A handful of pupils have chosen to sit some of their GCSE exams, postponed from Summer 2020, in this exam window:
GCSE exams – Monday 2 November to Monday 23 November
Year 12 tests: 9th – 10th November
Year 13 tests: 30th November – 1st December
General Exam notes
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: