GCSE Workshop Sessions

GCSE Workshop Sessions

Parent News

From Tuesday 20th March all the way through to the exams, our teachers will be holding GCSE Revision Workshop sessions to help Year 11 students prepare for their exams this summer. Year 11 students are encouraged to attend the workshops regularly which have been developed to support exam revision and will revisit topics students have been learning throughout their studies. Below is a full timetable of the workshops.

Students will be provided with a hard copy of the timetable, but it available here to print out or download onto mobile devices.

At the discretion of the teaching staff, some sessions may be held at lunchtime, and this will be communicated to students where applicable.



by Mar 16, 2018 No Comments
Revision Guides for Students and Parents

Revision Guides for Students and Parents

Parent News

We have produced two GCSE Revision Guides for our students and parents. The Student Revision Guide is packed with useful advice for students about the exams they are about to sit – how to prepare, what to expect, and what you need. The Parent Revision Guide provides parents with advice about how to support your child, plus there is information for students which parents should try to share with them.

The Year 11 students will each receive both Revision Guides and they are encouraged to read them both Guides carefully several times during their exam preparation. Parents are also advised to read both Guides too so that they know what to expect, understand how their child may be feeling and experiencing, and how best to support their child in the days and weeks leading up to the summer exam period.

These Revision Guides are also available as interactive PDFs to view online or to download. They are available on our Exams page, along with other vital exam information.

Click here to visit our Exams page

by Mar 14, 2018 No Comments
Revision Universals – helping you to revise more effectively

Revision Universals – helping you to revise more effectively

Parent News

Our Head of History, Dr Hall, delivered two sessions to Year 11 students during a conference which were developed as a guide to effective revision strategies. The ‘mantra’ for the strategy is O.M.G:

  1. Organise: use headings and subheadings to chunk revision into manageable pieces
  2. Minimise: reduce revision to the essential knowledge (don’t waffle) whilst retaining the ‘sense’ of what you’re revising
  3. Graft: Get Going

Below is the PowerPoint presentation which Dr Hall used to teach the students how to implement the strategy so that they can improve their perfomance throughout this summer’s GCSE exam period.
Revision Universals

by Mar 9, 2018 No Comments
Boost your skills and confidence to get ahead in life

Boost your skills and confidence to get ahead in life


This term, some of our children will be given the opportunity to sign up to National Citizen Service (NCS), a government-funded programme for 15-17 year olds. Working through physical, personal and creative challenges, this once-in-a-lifetime experience empowers young people to build skills and confidence to get ahead in work and life whilst engaging with their local area. Interested? Then read the letter below for more infomation…

NCS Challenge March 2018


by Mar 6, 2018 No Comments
Revision and Exam Preparation Evening

Revision and Exam Preparation Evening


We are writing to inform you of an important event for parents/carers of Year 11 students on Thursday 15th March. The event is part of a revision support programme in school and is one of many strategies designed to support Year 11 pupils in preparing for their GCSE exams in 2018. This event has also been planned in response to pupil and parent feedback.


This evening is for parents/carers only and has been developed to provide you with information and strategies to effectively support your son/daughter in their final term of school. It is hoped that the evening will allow you to see how your son/daughter will be both supported and challenged in the build up to important end of GCSE examinations.  The evening will also equip you with techniques and approaches to manage any stresses during this period so that your son/daughter is prepared for success.


The evening will cover the following topics:

  • How pupils should prepare for exams
  • Difficulties faced by students when revising
  • How parents can support their children with exam preparation
  • The timings and milestones for the remainder of Year 11
  • How brains learn and how memory works
  • Why adopting a positive mindset matters, and how to do it
  • Top tips for individual subjects

Revision resources will be provided for all attendees and there will also an opportunity to purchase or order subject specific revision guides.


Year 11 Parents Revision Evening

by Feb 28, 2018 No Comments
The Football College Open Evening

The Football College Open Evening

Parent News

The Football College is holding its Open Evening on Wednesday 7th February from 5pm to 8 pm. This is a further education college based inside Bury FC’s stadium at Gigg Lane in Bury. The college offers 16-18 year old students an opportunity to take a BTEC Level 3 course in Sports Performance & Excellence. This qualification is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and is an exciting opportunity for anyone who loves football and wants to possibly pursue a career in the game.

  • Study Sports Performance & Excellence
  • Learning in an Inspirational Environment
  • 16-18 Year College Courses
  • Multiple Player Pathways through its Networks and Partnerships
  • University Pathways

The address of The Football College is: Education Campus, Bury FC, Gigg Lane, BL9 9HR

Below is some information about the learning environment taken from The Football College’s website:

The learning environment is a key aspect of the experience we offer. The Education Campus sits within the heart of the professional football stadium providing a truly unique learning experience for every player/student. With smaller class sizes than you would experience in a main site College Campus you will receive a greater level of 1-1 support and grow much more quickly into your environment.

Further Education is about taking the first step away from school, getting work ready and becoming mature enough to take the next step again into the real world of employment or higher education. These are places where you will need to be more independent and confident, and by undertaking your education in the heart of a fully working and operational stadium you will achieve these qualities in abundance.

We believe that every young person when graduating from The Football College at Bury FC should be able to make themselves employable on two levels:

1) Employable On Paper: Your grades achieved whilst with us should allow you to take the next step and make a University want to enrol you, or an organisation want to employ you.

2) Employable As People: Every player/student will play, meaning EVERY student will benefit form the transferable skills that come with team sports. Communication, Leadership, Organisation, Team Player, Initiative, CONFIDENCE.. These are qualities that make you employable and that every employer is looking for, full stop. We aim to ensure that EVERY student leaving us possesses these skills IN ADDITION to what they leave us with on paper, and these things together will give you the tools by which to build a bright future for yourself.

if you are interested in applying but can’t make the open evening on the 7th February, there will be one final open evening on Wednesday 28th March from 5pm to 8pm.

Further information about The Football College is available on their website. Click the link below to visit the website.

Take me to The Football College website

by Jan 31, 2018 No Comments