KS4 Revision

Effective revision supports and consolidates the work students do in their lessons at school. It’s never too early- or too late- to start! Use this revision timetable to plan your revision effectively.

Useful Links for Revision Support 

The run up to exams can be challenging and helping students to look after themselves during their exams is very important. This advice from the mental health charity, Mind may be helpful.

BBC Bitesize Revision Support has a variety of practical hints and tips about how to revise. There is also subject specific revision

Click here for a Student Revision Guide

The Learning Scientists  have advice on effective revision strategies, based on the science of how we learn. They cover six key strategies for effective learning, looking at from how to structure your revision (spacing and interleaving) to how to make sure that it sticks (dual coding). There are blogs for students and parents, as well as downloadable materials to support effective revision. 

How to revise: a PowerPoint of revision strategies and techniques.

Using Seneca to Support Revision

Seneca is a free online revision platform. It presents subject content, organised by a helpful checklist, and uses self-marking questions to check your understanding as you go. It is based on the evidence from research into what makes effective revision, working on the principle that a sequence of revision and testing helps students to retain what they’ve learnt.

Students and parents can set up accounts and then create personalised online dashboards for the courses that they study. (Guide to setting up an account and adding courses to your dashboard.) 

The content and structure of courses does vary by exam board so please check which one you’re doing on our curriculum page. Your personalised exam timetable will also show the courses you’re doing, at what tier (Science, Maths, French and Spanish only) and with which exam boards.

To complement the Seneca revision materials, students have been given a booklet of revision checklists which match the online course content. Student can tick off the topics as they revise them. It also helps you to support them as you can see what needs to be covered in different subjects.

The subject checklists are also available on the links below:

Subject Downloads
Science (Triple)
Science (Trilogy)
Modern Foreign Languages
Business Studies
Computer Science
Food Preparation & Nutrition
Media Studies
Physical Education
Religious Studies

Students benefit from an education which enables them to move on to further success when they leave.

Ofsted 2018

The strengthening of care and support has had a positive impact on most pupils. It was clearly visible when inspectors met pupils during the inspection. They demonstrated confidence as learners, and typically enjoyed positive interactions with one another and adults.

Ofsted 2018

Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is effective.

Ofsted 2018

Students make good progress because of the typically strong standard of teaching.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders’ plans to support the pastoral transition of pupils from primary school are thorough. Year 7 pupils with whom Inspectors spoke were positive about the school.

Ofsted 2018