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Year 10

'Do not be afraid to dream of Great Things’ Pope Francis


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Y10 Careers Advice and Support

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form found on the link below:

The applications will go live on Monday 6th May and will close on Friday 7th June 2024 at 5pm (the application window is subject to closing early if a high volume of applications are received).

Y10 Mocks Advice

The drop down menus give specific advice on how to look after your well-being during Mocks and strategies for the best ways to revise.

For an editable version of a revision planner, download the document at the end of this page.

How to Revise

Coping with Pressure 

Stress can be good sometimes, it can help you to work harder and focus. But it can also have a big effect on you and make it hard to cope. Stress might affect you if you’re:

  • struggling to sleep
  • having negative thoughts about the future
  • getting headaches or feeling unwell a lot
  • not eating because of how you’re feeling
  • always thinking about your exams or worrying about them
  • not able to enjoy things anymore.

Exams can feel like a lot of pressure. You might need certain grades for a course or job. Or your parents, carers or teachers might be putting pressure on you. You might be putting lots of pressure on yourself as well.

Stress affects everyone differently, but if you’re worried, you don’t have to cope alone. Asking an adult you trust can help you find new ways to cope.

No matter where the pressure is coming from, there are ways to help you cope:

Think positively

When we feel anxious, we can start thinking things like ‘I can’t do this’ and ‘I’m going to fail’. It can be difficult, but try to replace these with positive thoughts such as: ‘this is just anxiety, it can’t harm me’ and, ‘relax, concentrate - it's going to be okay’.

Be honest about how you feel

Sometimes people can put pressure on you without even realising and sometimes it can help to talk about how it makes you feel. Talking about things can help you to think about other ways they can support you in the future. 

Don’t compare yourself to your friends

Competing with your friends can help to keep you motivated. But it can also make you feel like you’re not good enough, especially on social media. Try keeping a list of the revision you’ve done so you can see how much you’re achieving.

Exam Timetable, Rules & Guidance 

The Exams section of our website contains the following pages:

Exam Board Subject Pages 

The links below will take you to the website of the exam board page for each of your subjects. On these pages you will find lots of useful documents, such as the specification that tells teachers the content, they need to teach you, past papers and mark schemes along with examiners reports on each past exam which tell you the mistakes previous students have made that lost them marks, so that you can avoid making the same mistakes.

You do need to be careful that you are always looking at the correct documents, for example in some subjects including subjects like History, Geography and RE teachers are able to select some of the topics they teach you. Therefore, it is important that you check with your teacher the exact units you are studying for example in History at GCSE students are taught the Medicine though time unit as opposed to crime and punishment through time unit.

Subject Links to GCSE Exam Board Websites

Subject Specific Revision


To access all the revision resources for Biology visit this google drive folder.


KS4 Chemistry Google Classroom code is:ojm5ene

It contains the following items carefully organised by topic of study:

  • Lesson PowerPoints
  • Textbook extracts
  • Practice/summary questions and the mark scheme
  • Summary videos
  • Checklists
  • Knowledge organiser
  • Link to the past paper store (Google Drive folder)
  • 'My GCSE at a Glance' sheet explaining the overall layout of the assessment

The topics covered will be:

1. Atomic Structure and Periodic Table]

2. Structure and Bonding

3. Chemical Changes

4. Energy Changes and Rates

Some students may have started studying the next topic by the time they begin the mocks (5. Chemistry of the Atmosphere). This will not be in the Yr10 mock.

Computer Science 

Our resources are shared via Google Classroom

The code is: st3pbqc

Food Preparation and Nutrition 


GCSE Past Papers and Revision Classroom Code vyn54u2

We advise that you revise both the WHAT and the HOW for success in French.

The WHAT is the vocab and grammar.

The HOW is past paper practice.

  1. For speaking revision please ensure you learn thoroughly your answers to the role play and photocards which we will have prepared in class.
  2. For reading and listening revision, the past papers Google Classroom will help you to revise and develop your skills - ensure you write down new vocabulary. You also have reading and listening booklets to practice exam style questions.
  3. For writing revision, please refer to your writing booklets for advice and examples and check your grammar knowledge.
  4. All of this should be underpinned by additional resources on Memrise or Quizlet for vocabulary and on Seneca for grammar and further exam practice



Our Y10/11 revision resources are shared via Google Classroom

The code is: g2r24km


Our resources are shared via our Google Classroom

The code is: efamdhz


Our resources are shared via Google Classroom

The code is: n2dnugs


Physical Education 

All revision resources can be found via our google classroom. The code is xnlpfsr. Here you will find access to revision booklets, past papers, as well as lesson materials if you have any gaps!

Further revision resources can be found on the following links:-

Religious Studies 

Revision Booklets

Year 10 Mocks - Google Classroom codes

k2yxd2w - 10X-RE2 - KST

jdeve3z - 10Y-RE2 - KST

rsohjyl - 10Y-RE3 - JSE

ou5xeoc - 10X-RE3 - JSE

g5zu4gi - 10Y-RE4 and 10X-RE4 - MNU

5sox257- 10Y-RE1 - MSH

agqn467 - 10X-RE1 - MSH


Click on the links below for past papers:

The Spanish revision resources are on Memrise.  To access resources by theme visit our KS4 Spanish page.

Vocab Lists for Listening and Reading

Additional revision resources are accessible via the google classroom for your specific Spanish class.  Contact your teacher to receive the code.

Other ways to access general advice and support 

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I am concerned about something.  Who can I talk to in school? 

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For full info on all the ways that we can support you, visit our Student Welfare page.

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Who can I ask for advice outside of school? 

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Reporting an Online Issue

We advise that you speak with a trusted adult before reporting an incident

  • CEOP: If you are worried about online sexual abuse, or the way someone has been communicating with you online.
  • Report Remove: ChildLine's online tool to empower young people to stop the spread of nude images online