Thursday 28th April 2022
The campus is showing signs of spring and it is wonderful to see so many students sitting outside during their breaks, enjoying the warmer weather. I have been particularly impressed to see so many students studying outside, in pairs and groups … year 12 end-of-year assessments are fast approaching, so lots of revision is definitely a good way to spend time between lessons!
These assessments are very important, as a focal point for consolidation of learning and as valuable experience for students who have experienced so much disruption, including not having had the opportunity to sit public examinations. It is in our students’ best interests that we organise and run these assessments like the real exams. This provides valuable opportunities to get used to exam conditions and to produce work under timed and invigilated conditions. For this reason, too, we do not rearrange assessments or offer later opportunities to sit them. So, just like real exams, we expect everyone to turn up on the scheduled day, in the room designated on your exam timetable and to follow exam hall etiquette, such as not bringing your phone with you (it must be turned off and in your bag), knowing your seat number and having the correct equipment with you. This will help prepare you for your year 13 mock exams in January 2023 and then, for your A-level examinations in summer 2023.
Remember, your teachers and our pastoral staff are here to support you, so if you have any questions or concerns, please speak to them. Good luck!