Year 10 Summer Mocks

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Dear Parents/Carers

RE: Year 10 Summer Mock Series Schedule Monday 10th June to Friday 21st June

I hope this letter finds you well.

I am writing to inform you about the very first Year 10 mock examination series. These mock exams are an opportunity for both students and teachers to assess the progress students have made in their respective subjects. These summer mocks will help identify strengths and areas that may require additional attention as we come closer to year 11 GCSE Examination year.  

  • Week 1 will consist of in class assessment where pupils will be completing exam papers within their normal timetabled lessons.
  • Week 2 will be followed by formal examinations in the exam hall following full examination procedures. 

Mock exams simulate the conditions of the final exams, allowing students to become familiar with the format, timing, and expectations, which can help alleviate anxiety when it comes to the actual exams. The results of these mock exams will provide valuable feedback to both students and teachers. This feedback will be used to tailor our teaching methods and support strategies to better meet the needs of individual students.


Masterclasses are a 30 minute session run in the morning of an exam to allow students a short revision session that will focus on key exam content. This will run from 8.00 to 8.30 as per the schedule below. 

Student Exam Timetables

All student timetables can be found on the My Child at School App. Located left and under Exam Timetables. Rooms/seats. Students will also receive a hard copy of their mock timetable before the end of this term. 

How can you help at home:

To further support your child’s success during this period, I would like to share with you the key revision strategies that will support your child at home: 

  1. Make a list of everything you need to revise
  2. Timetable your revision 
  3. Identify the gaps in your knowledge (this will occur from self-testing from the flashcards and through exam practice)
  4. Close the gaps (once students have attempted questions, they should then add to their responses by checking their notes and then testing themselves on this content later on

Please remember that these mock examinations are a learning opportunity for your child, and the results will help guide their preparation for year 11. It’s essential that we focus not only on the outcomes but also on the learning process itself.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the mock examinations or your child’s progress, please do not hesitate to reach out to the school. We are here to support you and your child every step of the way. Thank you for your continued partnership in your child’s education. 

Yours faithfully

Mr S. Fatania | Assistant Principal