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1 Year 11 Summer Exams 2013 Information For Parents

2 Summer External Examination Dates The first external written examination is Monday 12 th May 2014 (RE) The last external written examination is Monday th June 2014 (Physics p7)

3 Practical Examinations Take place during March, April and May. GCSE Music Practical Exam. Students will be given a time slot on 28 th March, 31 st March or 2 nd April Spanish Orals Mrs Cox group…9 th April GCSE PE Moderation Day (date set by exam board) GCSE Double Applied Art 28 th April and the 1 st May. Single GCSE Single Art 30 th April and the 1 st May

4 Revision Timetable Each full GCSE will be allocated a two hour revision session This year we hope to allocate more slots for some subjects due to the lack of modules so far. Revision sessions are compulsory and you will receive a phone call if your son or daughter does not arrive. The students should come prepared for these sessions with books and pens etc If transport is an issue…speak to us

5 Typical day Morning Two hour revision slot for Geography If you don’t study Geography private revision at home Afternoon Another revision slot or an exam

6 Daily Routine School Uniform Must Be Worn! AM Exams – meet in Lecture Theatre at 8:40am unless indicated. PM Exams – meet in Lecture Theatre at 1:00pm unless indicated. The exam timetable says the exam starts at 9.30 and 1.30. These are start times and not arrival times

7 More Daily Routine… Students should check the wipeboard outside the lecture theatre – this will give reminders and key information. Seating plans and exam times will be posted outside the lecture theatre and exam rooms. Students will be met, and we have designed a structure that hopefully calms nerves but also prepares the students to do an exam

8 Illness or other problems If there is a problem contact us ASAP. You can leave a message for me or Mrs. Clifton on 01384 551000 or 01384 551023 If your child is ill we have two choices: come and have a go at the paper, sitting at the back or in a different room with the invigilators aware that the student is not well or we will need a Dr note if the student is not sitting the paper. If you are stuck in traffic, missed the coach, fell off a wheely bin or anything else we can help as long as you let us know.

9 Personal Exam Timetables Students should check exam timetables carefully. Speak to someone if you think there is an error. STRAIGHT AWAY. The earlier an error on an exam timetable is rectified – the better!!! IMPORTANT DOCUMENT – KEEP IT SAFE!! We will issue students with a couple of timetables – one could go in a prominent position at home!


11 CLASHES OF EXAMS Child Development and BTEC Science exam (will sit in that order) but for students sitting both the exams will finish approx 4.15 Fast Track English AS and History (then PE) the students will sit History in the am and English in the pm, except for three students who I have spoken to. 4.35 approx finish Students have to remain supervised between examinations so will need to bring lunch etc

12 Equipment Bring the equipment you need for the exam in a clear pencil case or bag. BLACK BALLPOINT PEN x 2 PENCIL RUBBER RULER CALCULATOR (For Science and Maths, without lid) COLOURING PENCILS (For DT) Other specific equipment.



15 Other Information Bottled water is allowed in clear, see- through bottle - any labels must have already been removed. Sweets! Trained external exam invigilators will be used.

16 Any concerns at all through the exam period just ASK

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