The exam period can often be a stressful and overwhelming time for students, as their educational journeys come to an end and they prepare to put everything they’ve learnt to the test.
That’s why Future U was on hand to deliver extra support through a series of Maths and English intervention sessions for young people from Skelmersdale and Chorley in the run up to exams last term.
A group of 14 students from Years 12 and 13 at West Lancashire College were provided with classroom-based revision sessions in both subjects, centred around the curriculum specification.
Focused on the topics expected to feature in their upcoming exams, the sessions were also tailored to meet the needs of individuals in the specific areas they felt they needed further support.
In addition, students had the opportunity to spend one-to-one time with Future U Outreach Assistant Gemma Nightingale, who led the sessions, to address any concerns and seek guidance where necessary.
Meanwhile in Chorley, a group of four Year 10 students from Holy Cross Catholic High School started preparations for their GSCEs early, taking part in a series of Maths activities which had been designed to develop and enhance their problem-solving skills ahead of their final exams next summer.
Gemma Nightingale said: “These sessions have been well received by both teachers and students who have participated. With the older students at West Lancashire College, the sessions were very effective in preparing the students for taking their exams, as it allowed them the opportunity to ask lots of questions and experience a different approach to breaking down texts and problem solving, from what they have been doing within their regular lessons.
“By working in small groups, students had the opportunity to work one-to-one with myself, which they agreed gave them the chance to ask for help, making them feel prepared and ready to sit their exams.
“Working with the Year 10 students at Holy Cross consisted of fun, interactive activities, based around problem solving as opposed to revising content they had already been taught. From chair swapping to code breaking, the students enjoyed the variety and playful approach to each task. As they start their final year in September, they can take their new skills and techniques into their exams, to help them achieve the grades they aspire to.”