Mr Bonham-Carter writes:
Year 11 are working hard and rising to the challenges of the GCSE year. As always, the small details are what matters. Students will succeed if they can continue to be:
Students should treat the next month as a dress rehearsal for next summer. It’s crucial that students organise their time around revising. In assembly we have been listening to a Year 12 discussing their successful revision strategies. Key ideas were:
- Make a list of the main topics you will be tested on
- Be honest with yourself about the topics that you need to focus on (there’s no point just revising things you are already good at!)
- Break up your revision into chunks and timetable when you will revise them. A couple of hours a day during the week is about right. More at the weekend.
- Put your phone in another room!
- Attend all possible school revision sessions
- Practise under timed conditions and keep identifying areas where you need to revise more
- Stay healthy – eat properly, drink water and get enough sleep
- Keep up with your school-work
Key Stage 4 Blog
Please look on the KS4 APS Blog for regular updates of revision strategies and subject topic breakdowns.
It’s not all exams though and Year 11 are still playing a full part in school life. Year 11 students have recently enjoyed successful trips to Germany and Pompeii, the football team is doing brilliantly, Year 11 are heavily involved in the school play and a group of 25 monitors are helping Year 7 students settle in.
NCS The Challenge Summer 2019
We had a presentation from The National Citizen Service regarding The Challenge. This is a fantastic Government subsidised opportunity for 15-17 year olds to spend time away from home in an exciting environment over the summer. As well as developing key personal skills, the students will work in groups to develop and manage projects. It’s an amazing opportunity and highly recommended by previous students. In the past up to 50 APS students per year have taken part – don’t miss out!
You can read all about The Challenge on their website here: https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/