From Monday 6th March, your child will be sitting a second series of mock examinations over a one week period which will equip your child with the experience of what to expect in their GCSE or Vocational Qualification examinations. It will also provide your child with an up-to-date analysis of their current academic performance. The results from these examinations will be provided to students in the second half of Module 4 and may also form part of their application to Sixth Forms and Post-16 Colleges.
The mock examinations will take place in the Academy’s Main Hall and will follow the Joint Council of Qualifications (JCQ) standards and conditions. Students will sit papers in all subjects they will take this summer, with each paper designed to assess the knowledge and skills taught during this academic year.
Students must attend the Academy as per their normal timetable if they do not have an examination. They are expected to attend each day in full uniform. A black pen and pencil, and Chromebooks must be brought with students to the Academy to support their studies.
All students are encouraged to attend a warm-up ‘Breakfast Session’, designed to provide your child with a bespoke intervention session focussed on their first examination of the day. All sessions will run from 7:45am to 8:25am with all students who attend the session receiving a free breakfast from 7:40am until 8:00am.
During this time we recommend that students get plenty of rest, maintain a healthy diet and talk to you or Academy staff if they feel stressed or anxious about the examinations. Please continue to support and motivate your child during this time and in the build-up to the examinations this summer. If you feel that your child requires further support or if you have any questions regarding the mock examinations, please contact your child’s Small School.
Where possible, it is recommended that your child has access to a quiet space, free from distractions to complete revision in the run-up to exams. I would highly recommend the website YoungMinds.com which provides useful advice on how to support your child during examinations.
Please find attached a copy of the examination timetable. The Academy strongly recommends that your child prepares fully for these examinations, with all learning resources available via their Google Classroom.
Head of Turing (Vice Principal for Raising Standards)