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Following a nomination by Microsoft, The Grammar School proudly announces that it is now recognized as a Microsoft Showcase School for 2014-2015.  The Grammar School has now joined an exclusive group of schools across the world which successfully integrates technology with teaching and learning to deliver more personalized education to ...

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Classes 4-5: Upper School

In Class 4 it is very important to understand that Class 4 is the beginning of a two year course which culminates in students’ first external examinations. The International GCSE examinations are VERY important because they will be recorded on the application that is sent to university and they reflect ability, motivation to succeed and effort at this stage.

Class 4 is the year to:
  • Continue interests and extra activities including sports, as   these will assist later on in the application process for university. Extra-curricular activities provide depth and additional skills to an academic profile
  • It is a good time to get involved in a balance of activities, including some voluntary work
  • Enhance global awareness by following current affairs. Websites such as www.bbc.co.uk or www.thetimesonline.co.uk are useful points of reference
In Classes 4 and 5:
  • Students responsible for individual self-directed study and research, vital skills for Class 6 and 7
  • Attend all lessons regularly; absences from school may seriously hinder academic progress
Study Tips:
  • Be methodical and systematic in assigned work both at school and at home. 
  • Keep a homework diary to keep track assignments and deadlines.  Do homework as soon as possible
  • Homework should be done in a QUIET place, without the distraction of mobile phones and other electrical devices
  • Read over lessons on a daily basis to ensure that the material covered is fully understood.  If you have any questions, ask your teacher the following day.  Do not leave questions unanswered, seek advice from the teacher 
  • Regular revision will lead to successful grades
  • The International GCSE examinations take place at the end of Class 5 and students will be examined on material from the 2 year course of study. It is therefore imperative to make neat, organised notes and revise regularly.  Accurate note-taking is a VERY important skill to acquire for the future
  • Work on past paper questions to become familiar with the type and format of questions that may arise in the examinations
  • Read AROUND subjects.  Do that EXTRA bit of research required to obtain an A* grade
  • PLAN time effectively to include leisure as well. Create a study schedule to build effective time management skills. 
  • Remember: performance at this level will guide elective choices for A Level.  International GCSE examination results are also an important aspect of a student’s academic history because universities are increasingly using this performance in their selection criteria.  Achieving a clutch of good grades is therefore an advantage


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