Important Information for Y11 Pupils and their Families
Summer 2022 GCSE Examinations
We are expecting exams to go ahead as planned next summer. The government however, have asked schools to put in place a ‘safety net’ just in case there is disruption to your exams.
If we are asked to do Teacher Assessed Grades as we have done for the last 2 years, the government want us to make sure that assessments we use for this are as fair as possible. This means we have changed the exam timetable for mocks so that all students studying, for example History, take the History exam at the same time rather than organising it in blocks.
Please see below a link for a letter from the DfE which explains what is being done with GCSEs this year.
To sum up – We may need to use your mock results to help us set a teacher assessed grade if exams get disrupted next year. We will do some more assessments before next summer so that you have other opportunities to show what you know/can do, to help the teacher assessed grade be as accurate as possible (if we need to do them). If exams go ahead as normal your mocks will just be an opportunity to practice as they are in normal years. Whether they are counted or not, working hard for your mocks and doing your absolute best will be useful to you as you prepare for next summer.
If you have any questions please ask.
Kerry Ward - Senior Deputy Headteacher
Direct Line: 0208 507 4507
Please take the time to read through the following information with regards to exams:
- Morning exams start at 9am
- Afternoon exams start at 1pm
- BCS Approved Centre Exemplar Policies
- Exams Regulations for Student
- Information for candidates written exams
- JCQ Advance Information Student Guide
- Student Guide to GCSE and A Level Exams
- Students FAQs Summer 2022
- Unauthorised Items poster
- Warning to Candidates