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18/05/24

Great start to our annual Governor Conference, choir. pic.twitter.com/cy8D0hgYEX

16/05/24

Year 8 Kings Scholars at their subject teaser sessions where they supercharge their learning through metacognition and also learnt about the various branches of subjects pic.twitter.com/ulOAdJPU5x

15/05/24

Need help to study at university in your choice of courses? Apply before 31 May 2024 for a Southwark Scholarship https://t.co/1N4YRbzwSU pic.twitter.com/e4LjEQ1zfx

15/05/24

We’re super excited to announce our full programme of summer courses for 2024 😎From directing to musical theatre and stage combat , head on over to our website to see what’s on 👉 https://t.co/1hXt6NhjLw pic.twitter.com/366LKorsJj

13/05/24

More fantastic drawing competition entries pic.twitter.com/EhlUHmkvU5

13/05/24

After visiting Year 7 students took part in a drawing competition. pic.twitter.com/oIWR3leo9D

13/05/24

Thinking about going to university but worried about the tuition fees? The Southwark Scholarship Scheme has helped over 130 young people to pursue their chosen university course. Applications are now open - apply before 31 May 2024 https://t.co/xqt5EhGU0O pic.twitter.com/SYQo9TLklS

12/05/24

LAST CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD_Today is the last day to make your voice heard in our Youth Insight Survey! 📆Are you aged between 13-25?📌Do you live in the UK?Regardless of your social action or political experience, we want to hear from you! https://t.co/UCr5chjzy3 pic.twitter.com/CEQ4JBEK5G

09/05/24

The Year 9 team went all the way and won the Cup beating Harris Crystal Palace 77-55 after a strong performance from everyone. pic.twitter.com/NTzrQHk0Qz

08/05/24

This Saturday we pay final respects to our Richard Taylor OBE with a service to commemorate his life & legacy at We are grateful to Reverend and are humbled that & voices will fill the cathedral with love pic.twitter.com/q3PMWRfVme

08/05/24

Have you got an idea for 2024? Grant applications are now open - apply by 7 June for funding to support community celebrations in Southwark this October https://t.co/14fijcSLMa pic.twitter.com/TUzbU47ggL

02/05/24

Year 10 football team educational and inspirational visit to training ground. They experienced a tour plus watched an under 21s training session which allowed them to see the requirements needed at that level. This was followed by a Q&A session. pic.twitter.com/kjaMsPRq7m

24/04/24

HAP students loved being able to perform at the iconic Camden Roundhouse yesterday … not only the opportunity to perform but to be able to do so with students from so many other schools. Thank you !! pic.twitter.com/SAA94io7VC

15/04/24

We're excited to welcome you to visit one of our outstanding placement schools on Saturday, 20th April 10-2pm. If you're interested in , come & meet our super team, in ! Register:https://t.co/QBSJrENMe4… pic.twitter.com/o8gSrWHPZE

14/04/24

Predictably, the songs are still going through my head on repeat. Such a fantastic experience getting to watch Bottled Up come together from start to performance. Thank you and, as always, so proud of students past and current 💙 pic.twitter.com/EjyB0MAtdY

05/04/24

So proud of these students and this initiative with https://t.co/bVbPw2VpS1

04/04/24

We are so proud of you Kai! https://t.co/e4uRobOLFa

28/03/24

HARRIS ACADEMY PECKHAM INSIGHT MAGAZINE SPRING 2024" https://t.co/dB8xCIY9Al

28/03/24

Butterfly house pic.twitter.com/UZEPJq66iL

28/03/24

Students had a fantastic time exploring and learning pic.twitter.com/OfrMeiKmMV

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Revision Guidance

All of our Year 11 students have been provided with training on how to remember more and how to complete effective revision.

Outlined below is a summary of this training that can serve as a reminder for students but also as a support to parents in how they can help their child with their revision.


How to remember more

Our brain is not good at remembering things! Below is a guide on how we remember information and ways that we can help our brain to remember more as we prepare for our GCSEs.

1.    We hear or see something new and our brain tries to store it in our short term memory. Every time this happens our brain becomes busy with what is called cognitive load. Here, our brain is pretty clever, and it can take in about seven things at once. However, the more we reduce the number of things our brain is trying to learn, the more we are able to remember.

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Learning point 1: Reduce the amount of things going on around you to remember more. Put your phone away. Find a quiet space. Remove unnecessary things from your desk.


2.    Now we know our brain can only take on a few pieces of information at one time, we can also try to reduce the information we take on even more by building routines that can support this. For example, if I have already made a revision timetable, I don’t have to spend some time each day thinking about what I am going to revise. If you place your revision notes or flashcards in organised locations, you don’t have to think about searching for them. We also know that getting a good sleep and having a healthy diet helps our brain to take on and hold information.

Learning point 2: Get organised so that your brain has to think about less. Make a revision timetable, store your revision notes in separate folders for each subject, keep your flashcards in the same place each day stored in subjects. Get a good sleep and eat well!


3.    Once you have seen or heard something your brain starts to transfer this information into your short term memory. The first two steps have been about giving your brain the best chance of taking on new information, this next step is about trying to keep hold of that information in your brain – transferring it from our short term memory to our long term memory.

This graph tells us that if you don’t regularly test and review knowledge you have gained, over time, you will forget it. So how can we stop this from happening?

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Learning point 3: If you don’t regularly test and review knowledge you have gained, over time, you will forget it.


4.    Stopping our brain from forgetting information can be done in lots of different ways, but here are some key suggestions that will help with your revision:

Set reminders. Write notes and leave them where you'll see them. For example, post a sticky note on your bathroom mirror to remind you of key points from your revision the night before. You can also use the alarm on your phone, reminding you of the subject you are revising that evening – but remember to put it away once revision begins!

Chunk information. For example, look at the way this document has been made. There are summary points under each paragraph – this is an example of ‘chunking’ information into manageable and memorable amounts. Each learning point is also numbered to help your brain know how many points you are trying to remember. Another example, rather than memorising a whole phone number at once, memorise the first three numbers of a phone number, then the next three, then the last four. "The brain has an easier time paying attention to quick, small chunks of information than long unwieldy strings of information, especially if that information has no logical sequence," Dr.Joel Salinas – Neurological Scientist.

Repeat, repeat, repeat. For example, you learnt about cognitive load for the first time today. After school today, tell a friend or family member what cognitive load is. Tomorrow, write down what cognitive load is. Next week, write down the definition again and compare it to the first time you wrote it. In a month, write it down and compare again.

Picture it. For example, if you are trying to remember this quote from Pigeon English,  ‘…you all want to be the sea. But you’re not the sea, you’re just a raindrop.’ Have a sketch next to it like this:

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Putting this into practice

Follow these steps to help you apply our learning today:

  • If you haven’t already done so, make a revision timetable. When doing this, give priority to the subject areas you feel least confident in. You can use the template below to help you with this.
  • Prepare your study space – you want a quiet, organised area where you know you won’t get distracted. Put your phone away! Have some water next to you! Have all your revision resources next to you.
  • Use the ‘How to use a revision guide’ document to guide your revision when using a revision guide.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

40 minutes

Maths

English

Maths

History

Science

Maths

English

40 minutes

Science

Business

Computer Science

RS

History

Business

RS

40 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Science

Science

40 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

English

French

40 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

French

Maths


To support students in accessing all revision resources needed, all students have been provided with revision guides in their subject areas.

In their Microsoft Teams areas in every subject they will also find a folder that looks like this:

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Within this you will find:

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If you or your child have any questions or concerns regarding how to revise or how to access the resources they need then please do not hesitate to contact our Assistant Principal Mr Jellis at w.jellis@harrispeckham.org.uk.