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11/09/18

Open mornings and evening from 2-18 October. Full details https://t.co/D6FVGS7kNH. Meet our teachers and students and see for yourself the giant strides taken by our academy since we opened one year ago. We look forward to welcoming you and showing your around. https://t.co/18AxXNiDPY

24/08/18

Year 12 student Bhavini is spending this week experiencing what it is like to work at a global law firm. She looks at home, we think! https://t.co/5AfuOzHCO3

23/08/18

Retweetd From Frances Bywater

Huge congratulations to all our students at HGA for their best ever GCSE results. So proud! 🙌 Shout out to for leading an entire participant and ambassador English dept. to achieve their best results yet! https://t.co/Sk5SH4jYzb

23/08/18

Well done to all our wonderful students for their fantastic 2018 GCSE results. "I put a lot of hard work in but the teachers were always there for us," says Hillary, who gained three grade 9s and five grade 8s. Full story https://t.co/9H4mto5hdG https://t.co/7KxPDAVKgA

18/07/18

The competition is heating up in Battle of the Bookworms. Taking place NOW. May the odds be ever in your favour! Find out more... https://t.co/jxy0vo5YQd https://t.co/NfMtBUmURv

18/07/18

The stage is set for our Battle of the Bookworms final after school today. £250 to the winners of our literary quiz! Come and watch... Good luck to our six finalist teams: Active Readers; Hopes and Dreams; All Tea All Shade; Les Petty’s; Homophones; and To Read or Not to Read. https://t.co/EuWh4nNOmY

17/07/18

So much talent at our Summer Soirée last night... Thank you to the students, teachers and parents that supported the wonderful performances. https://t.co/NmHVccnmRS

03/07/18

Thank you for bringing in your instruments and showing us the different families. We love working together with to help bring music to students https://t.co/A5xd2SQpaU

02/07/18

Berlin travel update. Students are crossing from Calais to Dover now, estimated to arrive back at the Academy at 10.15-10.30pm. The secondary car park will be open half an hour before where parents can wait for the coaches, which will pull into the secondary car park. Thank you.

02/07/18

Our Year 10 Berlin trip students are now on a replacement coach and heading to Calais from Germany, following the break down of our bus. We'll give you an updated time of arrival as soon as we can. All students fine and in good spirits!

02/07/18

More pics from days 3 and 4 of our Year 10 to Berlin https://t.co/s3igO2FuHA https://t.co/zjq3XrMp0w

02/07/18

Year 10 Berlin Trip return. Due to a mechanical fault on the bus the students are currently delayed in western Germany. We are waiting for a replacement bus but everyone is well and in fine spirits! We will message again with a revised ETA in the UK asap.

01/07/18

Pics from day 2 of our Year 10 Berlin trip are at https://t.co/s3igO2FuHA. The focus of today has been resistance and terror in Nazi Germany, including a moving visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. https://t.co/L1Z8xVXnSA

30/06/18

Year 10 are on their way to Berlin! More pics and reports at https://t.co/DvkweXkKZE https://t.co/LQvAU6sKBl

28/06/18

Get the latest news from Harris Garrard Academy. Our July 2018 newsletter is at https://t.co/Xj4h0F9dXk https://t.co/aYU6zbw1yW

26/06/18

The heats of our 2018 Battle of the Competition take place after school in the drama hall, 10-12 July. 16 teams competing to answer questions on their favourite . Find out more https://t.co/jxy0vo5YQd. https://t.co/xzlQ1KAAjs

22/06/18

Read this week's Primary Newsletter, with loads of news and useful info for parents. Year 6 have been learning about Ancient Greece and making their own Grecian pots! Read this week's newsletter at https://t.co/ZtRRvg8zxb https://t.co/O10KZSiRRk

21/06/18

Look at our amazing catering team supporting England whilst serving St. George cakes and a tasty roast! https://t.co/J2aZ88Jpv2

20/06/18

A fitting end to our year 12 English tour, attempting the quick crossword on the journey back to the academy. Thanks to and for their historical and literary marvels. https://t.co/EJ4xQ05FGA

20/06/18

Our Year 12 students have just finished their -themed tour at . Thank you for having us! https://t.co/EMtqrDPoh6

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Exam Preparation

Adequate preparation for your GCSEs and organised revision sessions will help you achieve the best from your time.  


Revision guides and tips

To help you, our teachers have prepared some subject-by-subject revision resources to help you prepare you for the GCSEs. Download our revision tips presentation (pdf). Find out which techniques work and which don't!

To help you plan your revision we've also created a sample revision timetable to show what one might look like, and a blank revision timetable which you can download and complete.

Download a letter to parents about Year 11 exam preparation.


Exam preparation schedule - Summer 2018

You will be able to download the exam preparation schedule for summer 2018 from here along with the letter to parents/carers about GCSE exam preparation. This schedule is a bespoke timetable covering the school day and after-school intervention classes which will begin from May 2018. This schedule maximises the time that each pupil gets with their class teachers of particular subjects at a critical point during the exam season.


Revision and progress intervention

GCSE revision support or interventions for Year 11 run throughout the year. Each learning hub has revision and progress intervention running after school. For Year 11 they run from 3.10-4.10pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 4.10-5.10pm Tuesday and Thursday.

Year 11 are also placed into intervention tutor groups in order to maximise the time they have with subject specialist teachers. These groups focus on key aspects of the specification and assessment requirements in addition to the general Year 11 tutor programme. Pupils are currently working in EBacc subject groups plus vocational courses, depending on their current progress. These groups remain fluid and are reviewed every half term. 

These interventions will be run by teaching staff from each hub and will focus on progress or preparation for GCSE exams. Parents will be informed through the use of pupil intervention passes distributed weekly to your child.