Getting through your GCSEs

Practical support and guidance to manage and succeed in year 11, from the University of Oxford


Activity type: free toolkit for in-class delivery and/or live webinar

Year group: year 11

Gatsby Benchmarks: 7


To offer practical support and guidance to enable year 11 students to manage their final GCSE year to the best of their abilities.


  • To develop study skills (NERUPI P3)
  • To develop the capacity for and confidence in academic attainment (P3, B3)
  • To develop resilience in the face of educational pressures (B3)

Learning Outcomes

Through this programme, learners will:

  • Better understand how to maintain positive mental health and wellbeing during times of educational pressure through the provision of informed advice and guidance
  • Better understand how to prepare for GCSE assessment through the provision of informed advice and guidance
  • Have had positive interactions with HE staff and students and understood how HE relates to their current stage of learning
  • Have had opportunity to put into practice academic skills.


Providing practical support and guidance to enable Year 11 students to manage and succeed in their final GCSE year.

  • Revision timetabling
  • Revision tips and methods
  • Exam tips
  • Wellbeing and mental health
  • Study skills

No matter what form assessment takes this year, pupils still need to get through their final year of GCSEs, and the skills of self-directed learning and revision, and the capacity to take care of their wellbeing are arguably more important this year than ever before!

How it works

For now all of our activities are online only rather than in-person. There are three parts to the programme.

  • Toolkit: resources that we have developed that you can use either in full hour-long sessions or as bitesized chunks. Features a mix of videos, worksheets, and exercises.
  • Webinar: live webinar using and building on the toolkit. Usually one hour in duration.


The ‘Getting through your GCSEs’ programme for 2020/21 is open for booking. To book now or make enquiries, please send us an email. We can discuss your needs with you by phone, videocall or email.

Eligibility criteria apply to access our programmes.

What people say


Felt better prepared to effectively manage their time


Understood that preparing for GCSEs is a useful transferable skill, for example for A-Levels/college, university, or work


Could better recognise their own well being needs


Could better recognise triggers and symptoms connected with academic pressure


of teachers would recommend to others


Felt better prepared to manage the pressures of revision and exams

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