Examinations

If you have any queries about examinations within Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form, please email exams@rbhs.co.uk and a member of our team will respond back to you. Thank you very much.

All students have been issued a personalised exam timetable. If you have any queries relating to exams please contact Mr Stanley on the Exams Department email (see above) or by telephoning 01204 333266 ext. 375.

Examination Preparation

Revision:

  • Make a revision plan you can stick to, with a daily outline that includes times for breaks and meals.
  • Know your strong and weak subjects and mix them up on your timetable, don't do all the nightmare topics at once.
  • Set targets that you know you can reach and tick them off as you accomplish them.
  • You will need help at some point; ask parents, siblings, teachers and friends for support.
  • Find somewhere quiet to revise. You could also try working with other people but, if you can't concentrate, save get-togethers for breaks from the books.
  • Put your exams into perspective, they are only one aspect of life.

The Seven Rules of Revision:

1. Make your own revision notes. You'll learn as you write and, once you've got them, you're halfway there.

2. Check the syllabus or ask a teacher to make sure you've got the key areas sussed.

3. Concentrating on the plus points of revision helps keep you going. Start by thinking how much easier you'll find the exams.

4. Don't overdo it. Your concentration lapses after a couple of hours, so take regular breaks.

5. Experiment with different revision techniques. Variety beats boredom.

6. Focus. Don't make pointless notes. Look at past exam papers and see how questions could be asked.

7. Have confidence, if you are positive about exams, you should take in more information and remember it when it counts.

Six Simple Techniques to ensure Revision Success: 

1. Condense your notes onto one side of paper. It makes them easier to remember.

2. Highlight and target key areas using colours and symbols. Visuals help you to remember the facts.

3. Record. Try putting important points, quotes and formulae on tape. If you hear them and read them, they're more likely to sink in.

4. Read your notes out loud, it's one way of getting them to register.

5. Test yourself, see what you can remember without notes, but avoid testing yourself on subjects you know already.

6. Do past exam papers against the clock; it's an excellent way of getting up to speed.

Practice Exams

For examples of practice exams, find out from your tutor which examination board you are studying for and go to their website below for practice examinations:

AQA (http://www.aqa.org.uk/)

Pearson Edexcel (http://www.edexcel.com/aboutus/Pages/AboutUs.aspx)

OCR (http://www.ocr.org.uk/)

A-Level Examination Information

If you have any queries relating to exams please contact Mr Stanley in the Exams Department email or by telephoning 01204 333266 ext. 375. For any queries please email exams@rbhs.co.uk.

Please review the document, 'Exams Do and Don't' before you sit any examinations.

To download, click here.

Timetable of Sixth Form Mock Exams:

Please download the timetable by clicking the link here.

Mocks for all year 13 A level courses and those year 12 courses with an AS exam next summer, are the first week back in January 2017. There is no study leave with one exception - if a student has an exam in the afternoon, they will be excused lessons on the morning.  Year 13 students will be given a results slip at lunch on Friday 27th January 2017 (which will include their A levels plus BTEC grades) followed by form activities on the Monday to challenge the students to assess whether or not these grades would be good enough next summer, and to encourage them to commit to making a few changes. For any queries, please contact Mr Stanley in the Exams Department or Mr Canning, Director of Sixth Form.

Timetable of Exams: Summer 2017 (Early notification)

Below is the timetable for the summer examinations 2017 for you to download:

Summer 2017 Examinations

All timetabled exams are listed so each student needs to pick out (and highlight) their subjects. Non-timetabled exams such as Art and French/German speaking exams are not listed; these will be confirmed at a later date. Some students may spot a clash of times between subjects e.g. Music Listening and Business Studies Unit 2 both appear at 1.30 pm on Friday 9th June. This clash, and any others, will be resolved nearer the time.

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Fax: 01204 333264
Email: sixthform@rbhs.co.uk

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