Exam Timetables

External Exams

Full timetables will be published nearer the time, but the exam periods for GCSE and A-levels are as follows:

A-levels: May 20th – June 26th.

GCSEs: May 13th – June 26th.

GCSE Assessment Guide 2018

 

Internal Exams

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

 

Year 13 – Nov 5th – 6th. Feb 25th – Mar 1st. 

Year 12 – Nov 5th-6th. Feb 27th-28th. July 1st-5th.

Year 11 – Dec 6th-19th. 2018 Mock Exam timetable

Year 10 – Apr 23rd-May 3rd.

Year 9 – May 20th-24th.

Year 8 – June 3rd-7th.

Year 7 – April 1st-5th.

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 our pupils, and our PSHE programme contains sessions on how to revise and on how to cope with exam stress. Parents who would like to know more about how to support their children during exam periods may find the following video helpful:

 

Page updated October 2018