Re: Year 11 GCSE Mock and BTEC Public Examination Arrangements – January 2021
We are writing about the Year 11 GCSE mock Examinations starting on Wednesday 13th January 2021.
As you know, the purpose of these examinations is to provide an opportunity for students to begin revising the practical content of their GCSE subjects so that this can be committed to long-term memory.
It is also to enable them to experience the pressure of working under examination conditions, managing their time in that situation and navigating their way through examination papers and activities. We are sure you will join us in urging your son/daughter to make the very most of this opportunity to enhance his/her chances of success in the final examinations next summer.
Students will be expected to be in all of their lessons when not in examinations between Wednesday 13th January – Thursday 11th February. Your son/daughter will receive an individual examination timetable that is now available on your My Child at School account. The overall master timetable will also be available on the academy website.
Please can you ensure that your son/daughter is at the academy on time as we will need to ensure morning examinations begin promptly at 9:00am. Please also be aware that there may be occasions when examinations run past our usual 3:30pm finish time. Registers will be taken in all lessons from Wednesday 13th January – Thursday 11th February and we will contact you if your son/daughter is absent.
In addition to the mock examinations, some of the Year 11 students have BTEC public examinations starting on Wednesday 8th January 2021. Your son/daughter has been issued with a timetable for these subjects, and a copy has also been posted on your My Child at School account. We are sure you will join us in urging your son/daughter to make the very most of this opportunity to enhance his/her chances of success as these examinations will count towards his/her actual qualifications in the summer.
Head of College, in charge of Examinations
Head of College, leading on Year 11