2 May 2017
Dear Parents/Carers of Year 11 Students
Re: GCSE Study Leave, GCSE Exams Protocol and GCSE Results Day
GCSE Study Leave
The actual GCSE exams commence on 16 May 2017 with the big English and Maths exams starting in the week commencing 22 May 2017. This year we will start study leave on the afternoon of 26 May 2017, which is the last day of this half term. Prior to this date, Year 11 students will follow their normal timetable.
After half-term they will only be expected in school for their actual exams. They will of course be welcome to come into school to revise and seek support from individual subject staff but they must sign in at Reception first.
Pre-booster sessions will take place before all exams and subject staff will inform students of these accordingly.
Throughout the exam period students must be in full, correct uniform and be fully equipped for all exams. Pencil cases, if used, must be clear plastic. The only permitted technology is a calculator if required. Phones/i-watches must not be taken in to exams. They may bring a drink (water/squash, nothing fizzy) in a clear, unlabelled bottle.
GCSE Results Day
The GCSE results will be released to students on Thursday 24 August 2017. On this day students can collect their results from school between 10.00-12.00 only. More details will be available on the website nearer the time.
Please remind your son/daughter to collect their GCSE certificates. They will be available for collection from the Examinations Officer during the week beginning 13 November 2017.
GCSE Signing out day
At the end of their individual exams, may we ask that students return their locker keys and any text books belonging to the school to the KS4 office.
May I end by wishing all our students a positive time ahead and remind you not to hesitate to ask if your son or daughter needs any support with their revision over the next few weeks.
Thanking you for your support over the years.
Mrs Yvonne Watkins