Homework, Exams & Revision
GCSE letter_to_students_-_Summer_2020_gradingAt Saint Paul’s we view homework as a key element in both furthering pupils’ knowledge and understanding and developing their ability to work independently.
Homework is set, where possible, in line with the Year group homework timetables which are available under the Parents section of this website.
In Years 10 and 11 the demands of qualification courses means that the pattern of homework set may well vary from the published timetable. This is particularly relevant with regard to coursework where increased demands will be placed on pupils at certain times of the year.
Exams & Revision
The ability to perform well under examination conditions is pivotal to our pupils fulfilling their academic potential. This is best achieved by pupils attending school every day, on time, in the correct uniform, with the correct equipment and with desire to do themselves justice.
With regard to exam preparation, pupils are given clear guidance by their subject teachers on revision techniques. Subject content is broken down into manageable topics and tested at regular intervals to monitor progress and to inform further revision needs.
All subjects offer revision, intervention and support sessions outside of the normal school day for pupils. The vast majority of our students are keen to take advantage of these sessions and make the most of these opportunities to maximise their chances of doing well.
On occasion, parental support is required to ensure that a student attends particular sessions. As a school we are very clear that it is staff, students and parents working together that delivers the best results for our young people and would take this opportunity to thank our pupils’ parents and carers in helping achieve this.
The government has announced how GCSEs will be graded and awarded this summer, for details click
GCSE Grading System
The GCSE grading system changed from A-G to 9-1 in 2017. Find out more by downloading the document below.
To download document click Year 11 Key dates poster 2019-20