Exams, Assessment and Revision
Students will take exams throughout their time at Stanborough, not just at the end of their school career.
End of year exams start in Year 7 and carry on through the rest of the school. Subjects may also undertake smaller exams and tests at other key times during the year, for example, at the end of a unit of work. In Year 11 students also have mock exams to help prepare them for their GCSE exams.
The aim of these exams is to help prepare students fully for all the external exams they will sit and to support them to reach their full potential.
Since Year 7 we have been involved in the process of teaching, learning and assessing in each of the subject areas. Our focus is to develop your ability to turn that knowledge and understanding into the highest examination results possible.
Throughout Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 the school regularly monitors the current attainment and progress of your efforts to reach your potential. We also take every opportunity to motivate students.
Practical Help With Revision
All research indicates that students learn by “doing” rather than just reading. Note taking and reducing information to card and memorising it is essential but a variety of methods will help to improve your ability to retain information and make the tedious element of revision seem less severe. Use the revision schedules with revision guides, produced by departments, to determine which areas need to be studied.