Examinations and Revision

Examinations In 2019/2020

The 2020 contingency exam day has been arranged for Wednesday 24th June. This applies for all examinations: “should sustained national or local disruption arise during the examination period”. This day will be used if an exam, in the event of a serious national or local incident, needs to be rearranged for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance. All exam candidates therefore must be available to sit exams from the start of the exams in May until Wednesday 24th June 2020. This decision is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools. 

Year 10
This year group will be taking their formal mock exams at the end of June 2020. 

Year 11
Formal mock exams will be held for all subjects during December starting on Wednesday 4th December through to Thursday  19th December.  Please see a copy of the mock exam timetable here

There will be further English, maths and science mocks after half term in February starting on Monday 24th February 2020.  

The summer GCSE exams start on Monday 11th May through to Tuesday 16th June 2020. 
 

Public Examinations

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:

Written Examination regulations:

Coursework and non-examined assessment (NEA) regulations:

Public Examinations Information Booklet
Please click here to see the Public Examinations Information Booklet which includes lots of important information regarding the exams.

If you have any questions regarding examinations please don’t hesitate to contact the exams office at: exams@highfield.herts.sch.uk


Revision

Year 11 students will be focusing on revision and revision techniques in the critical months leading up to their summer examinations.

Please find below some PowerPoint slides and videos which feature techniques students can use including: the use of flash cards, post-its, graphic organisers etc. After looking at the slides it may explain why your son/daughter’s bedroom walls may be covered in post-its.

Please click to download these  PowerPoint slides – then SAVE AS to your own computer otherwise the images will not show.

How to Revise

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.