In order to fully prepare our year 11 students for the challenges of the summer examination period we have planned a mock exam week beginning on Monday 2nd February until Friday 6th February. This is a really vital skill for our students to learn, balancing their time between revision periods at home and exams in school. Subjects being taken in the mocks are English, Maths and Science.
The mock examinations are a crucial part of Year 11 students’ preparation for their final GCSE examinations and should be approached with a similar degree of seriousness and effort. In a sense they are a “dress rehearsal” for the real thing, but additionally, they are part of the learning process required to ensure that students achieve to their potential in the summer. The process of revision and mock testing helps students to improve their knowledge and skills and this can be built upon even further in the summer. Conversely, failure to revise properly for mocks is bound to have a long-term detrimental effect on performance in the final exams.
All exams will be held in our MAD (Music and Drama) room and will be overseen by exam invigilators. We understand that some pupils may find this difficult so arrangements will be made to best facilitate your child’s needs. Students are responsible for bringing the correct equipment for exams and are advised to check what they need in advance with their subject teachers.
Students should approach these examinations with a determination to do their best and, therefore, prepare thoroughly. During the next few weeks students would be well advised to do some revision towards these examinations and therefore to act upon the advice and guidance given to them by their subject teachers in recent lessons, and the revision guide that was issued to every student earlier this month.
Please support us in ensuring your child is fully prepared for these exams. As always, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me or the curriculum leaders through the school office.
Many thanks for your continued support,
Mr Tom Boardman
Head of Year 11/ICT Curriculum Leader
Mock Timetable (GCSE)
English – 1hr paper (Monday 2nd February) AM (9:30 – 10:30)
Science – 1hr 15 paper (Wednesday 4th February) PM (14:00 – 15:15)
Maths – 1 x 1hr 30 paper (Thursday 5th February) AM Non Calculator
Maths – 1 x 1hr 30 papers. (Friday 6th February) AM Calculator