MAS11 Year 11 Information Bulletin – 4th October 2021

Information Bulletin

Seneca Learning has been proven to help students learn twice as fast. Every student has a login for Seneca learning that will work both in school and from home. Seneca learning works on smart learning algorithms that are proven to take you remember topics better. If you get a question wrong, it will show you the content again but in a different format. They will even do it at a time when it’s  optimal for you to learn it. To maximise the learning, students should ensure they are selecting the correct level, GCSE and the correct exam board once they have logged in.

Revision Tips for Parents and Carers

Exams are undoubtedly nerve-racking for children and their parents. Here are some tips on how to help children to revise effectively.

  • Encourage your child to make a revision timetable – and stick to it.
  • Make sure your child has a quiet space to work, with no distractions (no TV, games consoles, mobile phones).
  • Be around as much as possible. You don’t have to be at their side 24/7 but children like parents taking an interest in their revision (but not taking over).

Key Dates

  • 6th Form Open Evening: 14/10/2021
  • KO Test 2: W/b 29/11/2021
  • Mock Exams: W/b 9/12/2021
  • GCSEs begin: 16/5/2022

Effective Revision Strategies

Flash Cards

Studying with flash cards is one of the most well-known ways of mastering new information.  However, there is more to it than simply writing a few words down on a piece of card. To make your flash cards truly work for you it is important to carefully control the information that you put on the cards to begin with. Click here for Mr Monk’s recent Principal’s Statement where he describes how to use them best.

MAS11 Key Purpose: Do.Fail.Learn.Repeat

Dear Parent/Carer,

Thank you to the 78% of parents/carers that were able to attend the Yr11 Virtual Parents Evening on Thursday 30th September. I am sure you would all agree it was a fantastic opportunity for parents and students to hear what has been going well and most importantly what needs to be done by the students in order from them to not only reach their potential but to also exceed it.  Over the next few weeks students will be receiving their Knowledge Organiser (KO) test results in class with staff feedback and it is so important that students act upon this feedback in order to see where they have failed and more importantly see how they can learn and improve for next time. As parents/carers I do ask that you discuss the results and feedback with your child and support them with their revision. Like last week I have included some ‘Revision Tips for Parents & Carers’ as a form of
support for you and your child.

Additionally we will also be shortly introducing the new Bromcom Student App. The Bromcom Student app is designed to increase the engagement between students and schools by sharing key information about their their day to day school information, this will also include their exam timetable when it is available.

I look forward to updating you again soon.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Stamato
Assistant Principal & Deputy Head of Luther King College