Student Zone

Year 11

At NSG we are dedicated to ensuring the success of our Y11 students. Our staff are always available to support and guide the students along with a team of teaching and support staff who carefully monitor progress and intervene


There are a range of intervention sessions available across all subject areas for Y11, these include:

  • Timetabled sessions during Period 4, extracurricular on Thursdays
  • Small group tuition for English and Maths for selected students
  • Afterschool classes
  • Revision sessions during the school holidays
  • Subject based intervention during Period 2 from January onwards

Independent Study

All girls are provided with a revision guide and workbook for each subject area to support them with homework and independent study. It is recommended that all girls work independently at home or school for 1 hour per day. We also recommend the use of a range of online resources for independent study all of which can be found in the useful links below.



Students are invited to attend a revision residential trip during the Easter holidays to help students to develop their study skills and revision techniques in preparation for their GCSE exams.

Exam Practice

In order to prepare the girls as well as possible for their summer exams a range of exam practice sessions will be provided. These include:

  • Trial exams – There are 2 trial exam periods; week commencing 5th December and Week commencing 6th March. All subjects in which students will complete a formal examination will provide a trail exam. Attendance during these weeks is vital.
  • Core Subject rotation – Taking place in the Hall, girls will complete English, Maths and Science exams on a 4 weekly rotations to gain; regular, targeted, exam focussed feedback.
  • Walking Talking Mocks – Designed to dispel the fear factor associated with exams, in these alternative style exams, teachers will lead students through exam papers, focussing on interpretation of the questions and modelling what a good answer looks like.

Details of all exams timetables both internal and external can be found on the Exams page.



We are delighted to celebrate our girl’s achievements throughout their career at NSG with the Y11 Prom. Celebrated after the final GCSE exams are completed all girls who have maintained attendance above 97% are invited to attend.


June 2017 – GCSE Timetable