As per the school calendar and as part of our regular cycle of assessment and reporting, we are holding exams for students in Year 7, 8 and 9 after half term.
Exams for Year 7 and 8 students will take place in the week beginning 25th June for the majority of subjects and the week after, July 2nd for Year 9 students.
As has been the case in recent years, exams for the core subjects of English, Maths and Science will take place in the Sports Hall. This will help familiarise students with the formal environment that they will experience increasingly frequently as they progress through the school towards their public exams at the end of year 11. Exams that will take place in the Sports Hall are shown on the schedule below.
Other exams will take place during timetabled lessons. The assessment information gleaned from these exams will help inform, along with information gained from continuous assessment during the school year, whether any group changes are necessary in the new school year.
Each subject area will allocate some lesson and preparation for learning time in the run up to the exams to help students prepare. Students should expect to also complete some specific exam preparation independently and subject staff will also share topics that will be covered in the exam during lessons in the near future.
We are also holding a Parent Forum on Tuesday June 5th at 6pm in the Main School Hall to provide more information about the KS3 exams. This meeting will also provide you with an opportunity to discuss other related issues, including curriculum pathways.
In the meantime, if you have questions about the exams, please contact the relevant subject teacher or your child’s form tutor in the first instance.
Year 7 Sports Hall Exams:
Tuesday 26th June (period 2) Science (1 hour)
Wednesday 27th June (period 3) Maths (1 hour)
Thursday 28th June (period 3) English (1 hour)
Year 8 Sports Hall Exams:
Monday 25th June (period 2) Maths (1 hour)
Tuesday 26th June (period 1) English (1 hour)
Wednesday 27th June (period 2) Science (1 hour)
Year 9 Sports Hall Exams:
Monday 2nd July (period 3) English (1 hour)
Tuesday 3rd July (period 2) Maths (1 hour)
Wednesday 4th July (period 2) Science (1 hour)