Year 13 PPE Exam Reflection

Dear Parents/Carers,

Year 13 PPEs (Mock Examinations)

I am writing to thank parents/carers for their support and encouragement of year 13 students during the completion of their mock examinations last week.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all students for their calm and orderly approach to these exams.  It was fantastic to see students arrive punctuality, with the appropriate equipment and complete examinations in such a focussed and studious manner.

Over the next few weeks, subject teachers will be giving student’s feedback on their examination papers and suggested ways they can improve their answers and marks in preparation for the final external examination series beginning in May. In form time students will also be completing reflection work, where they can review their overall performance and independent revision and identify strategies and targets to put in place during these final few months of lessons. You can find this information below which you may wish to discuss at home with your child.

A small minority of students were unable to sit examinations due to illness.  Please note, during the external examination series, any absences must be supported by a medical note and authorisation.  This documentation is then forwarded to the appropriate examination board and ultimately it remains their decision as to whether an exam grade is awarded for that specific assessment.  It is therefore imperative for students to attend all external examinations and have medical evidence in the rare and unfortunate case of illness during exam season.

We would very much like to thank you for your continued support as we prepare students for the demands of the coming months and the completion of their A level and BTEC courses.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any further support.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs K Chesters

Assistant Headteacher