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Year 10 mock examinations

Monday 24th June to Thursday 4th July 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

All Year 10 students will be sitting examinations between Monday 24th June and Thursday 4th July.

Students will not be on study leave at this time; normal lessons will run when students do not have an examination. Students should arrive to school as normal at 8.15am and register with their tutors. The school day will end slightly later when students have afternoon exams; please check the attached timetable carefully.

It is vital students understand the importance of these exams. They provide an opportunity for students to practise completing examinations in subjects they study. In some areas the grades will inform tiers of entry (foundation/higher papers) and sets that students are placed in for the beginning of Year 11.

It is important that your son/daughter is preparing for these examinations at home. They should be revising using revision guides, their exercise books, revision websites and past papers on the internet. All students have participated in a study skills session where they have been introduced to a variety of revision and preparation methods that will help them with exam preparation.

The examination timetable is available to download below and by clicking here. Please read through it with your child to ensure that they are prepared for each day. Please display a copy of the exam timetable at home and ensure that your son/daughter has their own copy.

Please help your son/daughter to do their best in the examinations by reinforcing the examination expectations outlined below:

  • Arrive on time to all exams in full school uniform. If students are late, they will not be given entry to the exam venue.
  • Line up sensibly in the playground before the start of each exam.
  • Enter the venue in silence, put bags and coats in the allocated place in the hall and then take their seats as quickly as possible without talking.
  • Have the correct equipment for each examination – at least 2 pens (should be black ink), pencils, rubber, ruler and any subject specific equipment necessary. This equipment should be kept in a plastic, see-through bag.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off, and either left at home or in their bags. Phones cannot be in students’ pockets during exams.

Students’ conduct in these exams must be perfect. Failure to behave in any manner other than that may result in non-entry for final examinations.

I hope all students achieve well in these exams. Good results should show students what they are capable of achieving; poor results should encourage students to take responsibility for their progress and address where they went wrong.

Upcoming Events and Dates:

Tuesday 9th July 2019

GCSE Geography Trip to Goring by the Sea 

Wednesday 10th July

GCSE History Trip to Hampton Court 

Thursday 11th July

P1-3 GCSE Geography fieldwork write up session

Friday 12th July 2019

Teachers will enter results and effort grades.

Friday 12th July 2019 – Thursday 18th July 2019

Year 10 Work experience

Friday 19th July 2019

Year 10 Work Experience Debrief

Yours fiathfully,

Ms G Le Grande                                                                                              

Assistant Headteacher – Year 10 Progress