As our Year 10 move towards their final GCSE year, many students will feel under work pressure. It is important that such pressure does not cause undue stress, or revision become counterproductive. Some students can find revision emotionally and practically challenging. In past years, a number of parents have also reported to us that they would be keen to know more about how to support their child’s learning and revision. Students have already had guidance from subject teachers but we are keen to find ways to further ensure our students know how to use strategies to revise steadily and effectively.
With this in mind, we are fortunate to have been able to engage a speaker, Dr. Martijn van der Spoel, to talk to Year 10 students and parents about supporting effective learning on the evening of Wednesday 10th July, in the main hall at 6.30pm. The session will finish at approx. 7.30pm.
Dr. van der Spoel is a chartered psychologist, who specialises in using the mind as an effective tool for life learning. He will talk about how students can learn to balance focus, motivation and study behaviour and ways in which parents can guide and support this through creative and constructive guidance. The presentation has a significant, but accessible, emphasis on the psychology behind the strategies of learning. Both students and parents should leave the session not only with the "how" but also with the "why" of effective learning. Examples and insights from research will be used to illustrate how you can support your child’s learning.
We do hope you and your child will be able to join us on Wednesday 10th July at 6.30pm. We would be grateful if you would complete the attached letter and return to school main reception to let us know if you do intend to attend.
Mr N Williams
Head of Year 10