Year 11 Examinations 2018


5 February 2018

Dear Parent/Carer


Year 11 examinations begin on Monday 19 February 2018. This is an important time for your son/daughter as it is an opportunity for your son/daughter to experience the examinations under the same conditions he/she will experience in their GCSE examinations.

We take these examinations very seriously. Students must be present in full uniform, with all the equipment necessary for each examination. For every examination two black pens are needed (in case one runs out), a pencil and ruler. For some examinations such as Science, and Mathematics, calculators should be brought. Pencil cases are not allowed in the examination hall so equipment should be in a clear plastic bag or box. May I remind you that mobile telephones, MP3 players, iPods and other similar electronic devices must not be brought into the Academy or examination hall, whether switched on or not.

The examination timetable is attached so you can discuss with your son/daughter which examinations he/she is taking. The main examination period runs from Monday 19 February 2018 to Monday 26 February 2018. You have also been provided with details of Year 11 intervention sessions taking place over the February 2018 half term which we would appreciate your son/daughter attending in order to prepare them for their exams and GCSE examinations.

Students not in an examination will attend normal lessons and should bring their planners and appropriate equipment for those lessons.

If your son/daughter is ill and unable to attend the Academy for an examination you should telephone the Academy. Students should try, unless really ill, to be present in all the required examinations.

The importance of these examinations cannot be over-emphasised. Should your son/daughter be unable to take a paper in the summer, in certain circumstances the Examination Board can ask the Academy for examination results when considering a grade for the examination.

Please sign your son/daughter's planner on page 30, the Academy/Home Communications page, to indicate you are aware of the examination schedule. With your support at home and a good revision programme, your son/daughter should be ready to achieve their full potential in these examinations and prepare for the final phase before the GCSE examinations in May/June 2018.

Yours faithfully

Mr E Hughes-Jones

Mrs C Yates

Year 11 Examinations Timetable February 2018

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Day Period Monday 19 February Tuesday 20 February Wednesday 21 February Thursday 22 February Friday 23 February
1 & 2
outside in the playground
for 09:00
English Literature
Paper 1
1 hours 45 mins
Paper 2
1 hour 30 mins
Combined Science
2 hours Biology
1 hour 45 mins
1 hour 45 mins
English Literature
Paper 2
1 hour 45 minutes
3 & 4
Normal lessons
5 & 6
Exams may start between 13:00-13:30. (Students to be informed)
Maths Paper 1
1 hour 30 mins
1 hour 30 mins History
1 hour 45 mins
English Language
Paper 1
1 hour 45 mins
Maths Paper 3
1 hour 30 mins
1 hour 45 mins

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