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Our year nine students will be participating in a two week session of summative assessments which will take place between Monday 13 and Friday 24 May 2019.
The purpose of these assessments is to track the progress and success of students during the last three years as well as starting to prepare them for their studies and examinations at key stage 4. The results will contribute to the students’ final pathways that will be reported to parents at the end of the year.
Working together with teachers and parents, the college will support students to ensure they are fully prepared for this type of examination. Students will also need to play their part by studying, revising and being organised both at school and at home. They need to be focused in lessons, on task and working to their full potential. In addition they must make sure they are correctly equipped and follow the clear expectations set out during the exam window. Specialist equipment and information will be given directly to students from the faculty areas during the build up to the 13 May. Faculty areas will also be preparing students with resources, information and revision materials where applicable; students will also complete tasks in class to develop skills. Homework and activities will also be set where parents can support their children to ensure they are fully prepared.
I have included two information tables: the first is an information summary of the length of the exam and outline of what will be included; and the second is an outline of the timetable for each subject area. Some form of assessment will take place in all subjects with students sitting the tests at the same time mainly in our sports hall and main hall. This will give our students a real experience of how a GCSE exam will operate. The only exception to this will be PE and design and technology and art, which will take place in individual faculty areas.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your on-going support over the last three years and with the next stage of your child’s educational journey. If there are any questions you or your child may have regarding any of the information given, please do not hesitate to contact me at school either by phone or by email.
Head of School
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