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    Dear Parents, 

    Please see below a message from Cambridgeshire police in connection with enhanced policing following the Manchester bombing. We have been asked to circulate this to all schools and to request that you circulate this to parents.

    This message has also been circulated via the media.  The key message is that, at this time, there is no specific intelligence which suggests that Cambridgeshire is at risk or in receipt of any specific threat.  Please, though, ensure that your staff remain vigilant at all times and that children's safety and wellbeing continues to be of paramount importance.

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  • Information for Parents

    Please be aware that it has come to our attention that many students are watching a Netflix programme called ‘13 Reasons Why’.

Revision advice for students

Coping skills for examinations

POSITIVE TALK – avoid negative discussion with your friends. Don’t be put off or intimidated by anything other people say.

CHECK EQUIPMENT – and make sure you have it all with you. Pens, pencils,
rubbers, felt tip pens, calculators. Know what you are allowed to use.

ARRIVE IN TIME – not too early, not too late. Avoid hysterical discussion and keep calm.

KEEP A CLEAR HEAD – things won’t always go perfectly, but if you keep your
mind focussed and as relaxed as possible you should be able to adapt to any awkward questions or challenging situations.
If you get stuck, re-read the question, think back to studying the topic in and out of class and don’t just give up.

IF THINGS GO BADLY? - It’s not the end of the world!

Remember that using a variety of revision techniques will save you from getting bored and switching off. Store your revision resources carefully in an orderly way.

Active revision strategies

1. Refresher Cards
One topic per card, Key points Only. Colour code to make links and associations.

2. Testing
Ask family and friends to test you.
Use previous examination questions
Choose topics and questions that you are uncertain about
Get used to working under timed conditions.
Check your answers. Do some questions with your notes and others without.

3. Learning Maps
Start in the centre with the topic title.
Main points about topic as thick branches, smaller points as smaller branches.
Don’t crowd the paper.
Use colour, pictures and symbols.

4. Highlighting Notes
Must be selective. Highlight only key words and ideas.
Colour code to make links and associations.

5. Posters/Post-it Notes
Display around your study area.
Particularly useful for important vocabulary and key statistics.

6. Key Word Listing
Begin with a blank, landscape piece of A4 paper.
Choose a topic and write down what you know, following the instructions below.
Use a different colour for each section.

Thank you to Culford School for use of the tips above.

Revision tools

Thomas Clarkson students can now use GCSEPod to help with their revision. For more information click here.

For exam dates click here.

Parents and carers

Parents and carers can pick up tips on how to aid their child's revision by clicking here

Useful links

ChildLine advice on exam stress

How to revise for your exams

How to prepare for your exams

The secret to exam revision success

How to learn boring facts

Last minute revision tips

How to cope on the big day