Examinations and Revision/Get Set

Easter Holiday - Year 11 Revision Classes 2020

The following has been sent to all parents of Year 11 pupils:

I am writing to let you know about revision classes that will be available during the Easter holiday break.

These high impact sessions will suit a pupil who will respond positively to an intensive, fast paced review of key skills and content across the subject areas.

Please see the attached timetable for detail of dates and subjects involved. Details of classrooms will be advised nearer the time.

The College is paying staff from these subject areas to deliver these sessions; the cost options are:  £10.00 per day from 09:00 – 10:55 (first 2 sessions only) or £15.00 per day from 09:00 – 11:55 (all 3 sessions)If your child does not attend on the day in question, the contribution will be non-refundable.

Please note that, due to the limited number of staff available on site over Easter, any pupil who is not focussed and making the most of this additional opportunity will be sent home and no refund will be provided.

Should your child wish to attend any or all of these days, please select your options from the sessions for each day your child will be attending and return the completed contract together with correct payment (where appropriate) to Pupil Reception no later than Monday 16 March to enable us to pre-organise the sessions. Payment can also be made online via www.scopay.com  or by cash/cheque, made payable to ‘Swanmore College ‘with your child’s name, tutor and ‘Yr11 Easter Revision’ on the reverse.  If your child is eligible for Pupil Premium, please contact Mrs Benton for assistance. Places are limited therefore if numbers are oversubscribed, pupils will be randomly selected.

If paying online, please select the correct ‘number of days/sessions’ option as required. For example:

If your child wishes to attend Tuesday 7 April choosing the following:

  1. History (Portchester 09:00 – 9:55)
  2. French (Foundation Speaking  10:00 – 10:55)

Please select option “1 (2 session) revision day “for £10.00.

If your child wishes to attend Wednesday 8 April choosing the following:

1   Eng Lit (Lord of the Flies 09:00 – 09:55)

2   Spanish (Higher listening 10:00 – 10:55)

3   History (USA Overview 11:00 – 11:55)

Please select option “1 (3 session) revision day” for £15.00

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the Finance office via accounts@swanmore-sec.hants.sch.uk

Yours faithfully

L Barker


GCSEPod is now available at Swanmore College. We have subscribed to the award-winning service to give your child access to thousands of hours of professionally produced, audio-visual content which will benefit them throughout the coming year.

More information on GCSEPod and how to access it can be found below:

  • GCSEPod Information and Help

    GCSEPod is now available at Swanmore College. We have subscribed to the award-winning service to give your child access to thousands of hours of professionally produced, audio-visual content which will benefit them throughout the coming year.

    GCSEPod has over 4,000 teacher-written, audio-visual pods which have been produced specifically for learning, homework and revision. The Pods contain all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that your child needs for GCSE success. They won’t need to use GCSEPod for long to see the impact; in fact, consistent use of just 10 minute chunks is proven to support achievement whatever your child’s target grade is.

    The GCSEPod website can be viewed on mobiles, tablets and PCs and the Pods can be downloaded for offline viewing. The Pods are mapped to the curriculum and students can access pre-set exam playlists which collate all the Pods relevant to a specific exam into a neatly organised list.

    Once your child has activated their account they can browse the Pod library and create their own playlists – just as they would when they’re listening to music. We recommend that you discuss GCSEPod with your son or daughter to ensure that they have successfully activated their accounts and encourage them to make use of this service throughout their GCSEs.

    All pupils have already been registered with GCSEPod and simply need to activate their account and choose a username and password. To access GCSEPod for the first time, pupils should follow these simple steps:

    • Go to gcsepod.com and click “Login” in the top right hand corner
    • Click “New here? Get ”
    • Select “Pupil”
    • Enter your child’s name, date of birth and type Swanmore College (this should appear in a dropdown Click on the school in this list to confirm it.
    • Select a username, password, and a password hint to help you remember the


    Once logged in pupils can search for Pods by keyword, a specific exam or subject area.

    For more ways you can help support your child using GCSEPod, visit www.gcsepod.com/parents where you’ll find lots more information and resources.

    If you have any questions regarding GCSEPod please contact Miss Phillips who is GCSEPod Lead for the College.

    For specific technical advice please use the help pages on the website or email support@gcsepod.com.

    We’re looking forward to helping your child get the best from this new resource!


Get Set is about ‘Successful Exam Technique’.  ‘Successful Exam Technique’ starts with a well-planned and structured Revision Programme.  This guide will help Year 11s to put a programme together that works for them.

Subject Specific Help

For more specific information regarding a particular subject please select from your subject from the list below.

Exam Timetables

Informal Exams Information

Information for Parents

Year 11 After College Revision Sessions