Update to Examinations for Summer 2021
As you may have seen, the Department for Education recently announced that GCSE and A-level exams will go ahead next summer. Students and teachers will be given more time to prepare for them, to help make up for the disruption caused by the pandemic.
The main summer exam series will start on 7th June 2021 and end on 2nd July for almost all subjects. However, one GCSE English and one GCSE maths paper will be scheduled before the summer half term, to give students affected by Covid the best chance of being able to sit at least one paper in these two qualifications.
The exam boards have now published their timetables and you can view the timetable for exams to be taken at Highfield here.
Results days will be a little later than usual - on Tuesday 24 August for A-levels, and Friday 27 August for GCSEs.
Year 11 mock examinations will take place during the week beginning 22nd February 2021 for all subjects with a written exam. The timetable will be issued soon
Some useful information on the procedure for sitting formal exams has been issued to Year 11’s and this is the link to the document.
There are a number of important regulation documents that all examination students should be aware of. These set out the rules that have to be followed. If you do not follow the regulations then you could be at risk of disqualification. Please see the links below to the documents that you should read:
Written Examination regulations:
Coursework and non-examined assessment (NEA) regulations:
- Information for candidates: NEA
- Social Media information
- Appeals against internal assessments of work
Please also read this Privacy Notice which explains how the exam boards use and store your information.
If you have any questions regarding examinations please don’t hesitate to contact the exams office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find below some PowerPoint slides and videos which feature techniques you can use including: the use of flash cards, post-its, graphic organisers etc.
Please click to download these PowerPoint slides – then SAVE AS to your own computer otherwise the images will not show.
How to Revise
- Revision Presentation for Years 7 and 8
- Exam Revision Technique Presentation
- Revision Method Techniques Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNTJ9xA5kJs&feature=youtu.be)
- Looking after yourself during GCSE's
Some people revise by doing past papers, or revision cards, or mind mapping – you need to do what’s right for you! Just ensure you make time to revise but give yourself 5 minute breaks every half hour to process information.