Revision is a task which all students will need to do during their time at New Mills School. On this page you will find timetables of the extra revision sessions being currently offered in school alongside general revision advice. For specific revision advice in subject areas please see the relevant subject areas of the website and/or the relevant teachers.
Some materials to support GCSE studnets in their preparation for exams are available as links below. Students should be revising throught their courses and utilising all the support from school. The advice in the materials is extremely useful and even more support can be found on the weblinks at the bottom of this page. For more advice or support for revision please contact your tutor in the first instance.
- Y11 Parent Information Evening Leaflet - General Revision Techniques
- 25 Top Tips for Exams
- 10 Best GCSE Revision Tips
- Y11 Revision for Parents
Once exams begin, Y11 follow a modified timetable. When this year's timetable is published it will be available here.
Revision ideally happens for a short amount of time, but very frequently. If no revision of material is done, the recall of this material falls dramatically:
If, however, material is reviewed, recall improves
With each additional review, recall improves
Revision is also more effective is planned breaks are taken during revision sessions, rather than trying to complete one marathon session.
At New Mills School and Sixth Form, we encourage students to revise little and often, utilising techniques that suit them. For example:
Research into revision has shown that the most effective revision techniques are competing practise exams and marking them, as well as interleaving subjects (doing a different subject in each short session, rather than them all on the same subject).
For help coping with Exam stress, more advice can be found from the NHS:
Exam board websites – useful for past papers and mark schemes:
Make sure you know which board, subject and specification you are doing!