GCSE/BTEC Exam Preparations
Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you to those who were able to attend the Progress Evening last week, we hope you were able to gain some
further insight into the preparations and demands in the run-up to the Summer Exams starting on Monday 15th May
If you were unable to attend, please see the presentation below:
We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a full set of GCSE revision guides for all students free of charge.
We ask that you support your child at home in getting into good study habits using the ‘power hour’ technique (see
presentation) to focus and engage with the revision guides by completing the questions along with any past papers and practice set by their class teacher.
We are very proud to share that our year 11s have been attending period 6 (3pm-4pm) revision sessions regularly showing their commitment to preparing for their exams. This along with regular revision at home will ensure they achieve their best in the Summer.
Please note important mock exams will take place next month. The majority are from 5th December – 16th December.
Photography and Art mocks are weeks commencing 21st November and French and German-speaking mocks are from weeks commencing 28th November.
It is crucial your child appreciates the serious nature of these mock exams as mock grades will be used to inform the final exam predictions that will be provided to colleges on your child’s applications.
The predicted grades will be shared along with attendance (95%+ minimum), punctuality and behaviour records as a prerequisite to your child being offered a place on their chosen course.
The initial stages of the application should be complete by the end of the year on the ‘Get Into’ platform.
If your child is struggling with their application, please ask them to speak to me and/or the careers advisor Danny Manning as soon as possible.
We appreciate your continued support as we strive to ensure your child achieves their very best and we look forward to seeing them reap the benefits of their hard work and dedication on Results Day, 24th August 2023.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com
Mrs L Morgan
Deputy Headteacher Achievement