Year 11 Mock Examinations Letter

Three students can be seen sitting in an outdoor area of the academy, laughing and socialising together.

Dear Parents/Carers

Re: Year 11 Mock Examinations – Monday 4th December – Friday 15th December 2023 

As explained during the Year 11 Information Evening this week, all of Year 11 will sit a series of mock examinations in the last fortnight of this module. This will give students the opportunity to practise sitting examinations and apply their learning to past questions. The feedback that students will receive from these papers in January from their teachers will be invaluable in helping them prepare for their final examinations in May 2024.

Please find enclosed the timetable for Year 11 mock exams. We will be running these exams in line with the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) regulations to ensure students are practised in exam protocol to meet public examination standards. Throughout the mock examination period, students should continue to come to the academy every day as normal. Morning exams will start at 8.30am and 11.30am, and afternoon exams will begin at 2.00pm. Some afternoon examinations will end after the usual academy day, as will occur in the summer period. It is imperative that all students arrive on time in the morning to ensure that they are not late for their exam. 

All students are expected to come fully prepared to sit their exams, including bringing all writing and specialist equipment. Students are expected to be in full academy uniform. All examination regulations in relation to mobile phones, watches, and other electronic devices (these are not allowed to be on a student’s person in an exam room), as well as conduct, must be adhered to and students will be removed from examinations if they fail to follow these rules. Only water in clear bottles without labels may be brought to any examination room and if bringing a pencil case, it must be clear. 

Finally, we would like to remind you that students should not be taken out of the academy for any reason during exam periods. Medical or dental appointments should not be made during this time as exams cannot be rescheduled or taken at another time to suit the student. These arrangements are exactly as they would be for a public exam such as a GCSE or A Level. Should you have any further questions or require clarification on any of the details in this letter please do not hesitate to contact me at the Academy or use the respective small school contact below:

Kind regards, 

Mr Jonathan Kamya | Head of Turing School