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Collingwood Parents Get Revising

On Wednesday 14 January Collingwood College hosted its second Revision Evening for Parents of Years 9, 10 and 11 students.

On Wednesday 14 January Collingwood College hosted its second Revision Evening for Parents of Years 9, 10 and 11 students. About 120 of you made the journey to come and work with not only the core subject areas of English, Maths and Science but other option subjects as well. The atmosphere on the evening and the feedback since has been delightful and we hope that parents now feel confident in supporting their child through these next few months.

The aim of the evening was to give parents an insight into the kinds of pressures our young people are facing as they now approach exam season but above all else it was to provide parents with all of the necessary tips and advice on how to support their child through their exams and the revision process. One parent has since commented that they “went to the revision night last night – was expecting to be very bored but it turned out to be really good…if you could feed this back, I found it really positive and helpful and now have loads of ideas!”

Hopefully the provision of past papers and exemplar responses will ensure that you are now able to support your child in an effective and focused way. Another parent noted that they “have come away with a few ideas to broach topics.” One parent did ask that a copy of the Provisional Exam Timetable be made available and I am pleased to be able to say that you can now access that on the Parent Portal within ‘General Information’, ‘Exam Information’ .

Amongst many of the tips that Mr San Emeterio discussed on the evening, was the importance of creating a revision timetable and so I would urge you to help your child in creating one if they haven’t already done so, remembering to factor in some rest time. In addition we know that many parents incentivise exam results; perhaps consider incentivising revision instead. If we can find ways to make our students revise earlier on in the process they will certainly yield far greater exam successes.

If you were unable to attend this evening please access all of the materials on the Parent Portal within ‘General College Information’, ‘Revision Evening Presentations and Resources’.

Mrs Wright and Mr San Emeterio

Curriculum Information