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Year 11 'The Forty Hour Challenge'

4th Apr 2017

 

With only a few short weeks until the GCSE Examinations, we are challenging Year 11 to maximize the gift of a two week break from lessons over Easter and to prepare themselves for the final push. We know that revision done over Easter means that the revision undertaken in school is more meaningful and has far more impact.

The 40 Hour Challenge asks them to designate 40 hours over the fortnight for revision.

Our strong suggestion is that students nominate 10 days - perhaps the 10 week days, but not necessarily so and on each of those days they commit to 4 hours revision, perhaps two in the morning and two in the afternoon OR two in the afternoon and two in the evening if they enjoy a lie-in.

Year 11 have been given various techniques for revision and we encourage them to seek more help and support from school if needed. 

40 hours is a significant amount of time and past evidence proves that it will make a huge difference to their GCSE grades. If properly planned, it also allows them plenty of time to relax and unwind, to spend time with friends and family and hopefully to mark the events of Holy Week and to celebrate Easter in a meaningful way. Click on the booklet above to open it.

 
 
 

Year 11 'The Forty Hour Challenge'

 

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A voluntary academy. A member of the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust.

The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education. It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, company number 8253770, whose registered office is at The Zucchi Suite, Nostell Business Estate, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1AB.