Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Collecting Exam Certicates

All ex year 11 can collect their exam certificates on Monday from the D@rt from 4:30-7:30. 

If they would like someone else to collect their certificates on their behalf they must complete the slip attached to the information letter. 

If they need a copy they should contact reception before Monday.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Examiners’ tips for English Language Paper 2

Candidates are offered the following advice:

• For short answer Questions 1 and 4 ensure that you are responding briefly and selecting
information, not just writing out a section. For Question 4, make sure that you read the
question carefully.

• For the AO2 (language and structure) questions, make sure you are offering ideas
about how language is used. Again, for Question 2, many of the candidates gave an
example, but not all offered a comment about how language was used. For Question 5
the example is given for you, so read the example and talk about how language is used
rather than selecting another example from it.

• For Question 3, consider the way Text 1 has tried to engage you as the reader. You could
pay particular attention to the opening and closing of the text as these are important
points for any writer. They will help you to see how the writer has shaped their text to
initially gain the interest of the reader and then to leave them at a particular point.

• In Question 3, try to cover points on both language and structure, commenting on
the different techniques that have been used by the writer and how they engage and
interest the reader.

• For your evaluations, make sure you are thinking about which elements from SITE
are useful for the text you have read, and use evaluative vocabulary when you are
commenting. You do not need to comment on language and structure here unless this
supports your evaluation. You can think about the audience and purpose of the text and
whether it would be successful for readers.

• For question 7a, always comment on similarities. You can comment on differences in 7b.
There are only 6 marks for 7a so be brief and succinct here. In 7b, link comparisons back
to ideas of the writers and their perspectives.

• When you are writing, always think about your reader, what you want them to
understand and how you want them to react at different parts of your writing; then
choose the best words, phrases or techniques available to you to achieve those effects.

• Think carefully about how you will begin to write so that it is engaging for your reader
from the very start.

• As you begin to write, know where you will end. This will help you to write in a manner
that is cohesive and coherent for your reader.

• Take care throughout with accuracy of all sorts: spelling, punctuation and grammar.

• Keep a close eye on the time during the examination and use the number of marks
available for each question as an indication of how long you should spend answering
each question.

Examiners’ tips for English Language Paper 1

Candidates are offered the following advice:

• Read the passage in section A very carefully, identifying the different ways in which the
writer has tried to engage you as the reader.

• Pay particular attention to the opening and closing of the text as these are important
points for any writer and they will help you to see how the writer has shaped their text
to initially gain the interest of the reader and then to leave them at a particular point.

• On question 3, try to cover points on both language and structure within the space
you have been given and with a time allocation that is appropriate to the six marks the
question offers. There is no need for an introduction or conclusion on this question.

• Try to identify the different techniques that have been used by the writer and how
successful you feel the writer has been.

• When you are writing, always think about your reader, what you want them to
understand and how you want them to react at different parts of your writing; then
choose the best words, phrases or techniques available to you to achieve those effects.

• Think carefully about how you will begin to write so that it is imaginative and engaging
for your reader from the very start.

• As you begin to write, know where you will end. This will help you to write in a manner
that is cohesive and coherent for your reader.

• Take care throughout with accuracy of all sorts: spelling, punctuation and grammar.

• Keep a close eye on the time during the examination and use the number of marks
available for each question as an indication of how long you should spend answering
each question.

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Mind Set from BBC Bitesize: Smart advice from exam survivors


GCSEs and Nationals are just around the corner and revision is a priority for thousands of students. Exam anxiety is reportedly at record levels, so BBC Bitesize has stepped in.

Last year, Bitesize asked students from across the UK what type of resources would help them deal with exam stress. The answer they gave us was short, shareable videos featuring young people who've recently taken their exams.  

So that’s what we’re launching today at bbc.co.uk/mindset.

The Mind Set is a group of twelve young people, from a range of social backgrounds, with mixed GCSE and Nationals results. What they have in common is the belief that they performed to their full potential, by developing the right mental attitude and taking practical steps to revise effectively.

Across twelve short films and infographics, they offer advice on a range of topics, including getting started with revision, seeking support, keeping motivated, and maintaining self-confidence. Their advice is supported by an experienced team including a leading educationalist, a GP and a high-profile psychologist.

Find out more on the The Mind Set website.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Year 11 Leavers Guidance

If you have recently received exam results that you were not expecting and would like some guidance, you can book to meet with our Careers Advisor, Mr Henser, on 1st or 2nd September.  

For appointments click here.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Careers Advice Still Available for Ex-Students


The buzz on results day was great and our careers adviser Ian Henser was on hand to answer any of your queries about the courses you were planning on studying. In fact, he commented how little he was needed as you were all so happy with your grades which is fantastic.

Since you will have now enrolled at college or for an apprenticeship, we just wanted to remind you that we are still here for Careers advice should you need it. If you have any queries about the courses you want to be studying and how these are affected by the grades you achieved this year, please email I.Henser@wildern.hants.sch.uk. If you have any questions about your actual grades achieved, please see the appeals flier in your results pack.



Friday, June 30, 2017

Year 11 Prom

No entry without your ticket please remember to bring it. Yr 11 please RT this and check you all remember tonight


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