Year 12 PPE Examinations

Dear Parents/Carers

I am writing to inform you that year 12 students will undertake further PPE examinations during the period of 6th June until 1st July.   Students will not be given study leave for these examinations and full attendance is expected.  This is to ensure they receive the maximum amount of teaching time in the final weeks before the summer holidays begin.

As always, it is vital that students are well prepared and spend time revising at home. The results from these examinations allow staff to identify current performance and support students in achieving their best possible A Level grades.  These examinations will also support staff in making predictive grades for UCAS applications and references objectively. Details on how to revise can be found on our web page along with other links for advice on supporting students in creating revision plans and study skills.  Teaching staff have also provided students with individual details on what they need to revise for each exam and specific exam and revision techniques pertinent to their subjects.

We would very much like to thank you for your continued support as we prepare students for the demands of the coming months. We appreciate that revising for and sitting exams can be a challenging experience, especially if students are sitting them for the first time. Therefore, it is our intention to provide students with the best ways to organise their time and revision to achieve the results they deserve.  Please also see details on how students can manage their anxiety and mental wellbeing during this stressful period, as well as other useful resources below;

Downloads and information


Design and Technology

Monday 6th June 22
Thursday 9th June 22


Religious Studies

Computer Science

Tuesday 28th June 2022
Period: 1
Duration: 1 Hour
Marks: 61


12A psychology P1: Thursday 9th June (Memory and social influence)

12B psychology P3: Thursday 9th June (Memory and social influence)

12A psychology P5: Tuesday 14th June (Attachments and psychopathology)

12B psychology P3: Tuesday 14th June (Attachments and psychopathology)


12D sociology P2: Tuesday 7th (Education)

12E sociology P4: Tuesday 7th (Education)

12D sociology P2: Wednesday 8th June (Research Methods)

12E sociology: P5 Wednesday 8th June (Research Methods)


Place (1 hour exam)

  • Endogenous Factors
  • Exogenous Factors
  • Qualitative data
  • Use of paintings to represent place
  • Use of photographs to represent place
  • Economic Change to place
  • Demographic and social change to place
  • Quantitative data
  • Conflict in places
  • External changes to place
  • My local place
  • My distant place

Contemporary Urban Environments (1 hour exam)

  • Urban resurgence
  • Global pattern of urbanisation
  • Sustainable cities
  • Counter urbanisation
  • Urban Environmental challenges
  • Management of urban areas
  • Socio-economic issues in urban areas

Hazards (2 x 1 hour exams)

  • The concept of a hazard in a geographical context
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Volcanic Hazards
  • Seismic Hazards
  • Storm Hazards
  • Fires in nature
  • Case Studies



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Mrs K Chesters is the Acting Assistant Headteacher at St Thomas More Catholic School.