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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?
For the academic year 2020-2021 mock examinations for year 11 students will take place week beginning Monday 30th November 2020.

The PROVISIONAL GCSE timetable for the summer 2021 session is from week beginning Monday 10th May until week beginning Monday 21st June. 

We are STRONGLY advised that these will be subject to change and that the most likely outcome of any change will be the exams being pushed back to June/July. Therefore, we STRONGLY advise parents NOT to book any holiday that begins before our current official end of term date of 20th July 2021.

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

BBC Bitesize GCSE

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!