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Current Pupils can stay up to date with what is going on in school by keeping an eye on the News Section, which features stories about pupil achievements right across the school.  From First Form to Upper Sixth, the news section celebrates success stories from academic to sporting, drama to music as well as reviews of many of the events and trips that pupils take part in.  

 

Methodist College Senior Office Bearers 2018/2019


 

 Pastoral Care at Methody 
 

We hope that ALL our pupils are able to enjoy their time here at Methody, with all the opportunities that are available both inside and outside the classroom.  
 
We recognise, however, that at various times there will be some pupils who need extra help in dealing with the challenges they face. This could be because of difficulties coping with schoolwork and exams, or issues such as bullying and family problems that are causing distress.
 
Issues like these can affect anyone and there is never any shame in asking for help when it is needed. This is where the College Pastoral Care Team plays an important role. We will always take any worries and concerns very seriously and we want to help. 
 
The Pastoral Care section of the website contains information about some of the issues that face young people.  There are a lot of useful websites that are particularly good for pupils who would prefer to look for information or speak to someone away from the College. 
 
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 Information about The Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Methodist College is committed to helping pupils to apply for and receive EMA payments as set out by the Department for Employment and Learning. Pupils who decide to stay on at school, may be able to get the Education Maintenance Allowance. EMA is a weekly award of £30 which is paid fortnightly to eligible students. To find out more about the EMA, please read Education Maintenance Allowance [EMA] Policy - updated 2019

Pupils who are aged 16 and over who think they may be eligible should speak to Mrs Brand (Rolls & Records, Admin Office) or Mrs Allen-Antuna (Senior School Admin Assistant) for more information/application forms.


Summer Exam Information



Click on the links below to download information


Form 1 

 Form 1 Junior School Summer Revision (2019)
Form 1 Revision Timetable Grid 
 Summer Exam Timetable 2019

Form 2:

 Form 2 Junior School Revision (2019)
 Form 2 Revision Timetable Grid
Summer Exam Timetable 2019

Form 3:

 Form 3 Junior School Revision (2019)
Form 3 Revision Timetable Grid
Summer Exam Timetable 2019

Form 4:

Summer Exam Timetable 2019
 
Candidate Guide to Preventing Malpractice

All GCSE and A Level exam candidates must read and follow the guidance contained in the booklet below.

The regulations regarding exam malpractice apply to all Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) exam boards. Any breech of these regulations, whether accidental or deliberate, could jeopardise the award of your exam(s).


Candidate Guide to Preventing Malpractice Booklet



 Tips for Revision

Please click here to read the Exam Success Booklet

WWW: The What?Where? When? of  Revision

What?

Get a copy of your syllabus. If your teachers have not given you one, find one online. Don't waste time learning stuff you don't need to know!

Put a line through sections of your syllabus you are happy with, and write additional notes in its margin. By the time of your exam, your syllabus should look knackered!

How you revise is most important. Some don'ts:

• don't just read your syllabus, books or class notes
• don't just work through questions
• don't forget to take a break!

Revising will always get tedious. Remember:

Nothing easy is worthwhile.
Nothing worthwhile is easy.
So, fire yourself up and do:

• use lots of ways to revise
• plan your revision with a timetable
• read, and write summaries of, your notes
• draw diagrams
• sketch mind maps (spider diagrams) of key issues
• use mnemonics (rhymes of word lists) to prompt you
• revise with a friend: ask and answer questions
• work through past exam papers
• answer guided questions in revision books

Where?

Try to find somewhere where you won't be disturbed. If you can work with music on, this can help you relax. It can also drown at noises around you.

Make sure you have an empty desk to work at, with everything you need at hand for the session ahead. Have plenty of scrap paper handy.
If you're using the web to revise, make sure you know what you want to improve on before you start.

When?

You can never revise enough might be true, but don't sit for hours on end working at the same subject—your revision will be most effective in the first hour.

So make sure you:

• plan revision slots of between 40-60 minutes
• have something to look forward to, e.g. a TV show
• tick off things that you have done, and note things you have to do

Once you know the date of your exam, aim to start revising at least a month before. Too many of our visitors leave it all until the last minute—our usage statistics go through the roof the night before exam days.

Avoiding Exam Stress


KEY POINTS

It is never too late to start. Ask for help if you need it, but make a start now!

Prioritise your work load, make a study plan.

Be realistic about your study workload.

Study early in the day. Studies show the more you exercise your brain in the morning the better you memory is, and you will have free time later in the day!

Stay as healthy as possible – eat well, get plenty of fluids, sleep and exercise.   Take time to relax.

Take healthy breaks – give yourself a reward that you can look forward to.

Talk about any fears or anxieties with family and friends.

Be realistic about anxieties – we all have them but it is not healthy to stress out endlessly.  If you feel stress is out of control get help from any of the pastoral care team or other staff.

Before exams, organise yourself – be prepared.

If you feel anxious try deep breathing exercises and take control.

After exams – assess how you coped practically but do not autopsy it! 

Now relax and reward yourself.

More advice is available from Pastoral care staff and the Sanatorium.

Sixth Form Forum

 

The Sixth Form Forum Nominated Charity For This Year Is: 
 


 

Members of the Sixth Form Forum met with Kerry Roe-Ely from the Brain Tumour Charity.