As Year 9 enter the summer term, the school will be running formal examinations in Maths, English and Science. These exams will commence in the week beginning 03/05/2018. They are designed to give the students an understanding of exam conditions, procedures, and strategies.
We have found that giving students these opportunities and experiences earlier on in their school life better prepares them for the formalities of the GCSE in the years to come. In addition, the results support ongoing analysis of the gaps that our students have in their understanding and what teaching or intervention is required to remedy this.
The experience of these exams is important and this is an opportunity for Year 9 students to experience formal secondary exams and a sample of GCSE style questions. Teachers will guide students on what to revise and how best to prepare in the lessons building up to the exams. Alongside this, in tutor time, students will be discussing study skills and examination preparation techniques.
In order to support your child through these exams, please ensure that they come to school fully equipped.
Equipment brought to every exam: Some exams you will also need:
At least 2 black pens Coloured pencils
2 HB pencils Compasses
Pencil sharpener Protractor
Your child’s class teacher will let them know if they require the additional equipment for their exam. If your child requires any of the equipment specified above they will be able to obtain it from the school Finance office.
The dates of the Year 9 exams are:
Date Time Subject
Friday 4th May 2018 8.50- 9.50 Maths
Tuesday 8th May 2018 8.50 – 10.35 English
Wednesday 9th May 2018 11.05 – 12.05 Science
Thursday 10th May 2018 8.50 – 9.50 Maths
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish year 9 the very best of luck for their upcoming exams.
Acting Head of Year 9