Year 9 Pre Public Examinations (PPE's) 11th-14th December

Dear parents/carers

Year 9 students will be sitting Christmas Pre Public Examinations (PPE’s or mocks) in all their subjects during the week beginning 11th December. These exams will take place in the drama hall to mimic real GCSE exams and give students an opportunity to experience the exams process.

Teachers will be informing students of the topics they need to focus their revision on. Please encourage your child(ren) to speak to their teachers and ask them which topics they need to focus on if they are not sure.

We are aware that all students revise differently, here are websites with great advice. I loved mindmaps and flash cards when I was sitting my exams.

 https://www.goconqr.com/en/examtime/guide/gcse-revision-tips/  https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/interactive_tips_exam  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/helping_with_exams/  http://www.learningscientists.org/blog?category=For+Parents

Some useful websites that students can use to help with revision:  https://quizlet.com – Flash cards, games and learning tools  https://www.memrise.com – Scientifically proven to help with key words and their definitions  https://www.gcsepod.com/ – Short video pods on key exam topics  http://www.bbc.co.uk/education – BBC Bitesize – information, videos and quizzes  https://www.tassomai.com/login – Science revision  https://bubbl.us/ – Online mindmaps

The time table for the exams is below:
Year 9 Mocks 11th – 15th December 2017

9c1 9c2
Monday 11th December
Period 1 GCSE A Art Drama Computing Period 2 GCSE B French Statistics Period 3 GCSE C Geography History Period 4 Period 5 GCSE A GCSE A
Tuesday 12th December
Period 1 Period 2 English English Period 3 Period 4 Period 5 GCSE B GCSE B
Wednesday 13th December
Period 1 Science Maths Period 2 Period 3 RE iMedia Period 4 Period 5 Maths Science
Thursday 14th December
Period 1 GCSE C GCSE C Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Period 5

If you have questions or queries then please email reception@cranbrookeducationcampus.org.uk

Regards

Mr S Farmer