9 March 2023

Brain Food 

Dear Parents, Guardians and students, 

As a Head of Year 11, I am always giving students advice regarding the summer exams, such as remembering to create a revision timetable and managing revision time. However, within Cheney, my other role is as a Food and Nutrition teacher, and I believe the kind of food we eat is also important during exam preparation.

In the link (below) are some Top tips on how eating and drinking can improve brain power. 

#Brain Food

Remember that, as well as a healthy diet, aiming for eight hours of sleep and exercising helps to keep the brain sharp. Research suggests that regular exercise improves cognitive function, slows down the mental ageing process and helps us process information more effectively.

Revision Timetable over Easter

There are revision sessions planned for different subjects across the Easter holidays which will be by invitation only. Students who will be invited will be contacted over the next few weeks.

Mr Olubodun

HOSP Year 11

Food and Nutrition Teacher

23 February 2023

Dear parents and students, as I am sure you are aware, your child will have their Mock Exams for English, Maths and Science next week.  Mocks can be a tense and stressful time for your child (and you!).  It’s important to make sure your child is coping during the exam run-up and the mock week itself. Creating a supportive learning environment at home can ensure your child feels well-prepared and calm entering the mocks.

Here is a summary from the assembly today: 


  •     You are sitting two papers, one for Language and one for Literature.
  •     Paper 1 Language is Creative Reading and Writing.
  • Paper 1 Literature is ‘Macbeth’ then Jekyll & Hyde.

You can revise for Language this weekend by:

  • Reading a fiction book for 20 minutes, then explaining 3 language choices and 2 structural choices the writer makes. You should also write a completed short story using some Gothic ingredients. 

You can revise for Literature this weekend by:

  • Memorising your knowledge organisers in chunks.
  • Memorising your ten quotations from each text.


  • You are sitting three papers, one non-calc and two calc
  • Any topic could appear on any of the three papers, regardless of calc or non-calc, so be ready for anything.
  • Weekend revision could be:
    • Flashcards - quick recaps of topics
    • Group revision - quiz each other
    • Mathsgenie - watch videos or answer practice questions
    • Past papers - practice exam-style questions, timed
  • Check that you have functioning Maths equipment - NOT LAST MINUTE


Link to GoogleDrive with Revision Resources

Finally, while your child is revising, from time to time, it is important for them to be encouraged to take a break, away from their desk. By moving their body and temporarily resting their brain, the information is more likely to be remembered. Mocks are a good way to consolidate knowledge and identify any gaps, so we will be working with the students to get the most out of this process and to support their learning.

For further support, students can access the links below for the Subject-Specific Revision Guidance and revision techniques

Revision Guidance

Revision Techniques and Support