Barlby High @Barlby_HighOn Monday 21 January we are holding a public meeting from 6-6.30pm at the school to inform the local community about the future of our swimming pool. Find out more here: days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyEng: Y7 created some absolutely gorgeous children’s stories today to teach their readers about our school values. Students were a…3 days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyFoodTech: Hey Y11, have a fab day @york_college or wherever , enjoy your day 😀3 days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighGreat to see former student @JadeCuttle you’re getting well deserved recognition. days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_High@FrancescaMeli5 Please see updated tweet buses can go via another route so please wait at bus stop.1 week ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighBus update: 87s will run hour later than normal pick up times. The bus is at the first stop so please ensure you make it back to the bus stop for revised pick up times. Any queries please ring school 01757 706161.1 week ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighOur advice is not to try and walk due to the accident. Wait for the bus or alternatively you can bring your child avoiding A19.1 week ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighBus update: 87s is making its way to pick students up. Could take a while due to traffic so please wait or if parent/carers can bring students please avoid A19.1 week ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighAccident on A19 near Riccall, all buses en-route. 87s will be delayed but wait at bus stops if nonother method of getting to school and wait for update. Take care on all routes and allow extra time where possible.1 week ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbySport: Yr10 Girls County Cup v Rossett. Barlby come from 2-1 down to win 4-2 against the side that put them out last year. Great…1 week ago
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Year 11 Exam Information

Preparing for exams

We all recognise that exams are a stressful but very important time. We also believe that by following some simple rules anyone can be successful in their exams.

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”
Benjamin Franklin


In simple terms students need to:

  • Plan their time
  • Create a suitable place to work
  • Plan WHAT to learn
  • Plan HOW they will learn
  • Make sure they build time for rest into their exam planners and revision timetables


Planning time and useful hints

We will work with students to make sure they have the tools they need to succeed with revision through a planned programme of events at school.

Other useful hints for planning revision time include:

  • When creating a revision timetable the key is to be honest and realistic. Build in time to rest, in addition to mapping out the time that will be spent on subject content.
  • Start early. Revision is reinforcing old knowledge, not learning anything new.
  • Throughout your time at Barlby High get into best practice. Do homework at set times, meet all deadlines.
  • Plan from your exams and work backwards, build in birthdays etc. Be realistic.
  • Find an appropriate place to work – ensure that you have somewhere quiet, calm and comfortable. If you struggle with this at home, see your Head of Year for help and support.
  • Make sure you have a flat surface to work on. Beds just do not work!
  • Make sure you have good lighting. You need to be able to see!
  • Get in to a work routine – all homework needs to be completed in these conditions. Get into best practice routines.


Plan what you will learn
  • There is no point revising what you already know really well and can apply. Work out what you need to know, and what you don’t know. This is what you must concentrate on.
  • Test yourself to establish how well you know something. Traffic light it:
    • Green – I know it and can apply it
    • Amber – I mostly know it but struggle to explain it
    • Red – No-idea!


Plan how you will learn

Remember that everyone learns in different ways. Some of the following everyone MUST do but some suit only some people and subjects. Try different methods but remember you need to learn a topic and be able to explain it.

  • Make notes and summarise content
  • Flash cards
  • Mindmaps
  • Quizzes
  • Past exam papers
  • Testing yourself with your friends


Top ten revision tips

Exam Timetable 2019

The exam timetable for the summer series of exams for Year 11 will be available here as soon as it is published. 

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