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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:09 am 
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DS has his summer exams starting on 7th May. I have my own idea, but would be interested to know how much revision anyone else's DC are doing?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:56 am 
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Very little. If he's been on top of homework and keeping up in class he should take them in his stride.

Read over anything he's unsure of, but that's it.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:50 am 
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I would say the same really. Check with your DC that they understand the topics in each subject, if they did understand in class a read over should be fine. My dd had a really blank with one topic in maths so i will go throught that in more detail with her.

Does anyone know if the year 7 tests are old sats papers or are put together by the indivudual schools?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:18 pm 
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katel wrote:
Very little. If he's been on top of homework and keeping up in class he should take them in his stride.

Read over anything he's unsure of, but that's it.

I think it depends on the subject. I used to teach French and certain things had to be memorised. Those who hadn't spent some time revising failed. I can't comment too much on other subjects as things have changed so much since I was at school, but when I was that age I did revise.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:19 pm 
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My DS did 2 hours a day quite happily with no nagging from us for his Y7 and Y8 exams. It paid dividends.
School gave them a detailed revision guide as to what would be examined for each subject which was a great help.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:28 pm 
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zorro wrote:
My DS did 2 hours a day quite happily with no nagging from us for his Y7 and Y8 exams. It paid dividends.
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Was this even on school days? or do you mean in the hols?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:33 pm 
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Not during term time! I'm not that cruel! :lol: :lol: They have their exams immediately after Christmas hols , so have 3 weeks to revise and in June when they have the half term week to revise.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:34 pm 
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:lol: thought it was a bit much :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:58 pm 
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Ds1 did revision for end of year exams in Yrs 4,5 & 6 and it certainly helped him. He probably did 1 hour a night in Yr 4 building up to about 2 hours in Yr 6. Teachers gave detailed revision guidance sheets. He will certainly be revising for his Yr 7 exams this year.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:58 am 
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I think year 7 is too early to be doing much revision. If your child has a problem in a particular area, then fine . But for the other subjects?

The thing is they are children for such a little time, let them have some fun while they still can. Public exams start in y10 nowadays, and they have many years of revising ahead of them.


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