Parent Survey 2018

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We are seeking the views of ALL parents in our April 2018 Survey.  Your views are important and will play a crucial role in helping us to move our school forward.  On average the survey takes just over three and a half minutes to complete.

Many thanks in advance for your contributions.

Please CLICK HERE to to access the survey.

Mr Brogan
Deputy Headteacher

The Top 3 Revision Tips

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If you’re determined to get the best grades possible when you open your GCSE results in August, you may be searching for better ways to revise for your exams to make sure you get there.  Nothing beats hard-work, especially when it comes to studying, but there are ways you can guide your brain to remember information easier which supports your ability to learn.

 

1. Create a Revision Timetable

Building a revision timetable can add structure to your revision and help you identify which GCSE subjects you need to prioritise to get better marks.  Creating a revision timetable is a great way to organise your study time, plus it also helps boost your motivation to revise for your exams.

Download a copy of a blank revision timetable HERE.

 

2. Take Regular Study Breaks

Do you feel stressed, tired and that no new information is entering your head?  There is no point forcing yourself to study for hours upon hours as this will not result in a positive outcome.  Taking regular study breaks and exercising is proven to engaging your brain in studying and improve your exam performance in the long-run.  So…… exercise in-between revising and especially before the exam.

 

3. Practice, Practice, Practice

One of the biggest recommendations that past GCSE students recommend is to do as many GCSE past papers as you can.  Practising past papers will help you get familiar with the exam format, question style, time pressure and overall improve your ability to retrieve information quicker.

 

Good Luck with your revision – Remember: Hard Work, works!

Mr Parr

GCSE Results

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On Thursday 24 August the Class of 2017 collected their GCSE exam results in the presence of their parents and teachers. It was a wonderful morning and it was great to be able to witness the celebrations that morning.

Our students and teaching staff had cause to celebrate with 71% of our students achieving a Grade 4 (the equivalent of an old C grade) or higher in GCSE Maths and English.

Our results are improving year on year with 13 of the new top grade 9’s being awarded to our students and 53% gaining a Grade 5 or higher in GCSE Maths and English.

We are pleased with the significant improvement in our results in a year of great volatility in the examinations system. Congratulations to the class of 2017 and we wish them every success in the future.

Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy