Supporting your child

Year 7 Curriculum Map

Please click here to download a copy of our Year 7 Curriculum Map

This curriculum map demonstrates what we teach your child during their first year at our school.

Year 8 Curriculum Map

Please click here to download a copy of our Year 8 Curriculum Map

This curriculum map demonstrates what we teach your child during their second year at our school.

Homework

The aim of Homework and Extended Learning is to:

• raise standards of achievement;
• provide opportunities for students to work independently and to take responsibility for organising their work;
• help students recognise the link between good study habits and higher standards of achievement;
• check that students have understood classwork;
• consolidate or extend work covered in school;
• prepare for future lessons; and
• extend lesson time to enable the National Curriculum to be covered.

Homework can be:
• Independent learning
• Consolidation of work in class
• Practise - learning by doing
• Completion of coursework assignments
• Research or investigating
• Reading
• Interviews
• Visual arts
• Graphic communication & language
• Using ICT
• Recording

Homework and Extended Learning tasks will be set regularly and recorded on the Show My Homework Website. Please click here to visit Show My Homework

Marking
Homework will be regularly marked and assessed, with students receiving feedback promptly.

• Behaviour Points will be issued to students for failing to complete homework or failing to meet deadlines or completing work below a standard commensurate with their ability in accordance with the Behaviour Policy.
• Heron Points (Achievement Points) will be awarded to students for good, excellent and outstanding effort or homework in accordance with the Behaviour Policy.

The Role of Students

All students should complete homework tasks to the deadlines and standards expected by their teacher. Students should aim to get into a routine of regularly completing work when it is set by referring to the Show My Homework website to plan and organise their tasks. Students should inform their teacher prior to the deadline if they have concerns regarding the difficulty of the work set or if they are concerned they will not meet the deadline set.

The Role of Parents and Carers

Parents and carers should support their child in the completion of homework tasks and inform the school if there is an issue with their child meeting deadlines or with completing the task to the standard required. We ask for the support of parents if sanctions are required due to their child failing to complete homework on time or to the required standard.

Key Stage 3 Exam Support

Key Stage 3 End of Year Exam and Revision Information for Students

Please click here to download the Key Stage 3 Revision Guide PDF

We have been working on an entirely new site devoted to revision, exam resources and guidance for our students. You can log into this site using your school computer login.

Please click here to go to the new student revision portal

The new portal will work on any device you wish to use and has embedded Microsoft Office applications to allow you to view these resources regardless of if you have Microsoft Office installed on your device or not.

Key Stage 4 Exam Support

Year 10 and 11 Exam and Revision Information for Students and Parents
The aim is to provide helpful advice about the exams to students and parents.

Revision Tips

We have been working on an entirely new site devoted to revision, exam resources and guidance for our students. You can log into this site using your school computer login.

Please click here to go to the new student revision portal

The new portal will work on any device you wish to use and has embedded Microsoft Office applications to allow you to view these resources regardless of if you have Microsoft Office installed on your device or not.

Past Papers
Each subject has included past papers within our new student revision portal for you to download and practice with. You can also find additional past papers on our school shared drive which can be accessed using home access plus from the student menu at the top of this page.

Revision Sites
Please click here to view the School revision presentation
This is a copy of the presentation slides from the school for supporting students through the exam period.

Please click here to go to BBC GCSE Bitesize
This is a revision site provided by the BBC and covers most subjects. It is one of the most popular revision sites.

Please click here to go to BBC Professor John Dunlosky Interview
This link takes you to a really useful interview with Prof. John Dunlosky covering revision techniques.

Please click here to go to Get Revising
This site offers tips and advice on how to revise and is well worth a look.

Please click here to go to Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information
A guide to Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Please click here to view spaced repetition video
This link is to a video on using spaced repetition.

Please click here to view a YouTube Revision Techniques Playlist
This link is for a Revision Techniques playlist that has been compiled on youtube.

Please click here to download the 'Prepare to Perform' planner
This is a diary to help students plan their revision and exam days effectively.

Please click here to download the parental guide to 'Prepare to Perform'
This is a guide to help parents/carers support their child through their exams

Please click here to download the 'Prepare to Perform' recipe booklet
This guide provides 20 healthy recipes designed especially to enhance performance, concentration and energy in exams

Key Stage 4 Revision Tips

Please click here to download the how to study and revise effectively guide

Please click here to download the Year 11 Revision Guide

Please click here to download the Parent Support PDF

Supporting Your Child During Exam Time (Young Minds)

As we start to move towards exam season, Young Minds have launched advice for parents about supporting their children.

Tips include:

  • Encourage your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing.
  • Make sure they are eating and drinking at regular intervals.
  • Reassure them – reinforce that you are and will be proud of them no matter what happens.
  • Remain positive and hopeful!
  • Let them know their feelings are valid and normal, but also offer support and solutions where possible.
  • Anxiety is often worst at night and this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routine

You can find out more here: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-exam-time/

Top Last Minute Study Tips

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GCSEPOD

09. Parent Flyer Schools

The school has subscribed to GCSEPod to support our students in the run up to their GCSE exams. As parents, you can utilise the resources to help support your child's revision. This video will tell you a little more:

Click here to go to GCSEpod

Assessment & Reporting

Here at Herne Bay High School, we are committed to providing regular feedback in the progression of your child as they work through each Key Stage.
In Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 this will include 3 Progress reviews combined with mentor evenings and a full parents evening.

Please click here to download our Assessment and Reporting Information Sheet