internethttp://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/gcse/revision_step1.html#aqaa
Diagnostic Questionswww.diagnosticquestions.com

PiXLhttp://mathsapp.pixl.org.uk/RD3251Surname then initialstudents set own
languagesBBC Bitesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/
vocab expresswww.vocabexpressUKRYDHstudent's usernamestudent's password
dialectswww.dialectno needno needno need
GCSE aqawww.aqano needno need
DT FoodGCSEAqahttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/foodtech/
DT Resistant
https://classroom.google.com/hn/aSchool Gmail LoginAsk Mr Dallimore
for invite / class code
www.technologystudent.comThe exam theme is usually discussed in detail on this website within days of it being released. Past exam themes are also there.
Wood Databasehttp://www.wood-database.com/n/an/an/a
DT on the webhttp://www.design-technology.info/home.htmn/an/an/a
AQA Past Papershttp://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemesAll past papers and mark schemes also
on Google Classroom.
Other subjects available too.
DT Websitehttp://www.design-technology.org/n/an/an/a
Materials Databasehttp://www.matweb.com/n/an/an/a
Google Sketchuphttp://www.sketchup.com/n/an/an/a
2D Designused in schooln/an/an/a
ScienceBBC bitesizehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv
Simulations https://phet.colorado.edu/
HealthPast Papershttp://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-health-and-social-care-single-double-award-j406-j412-from-2012All exam papers and mark schemes
English LangBBC bitesizehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zr9d7ty
English LitBBC bitesizehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/
Psychology AS & A LevelLoopahttps://www.loopa.co.uk/aqa-psychology-new-specification-revision/

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