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Examinations

To support our vision of educating excellence and to ensure that all our students achieve their absolute best in public examinations at KS4 and beyond, we are committed to ensuring that all our students are as well prepared as they can be for assessments.

Public examinations, whether for GCSE, A Level or BTEC qualifications, can be very stressful, and we know that practice, rather than avoidance, is the key to success.

The Year 11 mock examination timetable for January 2021 can be downloaded here.

If you have any specific queries regarding examinations at Thornhill Community Academy, please contact our Examinations Officer James MacFaul on James.MacFaul@sharemat.co.uk

Requests for leave during exam time

During Year 10 and 11, students will undertake controlled assessments and mock exams throughout the school year.  External exams are timetabled on dates set by the exam boards and cannot be changed.  Students cannot arrange to sit exams on different days.  For this reason, we stress that holidays/trips must not be booked during term time and any requests for such absences will not be authorised.

The following websites contain advice on how to cope with the stress of exams and offer help in planning revision.

NHS: Coping with exam stress www.nhs.uk

Childline: Exam stress www.childline.org.uk

Links to Exam Board websites

AQA

English Literature, Science, Art, Textiles, Design & Technology Subjects, Urdu, History, French, Spanish

Pearson Edexcel

Maths, Religious Studies, BTEC Subjects

OCR

Creative iMedia Cambridge National, Computer Science, Geography

WJEC

English Language, Hospitality and Catering

Please find below JCQ Exam Warning Notices to students.

Revision help

Examinations can be a stressful time for many students. To help our students be prepared, we have gathered together a range of revision sources and top tips.

Year 11 Subjects, Topics and Skills to Revise

How do I revise? Keep calm and click here for a guide.

Exam Revision – 10 Top Tips from Ms Matthews

We've gathered the best revision websites to help students prepare for GCSE’s.

Maths

www.mymaths.co.uk

www.JustMaths.co.uk

English

https://www.gcsepod.com/

http://www.sparknotes.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z98jmp3

Science

https://www.my-gcsescience.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4a-Gbdw7vOaccHmFo40b9g

http://freesciencelessons.co.uk/

https://www.gcsepod.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education

Use the links below to download files for the AQA GCSE Required Science Practicals.  Each file will provide you with a series of links to YouTube videos.

Biology
Chemistry
Physics

Technology

www.technologystudent.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/resistantmaterials

www.mr-dt.com

www.design-technology.org

Languages

Revise your French for GCSE Using the Internet

Radio app on phones – plenty of French and Spanish radio stations!

http://quizlet.com/your-sets

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/

http://www.linguascope.com/

http://www.realfrench.net/grammar/games.phpfunction=choose_single&ex=1

http://www.wordreference.com/

http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/

http://lingolia.com

www.vocabexpress.com

Jang.com (Urdu)

Geography

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/

P.E

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/qualification-search/ncfe-level-2-certificate-in-health-and-fitness-4435.aspx

www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/znyb4wx

www.Pe4learning.com

www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/znyb4wx

http://www.slideshare.net/mytonpe/gcse-pe-revision-booklet