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National Exams

What is the Examination Policy?
The purpose of the examination policy is:

  • to ensure the planning and management of exams is conducted efficiently and in the best interests of candidates
  • to ensure the operation of an efficient exam system with clear guidelines for all relevant staff

It is the responsibility of everyone involved in the school’s exam processes to read, understand and implement this policy.

To see the full examinations policy, please go the Policies menu at the top of this page and select School Policies and open the Examinations Policy.

When will exams take place?
The 2020-2021 mock examinations for year 11 students will be re-scheduled for later this academic year

The Government has announced that the GCSE timetable for the summer 2021 is due to begin on 7th June and end on 2nd July for almost all GCSEs, with the exception of one Maths and one English exam, which will be held before the May half term, (provisional dates are currently 26th and 27th May). This is to ensure that any Year 11 pupils affected by Covid-19 have the best possible chance of still sitting a paper in each of these core subjects. Results day will be on Friday 27 August for GCSEs so students will start the following academic year as normal.

What exam support can I expect?
Making special arrangements for candidates to take exams is the responsibility of the assistant SENCO in liaison with the Exams Officer. Details of how this is planned and managed is outlined in Section 6 of the Examinations Policy.

Students are issued with a statement of entry in the spring term of Year 11. This informs them of the examinations that they have been entered for.

During the Spring term students will receive revision and exam technique sessions to help them prepare for the summer exams. In addition there is a session for parents that is held in the Spring term.

If any additional support is required at any point please contact your child's Head of House in the first instance.

Useful Revision Links

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After all the hard work ... you are now ready to take your exams! It can be a very stressful time so we hope the information here has helped you to do your very best!