Year 11 Revision and Support
If you have any questions about GCSE exams, you can contact Mrs Wilkinson & Mr Abbott here.
The pursuit of the highest standards possible is at the core of our mission statement for Year 11 students. We believe in high aspirations, high motivation and high achievement for all. Equality and acceptance are at the heart of our Byrchall community ethos and continue to play a primary role throughout Year 11. When the latest revision timetable and the maximising your achievement calendar are available, they will appear on this page
Through both our extended curriculum and community life, we seek to meet the needs of the whole individual to ensure the best future possible. The driving principles for our young people are summarised in our Year 11 motto "Make Your Mark".
If you arrive late on the day of an exam, you need to report directly to the exams office and hand in your coat/bag/phone etc. If you arrive before 10am for a morning exam, or 2.30pm for an afternoon exam, you will still get the full amount of time. If you arrive any later than this, your paper may be refused by the Awarding Body. If there are mitigating circumstances please provide as much proof as possible so that we can support your case.
If you are ill on the day of the exam and will be absent, you need to ring school to let us know, and go to the doctor and provide proof. We can provide a self-certification form which can be verified by your G.P. We can then apply for Special Consideration for an absent candidate, but we cannot apply without the doctor’s note. The Awarding Body will look at other units, and possibly mock results to aggregate a score for you.
If you feel ill during the exam, please raise your hand and tell the invigilator. We can apply for Special Consideration for a disadvantaged candidate, as you have not performed to the best of your ability. We cannot do this unless we are made aware of it at the time.
Please read your exam booklet carefully as it includes other relevant information about equipment and behaviour during exams.
You will be given a consent form to sign before leaving school; this is to speed things up should a request be made for a script to be re-marked. You will be contacted by telephone if this is the case. All unused consent forms will be destroyed. You have the right to appeal against your result even if it is not supported by school. If your scripts are not chosen by school for re-marking but you would like to put in a request, you need to contact school no later than 18th September. This will enable us to meet the exam board deadline.
There is no guarantee that your grade will change, it could go up or down. If your mark goes up there will be no fee incurred, but if it remains the same or goes down then you will be asked to pay the fee.
Revision and Support
General Support for Teenagers (click on the picture to connect to the relevant Website)
CHILDLINE: We're here for you on the phone or online. Tel: 0800 1111
BBC BITESIZE: Use BBC Bitesize to help with your homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.
YOUTH ACCESS: Youth Access is the advice and counselling network.
LIFEBABBLE: Your guide to life's ups and downs.
Exam Boards (click on the picture to connect to the relevant Website)
AQA: AQA provides qualifications that enable students to progress to the next stage in their lives.
PEARSON: Pearson is the UK's largest awarding organisation offering academic, vocational and work-based learning qualifications.
WJEC CBAC: WJEC is a leading awarding organisation in the UK providing assessment, training and educational resources
General Parent Support (click on the picture to connect to the relevant Website)
FAMILY LIVES: Listening, supportive and non-judgemental.