Exam Timetables

External Exams

Individual timetables for the 2019 Summer exams are issued on 13th March 2019.  If a student loses this, she should request a replacement from Mr Young.  Overviews of all GCSE & A-level exams can be found here:

Summary A level Timetable 2019

Summary GCSE Timetable 2019

 

Other helpful documents:

GCSE Assessment Guide 2018

OFQUAL guide to coping with exam pressure

 

Internal Exams

The dates of the remaining internal exams this year are as follows.  Full attendance is essential for every pupil.

Year 12 – July 1st-5th.

Year 10 – Apr 23rd-May 3rd.  2019 Y10 Exam timetable

Year 9 – May 20th-24th.

Year 8 – June 3rd-7th.

Year 7 – March 29th- April 4th.  Please note that these Y7 exams start and finish a day earlier than originally planned.

There are many reasons why pupils are expected to sit these exams, but they can be summed up as follows:

  • To help pupils become increasingly familiar with the process of taking exams so that this is much less daunting when they come to sit their GCSEs and A-levels.
  • To help pupils understand how to prepare for and review exams effectively so that they know how to get the best out of themselves.
  • To give pupils, parents and teachers a realistic understanding of current progress, and to help them identify ways to improve this in the future.
  • To help pupils and parents identify appropriate avenues to pursue once the current phase of learning comes to an end.

Our teachers understand that pupils appreciate guidance in how to prepare for and complete their exams, and they always provide a lot of support with this. Parents who would like to know more about what is being assessed will find outlines of all our courses in the various departmental pages under the “Curriculum” tab on our website. These also contain links to external websites which pupils might find useful.

We are very mindful that exams can be stressful for pupils, and our PSHE programme contains sessions about how to revise and how to cope with exam pressure. Parents who would like to know more about how to support their children during exam periods may find the following video helpful:

 

Page updated March 2019