Year 11 Update to Parents – End of Term 3

We have had a busy term yet again and Year 11 are now in full preparation mode for the upcoming mock examinations taking place after half term. We have put in place lots of additional support over the last few weeks to help students with their revision and want to share this with parents/carers.

  1. Independent Study Centre:

Hanham Woods Academy now has a dedicated space for Year 11s to have some quiet study time at lunch times. The former Careers classroom near our new library has been set up as a study space solely for the use of Year 11. All students are invited to attend daily where they can access SLT support, have some quiet time to get independent work done and also access a range of resources and templates to support their revision. We have received a very positive reaction from students about this new facility and look forward to seeing the numbers attending continuing to grow next term.

Lunch time and after academy booster sessions:

The booster timetable has been recently updated and published for Terms 3 and 4 and issued to all students. This is also available on the academy website for reference. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these additional learning opportunities on a weekly basis.

Revision Timetable:

In assembly last week, we discussed the importance of planning for revision and committing to that plan for the mocks and beyond to the summer. To support students with this, we have issued them with a Revision timetable template that they can fill in. Tutors have also been providing students with some additional time to support the creation of the timetables. Students are encouraged to continue with their planning independently and committing to these plans over the next four weeks. A copy of the timetable template is available on the academy website.

Revision Conference:

All Year 11 students attended a one hour revision conference on Tuesday 6th February. The purpose of the conference was to help students set action plans for their revision, consider how to prioritise topics for revision using a RAG rating approach and also to share a range of active revision techniques. Students engaged really well with the activities and it is hoped that they now feel more confident in being able to structure their revision so it is more effective and can have a greater impact on their exam results. A copy of the resources we used are on the academy website for reference and students had a booklet of all the tips and advice to take away with them on the day.

Half – term boosters:

A number of option subjects are in a position to offer some additional booster sessions during the February half term. Students have been given this information in assembly but a copy of this timetable is also available on the academy website. Students of the subjects on offer, are again encouraged to take advantage of this additional offer.

Mock examinations:

All of this preparation and guidance is designed to support students for their mock examinations which are due to take place between Monday 26th February and Monday 12th March. Students have received provisional timetables as part of the revision conference.

Important dates for the diary
  • 12th—16th February—Half Term—Targeted booster sessions for some subjects.
  • 20th March—Mock Exam Results Morning
  • 22nd March—Year 11 Parents Evening. We will be opening the electronic booking system onMonday 5th March. We will text parents/carers once the booking goes live.
We hope you have found this information helpful to you in your continued support of your child and the academy. All resources referred to in this update are available here.


Revision Planner Mocks Feb 2018

Revision Conference Student Booklet

February Half Term Booster Sessions

Booster Programme T3 and T4