Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWhat a brilliant night last night at the Spring Concert.Thanks to all the performers and also Mrs B, Ms N and the VOYS for all their support in making this happen. https://t.co/E7y5AWnhk81 hour ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWednesday brings another bronze Dofe evening walk, what a laugh! The students had a great time & did really well with nav work! Osmotherly has seen us 3 times this week & the students have been ace! Excellent work all - proud of you! 3 weekends & it will be the practice exped πŸ‘ https://t.co/j40VOxvCUU11 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademySophie, Kelly and Lara have been hard at work making the biggest Fibonacci spiral they possibly could! Keep up the brilliant work girls! https://t.co/tuQ6ssfZOx17 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyReminder! Our school spring concert is tomorrow evening (Wednesday) from 7pm in the main hall! £2.50 adults and £1.50 child! Be great to see you there for a fantastic evening! 🎁1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyCracking evening on another Bronze Dofe evening walk! This time in Osmotherly! Lovely students and despite the weather the students were enthusiastic and motivated to complete the 10km route. Always showing their best which is great to see. Very proud of our students!! πŸ‘ https://t.co/TapvLMSVUX1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyA superb evening walk with some of the year 10 students tonight - nav skills coming on well πŸ‘ scorcher of an evening to enjoy outside! Really was impressed with the groups team work together! A great way to end the day - roll on next week for next evening walk! https://t.co/bjkU2tPA226 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyLooking forward to seeing everyone at our Year 7 parents evening which will take place later today from 4-7pm.1 week ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyYear 10 boys played their final game of the season against Manor last night at home for the top spot. It ended up 2-0 to Manor but what a great evening of football. Weve finished 2nd by 2pts but very proud of the lads. Big thanks to Mr Metcalfe their manger for all his hard work!1 week ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyDofe Bronze evening Walk - 16th April and the suns shinning. Small group due to boys playing football match at school but what a lovely evening. Mrs Ward and Mr Rampling really were impressed with the students. Lovely evening to be in Bylands Abbey prepping for their expeditions! https://t.co/FzpDnKNbMZ1 week ago
Vale of York Academy
Vale of York Academy
Barlby High School
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary
Vale of York Academy
Vale of York Academy
Barlby High School
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary

VALE OF YORK ACADEMY IS PART OF

GCSE Revision

Preparing for exams

At Vale of York Academy we recognise that exams are a stressful but very important time. We believe by following some simple rules anyone can be successful in their exams

“Failing to plan is planning to fail”
Allen Lakein

In simple terms students need to:

  • Plan their time
  • Create a suitable place to work
  • Plan WHAT to learn
  • Plan HOW they will learn
  • Make sure they build time for rest into their exam planners and revision timetables
Planning time and useful hints

We ensure that all Year 11 students have the tools they need to succeed with revision through our Year 11 revision skills day, β€˜walking, talking mocks’ and our weekly exam preparation sessions that are built into the Year 11 tutor programme. Useful hints include:

  • When creating a revision timetable the key is to be honest and realistic. Build in time to rest, in addition to mapping out the time that will be spent on subject content.
  • Start early. Revision is reinforcing old knowledge, not learning anything new.
  • Throughout your time at Vale of York get into best practise. Do homework at set times, met all deadlines.
  • Plan from your exams and work backwards, build in birthdays etc. Be realistic.
  • Somewhere to work – ensure that you have a quiet, calm place to work. If you struggle with this at home, see your Head of Year for help and support.
  • Everyone needs a flat surface. Beds just do not work!
  • Good lighting. You need to be able to see!
  • Start early – all homework needs to be completed in these conditions. Get into best routines.
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Plan what you will learn
  • There is no point revising what you already know really well and can apply. Work out what you need to know, and what you don’t know. This is what you must concentrate on.
  • Test yourself to establish how well you know something. Traffic light it:
  • Green – I know it and can apply it
  • Amber – I mostly know it but struggles to explain it
  • Red – No-idea!
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Plan how you will learn

Everyone learns in different ways, some of the following everyone MUST do but some suit only some people and subjects. Try different methods but remember you need to learn a topic but then you really want to be able to explain and teach it.

  • Making notes and summarising
  • Flash cards
  • Mindmaps
  • Quizzes
  • Past exam papers
  • Testing yourself with your friends

We are very proud of the academic achievement and believe this is in no small part to teaching students how to learn and work independently.


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Further information

Should you have an urgent question, please contact Mr B Anderson – Pastoral Leader Year 11.

Useful websites that support learning are: GCSE Bitesize; Get revising; mymaths; s-cool; Linguascope; pinpoint learning; Justmaths online registering and engaging with these sites will ensure you can practise the skills learnt in lessons.

Using The student room revision planner will help you to map out your studies over the weeks ahead.

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