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Year 11 - Letter to Parents - GCSE Arrangements

A message from Mr Bourton regarding the forthcoming GCSE examinations.

Before half term I wrote to you to outline the support we are putting in place for all students in Year 11 to best prepare them for their GCSE examinations and also to clarify our expectations about when students should be in school.

All students were issued with a modified timetable on Friday 26th May that comes into effect today and as such it outlines examination times and revision lessons.

If a student has an examination in the morning they will be registered in the main examination hall and will then complete their examination. If a student has no other revision lesson or examination that day they may sign out and remove themselves to revise from home. All students must sign out before they go home. If students wish to revise in school they must sign into school at the KS4 office after their examination and they may then revise in the Sixth Form Centre. However, once a student has signed into school they will not be allowed to go home before 3.00pm.

If a student has a revision session or examination later in the day, they must sign in at the KS4 office and they must remain on site until 3.00pm. No student is permitted to leave the school site and then return later in the day for an examination or revision lesson.

In addition to Monday 12th June and Tuesday 13th June when all students will need to be school, students will also need to be in school all day on Thursday 8th June and Friday 9th June. On Thursday 8th June all students have a Maths examination followed by Biology revision and on Friday 9th June all students have a Biology examination followed by English revision. Consequently attendance at school for the whole of both of these days is compulsory and no students will be allowed to go home between examinations and revision.

I wish all students every success in these very important examinations and I would like to thank you for your continued support.


Pete Bourton
Headteacher