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19/06/24

We look forward to seeing you at one of our open events for prospective Year 7 students pic.twitter.com/C3ytaEQR78

19/06/24

We look forward to seeing you at one of our open events for prospective Year 7 students pic.twitter.com/qMlt8j8Wws

19/06/24

Congratulations to our Year 9 Kings Scholars pic.twitter.com/JKB7oalIeG

10/06/24

Congratulations to Mr Tate who was nominated to attend the Royal Garden Party by the Jamaican High Commission in recognition of his work in education both in Jamaica and the UK pic.twitter.com/moTbEsd57Q

04/06/24

Year 10 artists took part in a clay workshop with local artist Tabitha Weddell, where they created ceramic pieces to expand their portfolios. pic.twitter.com/RtwQDQpopH

20/05/24

Calling all secondary schools! Get your Year 7 and 8 excited about reading for pleasure. With a list of 16 fantastic titles to choose from, every student will find something they love whatever their interest or ability. 📚Discover the book selection:

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

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How to Use a Revision Guide

Before you complete any revision you need to have in front of you:

  • A pen
  • Your revision guide
  • Lined paper
  • Plain paper
  • Coloured pens/pencils/highlighters

It is good to have in front of you the following:

  • Flash cards
  • A drink
  • Coloured paper
  • A revision folder or exercise book

The three phases of revision

Your revision is going to happen in three phases:

Phase 1 – Knowledge building

In this phase you will build resources to cement your knowledge, it will give you an understanding of the key words you need to know for your GCSE and will give you the broad range of knowledge that you need in order to be able to effectively answer exam questions. It consists of making notes, and then condensing notes.

Phase 2 – Applying your knowledge

Phase 2 is about you applying the knowledge you have gained. You will use your notes and knowledge built from Phase 1 to begin applying your knowledge to activities designed to make sure you are using your knowledge in the best way for your assessment.

Phase 3 – Testing yourself

Phase 3 is when you will be assessing how far you have come after Phase 1 and Phase 2. It is your opportunity to reflect on how you can move forward with your revision, but also it is vital exam practise for your exam.


Phase 1 – Knowledge building

Look through the first pages of your revision guide and you will find a contents page. This tells you which pages you can find each of the topics you need to revise. You can use this like a knowledge checklist, rating which topics you think you already know best and then planning your revision using this information.  

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Step 1 – The Quick Read

Your first reading doesn’t have to take you a long time, give yourself two or three minutes to do it, it’s just to give you an idea of what you are about to revise.

Step 2 – Making notes

Now pick up your pen and write your heading on a piece of lined paper:

Kaiser Wilhelm and the difficulties of ruling Germany, 1890-1914.

Tips on making notes:

Use the headings provided for you. Keep them neat. Keep them brief, but make sure key information is recorded. Keep to the time you have given yourself to make them.

Example of good notes made from a revision guide.

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Step 3 – Condensing notes

Once you have made these notes we can then begin Step 2 of the note taking section: Condensing Notes. You might choose to wait until you have taken notes for a whole section, or you might want to do it each time you have completed the Making Notes step for each page. The choice is yours.

In the Condensing Notes step you need to get your notes together and begin to condense them (simplify them even further to help them stay in your memory).

To do this you could turn your notes from each section into mind maps or flash cards.

Once you have condensed your notes, it is important you then store them in a way that you can regularly return to them. For example, you could stick mind maps to your wall in your bedroom, or somewhere else around the house or you can carry flash cards with you and look over them on your way to school. Try and get your friends and family to test you on what you can remember when you have completed this phase!

Example of good condensed notes:

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Phase 2 – Applying your knowledge

Option 1

Throughout your revision guide you will find there are several activities for you to complete for each topic. A good way of committing the knowledge you have covered in your notes is to complete these activities without referring to the notes you have made.

You may find you aren’t able to be as specific as you want to be in the information you use, that’s okay, don’t give in and look at your notes! Finish the activity, then go back to your notes and with a different coloured pen edit your first draft. You can then return to this activity at a later date and see if this time you can remember the depth of detail you were originally aiming for.

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If you find gaps in your knowledge at this point, go back to Phase 1


Option 2

Practice question after practice question after practice question!

These can be collected from your teacher or found online.


Option 3

Quizlet/BBC I Player/ Microsoft Teams/ SENECA/ Matshwatch/Doddle/ Active Learn are all websites which you can use for free to find testing and knowledge sections you can use.


Phase 3 – Testing yourself

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Sketch it. Draw pictures to represent each of the facts or dates. It could be a simple drawing or something that reminds you of the answer.

Hide and seek. Read through your knowledge organiser, put it down and try and write out as much as you can remember. Then keep adding to it until its full!

Teach it. Teach someone your key facts and then get them to test you, or even test them!

Say it. Simply speak the facts and dates out loud as you’re reading the Knowledge Organiser. Even try to act out some of the facts – it really helps you remember!

Back to front. Write down the answers and then write out what questions the teacher may ask to get those answers.

Record it. Record yourself on your phone or tablet reading out the information. These can be listened to as many times as you want!

Flash cards. Write the key word or date on one side and the explanation on the other. Test your memory by asking someone to quiz you on either side.