Year 13 Mock Exams – February 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am writing to inform you that your son/daughter will be sitting their mock exams starting Tuesday 20th February until Friday 1st March. Mock exams provide the school with an accurate picture of where individual students are at in their journey towards achieving excellence. This year will be all the more important, as the mock exams will help us to know where gaps in knowledge and skills are and how we can best use the time between now and the summer of 2024 to close any gaps in their learning.

Parental Support

In order for Year 13 pupils to be successful in their exams, we are requesting:

  • Pupils to revise and prepare for their upcoming exams.
  • Pupils sleep at a reasonable hour. There is great scientific evidence to show the impact of sleep on well-being/ concentration and we want our pupils to be well-rested for their examinations.
  • Pupils are to arrive at school by 8.30am, as this will minimise any disruptions to their learning and also enable them to make sure all access arrangements are in place.
  • To remind pupils that possession of a mobile phone, watches, smart watches or other unauthorised material is not allowed in the examination hall, even if they do not intend to use it. They should hand these items in prior to going into the examination hall.
  • For further information and guidance on how you can support your child please see this link: ‘The Parent Guide’ – this is a helpful website used by many of our parents.

Access Arrangements

Some students are entitled to extra help during their examinations, known as exam access arrangements (EAAs). EAAs need to be evidenced and approved by the examination boards. Examination boards rarely approve arrangements which differ from the candidate’s normal way of working in the classroom. The school has been working to ensure all students who are entitled to support have access to it. Emergency EAAs can be applied for later in the year if there is a significant change in circumstances, such as injuries, etc. Please do provide evidence, such as hospital notes if you feel that this is the case, as without evidence the application is likely to be unsuccessful.

Lastly, Year 13 will be issued a digital copy of their February mock exam timetable before the end of term. We wish your child the very best of luck during their February mock exams.

Yours faithfully,

Ms V Hancock
Assistant Principal
Head of Sixth Form

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Year 13 Mock Exams, Week 1

Tuesday 20th February 2024

  • Subject Period 1: Block C (Global P P1/ History P1 / Maths P1 /Psy P1)

Wednesday 21st February 2024

  • Subject Period 1: Block D (Chem P1/ Eng Lit P1)

Thursday 22nd February 2024

  • Subject Period 1: Block B (Social & Cultural Anthropology P1 /Geography)
  • Subject Period 4: Block D (Chem P2)

Friday 23rd February 2024

  • Subject Period 1: Block A – (Biology P1 2H)

Year 13 Mock Exams, Week 2

Monday 26th February 2024

  • Subject Period 1: Block A (Media)
  • Subject Period 1: Block A (Fine Art) All Day
  • Subject Period 4: Block A – (Biology P2 2H)

Tuesday 27th February 2024

  • Subject Period 1: Block C (Global P P2/History P2 /Maths P2/ Psy P2)
  • Subject Period 4: Block B (Social & Cultural Anthropology)

Wednesday 28th February 2024

  • Subject Period 1: Block D (Chem P3 / Eng Lit P2)

Thursday 29th February 2024

  • Subject Period 1: Block C (3D Design) All Day
  • Subject Period 1: Block D (Criminology Coursework) All Day

Friday 1st March 2024

  • Subject Period 1: Block D (Criminology Coursework) All Day