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Mock timetable October/November 2021
Week A 25TH  October 2021

Period 1 10 -10.15Period 2Period 312.15


Period 4Period 5Tutor
MONDAYMATHS, Paper 1, 90 minutes



Opt 1 & 2 French writing 60/75 minutes
TUESDAYOpt 1 & 2 French reading 45/60 minutesComb Sci P1 70 minutes

Biology 90 minutes

WEDNESDAYBreakMATHS, Paper 2, 90 minutes


LunchChemistry 90 minutes
THURSDAYComb Sci 70 minutes

Physics 90 minutes


English Literature 50 minutes


FRIDAYGeography P1

45 minutes

History P1

60 minutes

 Computer Science 90 minutes
Week B 1st November 2021
Period 1 10 -10.15Period 2Period 312.15


Period 4Period5Tutor
MONDAYGeography P2

45 minutes

History P2

60 minutes

English Language 60 minutes




We have detailed below lots of practical tips to help you with revision for your end of year exams, these tips will also be useful when preparing for any test or supporting you to consolidate your knowledge.

1. Make Cue Cards to summarise the content and then Read, Cover, Test.

Cue cards are a great way to break large text/information down into the key components and into smaller, manageable chunks. These can also be made online using a website like Quizlet.

Once you have made the Cue cards, it’s time to test yourself. Read them, cover them and then try to repeat them either verbally or by writing them down – whichever works best for you.

If you are unsure how to make Cue cards, ask your teacher for help and while you are asking – see if they have any Knowledge Organisers for the topics you need to revise.

2.Use the online resources to support your revision.

Click on the pictures to take you to the website. Please ask a teacher for your log in details if you have forgotten them.

3. Plan your time

No highlighters please! This isn’t a time for making a fancy timetable with glitter and sparkly bits! The aim of the plan is to put different subjects together on the same day. No brain can focus on a day of Maths! Split your subjects up and give yourself that time to forget, that way when you test yourself on that subject, you can see what you have learnt.

4. Test yourself

Verbally with a parent or friend, more formally in the form of a past paper – testing works to embed material in your long-term memory and, as previously mentioned, it helps you to see what you know and what you don’t. This then allows you to focus on the content you don’t know when you revise.

5. Give yourself a break

Be realistic – maybe 40 minutes on, 20 off if you can manage it, or 30 minutes on, 15 minutes off if you can’t. A tired brain isn’t an effective brain. Give it some rest by playing on your games, watching videos on your phone, going outside to play… whatever you like to do.

Make sure you are also getting plenty of sleep – sleep meaning actually closing your eyes and drifting off into dreamland – not getting into bed but having the TV on or your phone on ‘pretending’ to be asleep. 10 hours sleep a night is what your brain needs – you’ll feel much better for it.

The last piece of advice to give is to ask your teachers – we are here to help if you aren’t sure of anything!

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