Year 11 students will make a (most likely welcome) return to normality this week, following the completion of their mock exams during the first two weeks of Term 3. Our Exams Officer and his team supported students through over 1900 individual papers over this time period. These have been passed on to Teachers for marking and feedback, which will be taking place this week.
I have been pleased with how the vast majority of students have approached their exams, particularly in terms of their preparation and the way that they have worked with our team of Invigilators – who uphold the Joint Council for Qualifications regulations, which we are required to adhere to when conducting exams. I appreciate that this has been an intensive period of assessment for each of them, and I hope that the feedback that they receive will provide the basis for focused effort and work over the coming weeks. Everything that happens now can make a difference to the outcomes in the summer.
Results will be communicated directly to students and can be discussed at our Year 11 Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 30th January, from 3.30pm. Parents will be able to collect our spring term Learning Overview, containing the latest projections for the exams, when they are sat in the summer term at the Parents’ Evening. Uncollected Learning Overviews will be sent home in the post.
There are just 13 weeks of school left until the formal GCSE examinations start in May. Take out the Applied Learning Day and Bank Holidays and that is just 63 more school days until the first exam – Computer Science on 13th May…!