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  Welcome to
   Chichester
 High School for
      Boys
Preparing for GCSE
  examinations
      2010
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What are we
   doing to
support your
    son’s
  learning?

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The overall conclusions of these studies involving more than 360,000
students are as follows:
•There is a positive relationship between the use of SAM Learning and
exam/test results.
•The greatest impact occurs when students experience 10 or more task
hours using SAM Learning.
•As well as a national report published each year we provide LA
partners with a Mini Impact Report which reports value added
outcomes in core subjects at Key Stage 3 and 4.
                 How to use SAM learning
                 Centre ID:PO19CH
                 User ID: DOB + initials eg 010185AB
                 Password is initially the user ID
"We bought SAM Learning 6 days before our 2005 cohort left for study
leave. They were a less able year group than the group in 2004, but did
better. I analysed the students' results and compared them with their
estimated grades in April. Students who used SAM Learning for more
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                 Jean King, Assistant Headteacher, John Port School, Derby
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   Departments will be using before and after school
   sessions to develop examination skills and in some
     cases ensure that coursework is above target.

           Holiday Revision Sessions
   Teachers have kindly offered to support your son in
   the Easter, Whitsun. Please try to keep these times
           free to support your son’s big push!

                       Moodle

The school moodle or VLE can often provide you with a
simple answer. We are working to get all homework on
here. It also has sections for each subject with access to   “Learning together”
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               Revision Guide
  A revision guide for each student. This will be
  reissued before the Summer examinations. It
  provides a conversation piece before mocks.


            Immediate contact
We are using i-behave to contact parents via e-mail
 or text. Please ensure that we have your contact
                      details.


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Tackling Revision and
 supporting your son



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    Helping him to revise                                   CHSB

1. Teenagers tend to be ‘all or nothing’ ‘love it or
   hate it’ so focus on what is going well. They
   will feel demotivated or overwhelmed
2. 100% dedication probably isn’t going to
   happen so be will be compromise at 80/20
3. Agree a work/life balance- put the emphasis
   on him, let him feel he deserves or feels guilty
4. Be an active listener and questioner
5. Don’t pressurise, no matter how tempting!
6. Don’t compare him to siblings or relatives
7. Be on his side
8. Reward, this is not bribery! They don’t have to
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  Stop it getting BORING
by matching revising to your learning style

You can identify this by using
Masteritfaster at www.masteritfaster.com




Your son will learn in one of three styles

                      Visual
                    Auditory
               Kinaesthetic (active)
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              Visual
•Instructions written down
•Like to write things out that they have to
learn.
•Usually neat and well organised files
•Colour is key to their learning
•Flashcards
•Maps, diagram, signs, symbols
•Mind mapping
•Formal Setting, well organized desk



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           Auditory
•Respond to sound
•Usually talkative, like to discuss
•Remember what they hear
•Good listening skills
•Work best by listening and talking
•Tape recorder- useful for writing
notes/facts
•Benefit from talking work through with
friends
•Talk to themselves, read out loud
•Like to be asked questions
•Revision CD Roms which include questions
and answers are very helpful

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              Active
•Do not like sitting still too long
•Won’t read written instructions
•Doers
•Need to be physically involved
•Sprawled on floor surrounded by books,
drinks and snacks
•Prefer subject with a practical element
•Like to work in same room with other people
•Work for short time periods
•Activity incorporated into learning
•Interactive computer programmes
•Making learning fun makes it more effective


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    Looking at the revision                                    CHSB

           session
Keys to success
•30 minutes sessions
•Complete the session with an active recap
Look at ‘Chunking’ information using the magic 7
principle
George Miller, The Psychological Review, 1956 states
"Since the memory span is a fixed number of chunks,
  we can increase the number of bits of information
 that it contains by building larger and larger chunks,
    each chunk containing more information than
                         before.“
 Therefore revision must be a long term project. Not      “Learning together”
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   Getting help with mind                                     CHSB


            maps
  http://www.imindmap.com/

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/
  maps/index.shtml

         Getting the brain warmed up
Part of the brain warm is part of any quality revision
   session. The following sites will help with a 5
     minute focus getting the blood circulating
    http://www.lumosity.com/
   http://www.bbc.co.uk/brainboxchallenge/
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Planning a Revision
    Timetable



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               mindmap




Subjects   Maths   English   Science




Topics




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 Week Starting         Morning            Afternoon             Evening
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  / /2009          Subjects / Topics   Subjects / Topics    Subjects / Topics      Breaks / Treats

   Monday


   Tuesday

  Wednesday

   Thursday

    Friday
   Saturday                                   (off)

    Sunday




Day:                                                       Date:     /     /2009
Morning Revision Session 1
Break
Morning Revision Session 2
Lunch
Afternoon Revision Session 1
Break
Afternoon Revision Session 2
Dinner
Evening Revision Session 1
Break
Evening Revision Session 2
Tactics for today                                           Treats / Rewards

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    Examination Board                                  CHSB


        websites
  These are great for exam papers and mark
                   schemes
               www.aqa.org.uk
             www.edexcel.org.uk
               www.ocr.org.uk
               www.wjec.co.uk
Parental involvement in a child’s education can
mean the difference between an A* and ‘also-
                 ran’ at GCSE
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   This link will allow you to access
      public examination details.
   It might let you be ahead of the
                game.....
http://www.modernisationonline.com/compkeydates/




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The BIGGEST 2 issues
      in Year 10
•School work can not be done
    between 9am- 3.15pm

•That once work starts to pile
up, the pressure increases....
  Get it done, no excuses!
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   Dates for your diary                       CHSB



     Thursday 11th November 2010
  Science GCSE modular examinations

     Monday 15th November 2010
Mathematics GCSE modular examinations

Monday 6th – Friday 17th December 2010
     Year 10 Mock examinations



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