Year 13 Exam Arrangements
The government recently announced how students will be awarded GCSE grades.
The link below lays out the Government plans for us.
Our aim is to ensure our students have the best possible outcome to all their hard work and efforts over the course of your A level and BTEC studies. We are aware of the very strong work ethic they have demonstrated and know they will continue to display this until the end of Year 13.
From 8th March teachers will spend time filling any gaps in learning that may have occurred during lockdown. They will then focus on consolidating the knowledge built up through remote learning of the subjects and will provide plentiful opportunities to practice with and apply this learning.
Subject Leaders will put in a number of informal assessments to gain an understanding of the level students are working at so that by the time teachers need to enter a grade we can be assured that students are awarded the grade most representative of their abilities.
This means there will be no mocks as there will be no formal exams in the hall. The assessments teachers will use could range from timed quizzes, essays, past papers etc, and we will only use those that we feel reflect students' ability. If the mock exams previously sat were not a true reflection of ability, it simply will not be used. If teachers feel they still need more evidence to help decide a grade, then they can draw upon previous work completed but this will only be done if there is a need to do so.
Mrs Norman and Miss Bevan will be re-issuing the Year 13 roadmap. Miss Bevan will continue to work with students to ensure they have an enjoyable end to Year 13 and a smooth transition for when they leave us and take their next steps.
Essentially, between now and the end of May show us your FINEST!