Exams & Assessment
ExaminationsThe examinations taken at Overton Grange School are all approved by the School Examinations and Assessment Council. Overton Grange is justly proud of its success over many years in achieving the very best for its students. The school enters students across the full ability range for examinations. It is therefore clear that the results represent significant achievements. We emphasise excellence for all: within an atmosphere of success everyone is challenged to reach ever higher levels of attainment. Notices for exam candidates can be downloaded here: Notices for Candidates:
- 8.1 Information for candidates – controlled assessments
- 8.2 Information for candidates – coursework
- 8.3 Information for candidates – non examination assessments
- 8.4 Information for candidates – on screen tests
- 8.6 Information for candidates – social media
- 8.7 Information for candidates – written examinations
- 9.5 No Mobile Phone poster
- 9.6 Warning to candidates
Planning your revisionPlanning your revision means that you can cover all the topics and know you will turn up to the exam fully prepared. Points to remember
- You can only revise for so long before it becomes worthless
- Don’t just revise for the examinations that are coming up first
- Once exams start it is difficult to go home and revise
- Plan your revision to include all subjects
- Important to do the things you enjoy as it reduces stress
- Each revision session should be no longer than 30- 45 mins
- Be realistic to what you can do
- Make sure you know what you are going to revise so you can have your notes ready
- Include your other responsibilities to family etc
Revision Method 1 Making Revision CardsThis methods is about summarising the main points:
- Through repetition you learn the various facts.
- You can make a set of cards and then keep them in handy. You can go through a whole topic very quickly.
- 10 mins going through the cards each day will help
The mean is the most common measure of average.
To calculate the mean add the numbers together and divide the total by the amount of numbers:
Mean = sum of numbers ÷ amount of numbers
Eg 4, 6, 10, 12 ,23 Add together =55 55/5 = 11
If you place a set of numbers in order, the median number is the middle one.
If there are two middle numbers, the median is the mean of those two numbers.
4, 3,10,12, 5, 6, 8, 7, 11
The mode is the value that occurs most often.
The mode is the only average that can have more than one value.
When finding the mode, it helps to order the numbers first.
5, 6, 8,4,3,2,2,3,1,5,5,
Mode = 5