All pupils in Years 7-10 sit end of year examinations in a set week in the summer term. Year 11 pupils sit mock examinations in all subjects in late autumn and in maths and English in the spring term.

These examinations last a week and a full timetable will be shared with pupils, parents and carers. During this week, there will be no lessons. There will, however, be a small number of timetabled revision slots and pupils should bring enough revision materials to school for these self-study sessions.

A summary of the key information is below:

  • Pupils should bring the correct equipment. As a minimum, this should include black biro pens (gel pens are not permitted), pencils, rubber, sharpener, ruler, protractor, scientific calculator (with lid removed).
  • Equipment should be in a transparent pencil case.
  • No watches (digital or analogue) or mobiles are permitted in the examination room.
  • Pupils should remove any notes from blazer pockets etc.
  • Pupils are allowed to bring water in the examination room in a clear bottle (with no label).
  • If a pupil has an unplanned absence during exam week they will have to sit any missed examinations in their own time. This will be marked but the mark will not be included in their end of year report.

Subject staff will talk to their classes about how to prepare for these assessments and will also give details about what subject content will be assessed.

Key Stage 3 pupils will have a series of PSHE lessons that help to support their study skills and Year 10 and 11 pupils will be supported through revision activities in form-time.

We work closely with the school’s SENCO to ensure that the child’s normal way of working is applied in these examinations and the appropriate access arrangements are in place. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the school.

We ask parents and carers for their support in preparation for these assessments – well-planned revision is important, while still allowing time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family.