I hope you’ve all had a good week and that your exams have gone well. Next week is another big one of exams – it goes without saying that you need to have a complete focus on revision to ensure that you are prepared to do your very best. You’ve all heard the old maxim many times – proper preparation prevents poor performance. For Year 12 - please find attached your mock exam timetable. Year 12 mock exams start on Wednesday 4th July – so you have more than enough time to get ahead with your revision.
Just to be clear about registering for your exams:
Morning exams – you must be at the meeting point in the Common Room by 8.45am
Afternoon exams – you must be at the meeting point in the Common Room by 1.00pm.
The meeting point is by the BC6F exams noticeboard between the main entrance from the foyer and the staff room door. The exam schedule for next week is:
|Mon 11 Jun||09:00||OCR||H446/01||Comp Sci: Computer Systems Wrtn|
|Mon 11 Jun||09:00||OCR||H573/02||Rel Stud: Religion and Ethics Wtn|
|Mon 11 Jun||09:00||AQA||7692/1||Spanish ADV Pap 1 List Read & Writ|
|Mon 11 Jun||13:15||AQA||7132/2||Business ADV Paper 2|
|Mon 11 Jun||13:15||AQA||7402/2||Biology ADV Paper 2|
|Tue 12 Jun||13:15||AQA||7712/2B||English Literature A ADV P2 Opt B|
|Tue 12 Jun||13:15||OCR||H433/02||Chem B [Salters] : Sci Lit Chemistry Wtn|
|Wed 13 Jun||09:00||AQA||MPC3||GCE Mathematics Unit PC3|
|Wed 13 Jun||09:00||WJEC/GCE||A200U20-1||Sociology COMPONENT2 Methods Enquiry|
|Wed 13 Jun||13:15||OCR||Y106/01||Hist A: Eng 1485-1558: Early Tudor Wtn|
|Thu 14 Jun||09:00||AQA||7408/3/A||Physics ADV P3 Sections A & B Opt A|
|Thu 14 Jun||09:00||EDEXL/GCE||9PS0 03||Psychological Skills|
|Thu 14 Jun||09:00||AQA||ASC3||Applied Science Unit 3|
|Thu 14 Jun||09:00||AQA||7692/2||Spanish ADV Paper 2 Writing|
|Thu 14 Jun||13:15||EDEXL/GCE||9GE0 03||Geography Paper Three|
|Fri 15 Jun||09:00||OCR||H446/02||Comp Sci: Algorithms & Prgrming Wrtn|
|Fri 15 Jun||13:15||AQA||MPC4||GCE Mathematics Unit PC4|
|Fri 15 Jun||13:15||WJEC/GCE||A200U30-1||Sociology Component 3 Power & Strat|
Ten Tips for Maintaining Concentration
1. Prepare a revision timetable, and start each revision session on time.
2. Study in an area free from distractions and interruptions.
3. Work in a comfortable area – good light, fresh air, seating, etc.
4. Undertake demanding tasks when at your best; do more straightforward tasks at other times.
5. Actively engage with your revision rather than just reading passively (as mentioned above)
6. Complete each task within the time allocated.
7. Review each task for a few minutes before moving on to the next.
8. Don’t work for too long on any one task.
9. Mix up different kinds of activity.
10. Take frequent breaks. As a minimum, take a few deep breaths, stand up, flex your arms, have a brief walk about.
Want to be a teacher in the future?
If so then you must go to this one day conference for Y12 and Y13 students who think they may be interested in a career in teaching.
Supporting potential teachers of the future - Wednesday 4 July 2018, 9.30am - 3pm.
Registration is in the Atrium, The Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham.
· university life and what to expect
· auditing skills as a step to identifying targets for personal development
· exploring a career in education
Coming out of the day, you will have the opportunity to join a group that will have an ongoing relationship with the University of Nottingham ITE Partnership. This will include receiving termly newsletters through your undergraduate years and opportunities to gain experiences in partnership schools during your holidays. To book places at this event please use the below link to Eventbrite:
INSPIRE – R IS FOR RESILAINCE
Resilience is the ability to bounce back when things don’t go as planned. It can help you manage or even ward off conditions such as depression and anxiety, and improve your mental health overall. And if you have an existing mental health condition, being resilient can lessen its impact and help you recognise when you need support.
Resilience can also help offset factors that increase the risk of mental ill health, like lack of social support, being bullied or previous trauma.
Being resilient won't make your problems go away, but it can give you the ability to see past them, find enjoyment in life and better handle stress. Resilient people don’t dwell on failure. They acknowledge the situation, learn from their experiences, and then move forward.
Resilience isn’t a trait that you either have or don’t have. Like any skill, resilience can be developed, it just takes some practice. So if you aren't as resilient as you'd like to be, you can build on your existing skills to become more so. There are some simple things you can do that can make a big difference. For example, moderate exercise, maintaining a healthy diet, and getting plenty of good quality sleep and some ‘me time’ are great things to start with especially at this busy time of the college year.
Over the years, various formulas have proved successful on Britain’s Got Talent, from dogs (think Pudsey) to dance groups (Diversity) and patriotism. But Sunday night’s final threw another into the mix: disability. In the end, the top two spots went to disabled comedians: Robert White, who has Asperger’s, and the winner, Lost Voice Guy, who has cerebral palsy. It was powerful that White and LVG did not shy away from disability as part of their acts. LVG, who performed using an electronic voice box, relentlessly skewered perceptions of disability and the awkwardness that often surrounds non-disabled people’s interaction with it. As LVG joked: “People often ask me why I want to put myself in the position where everyone can stare and laugh at me. The truth is, it happens every day anyway. At least this time there’s a time and a place for it.” His act on Sunday night was genuinely funny and it felt as if he was embraced on equal terms. He certainly, form the little I saw, seemed a very worthy winner.
Talent show wins seems a trite measure of success for minorities, but the impact of popular culture and representation should not be underestimated. A winner such as LVG can go further in normalising disability and challenging society than any charity campaigns. In the words of LVG: “I hope you’ve had fun laughing at a disabled man. Goodbye.”
Have a good week – keep pushing yourselves.