Year 11 Mock Exams Begin Monday 20 March

Week Beginning 20 & 27 March 2017

As continued preparation for the external examinations in the summer, we will be holding mock examinations in the weeks beginning 20 and 27 March. I am writing to make you aware of the dates and ask for your support in making sure that your child is fully prepared.

Exams will be completed within normal class time but under examination conditions. It is very important that the students take these examinations very seriously: as all subject content will have been covered, this will be an indicator of need for final preparations for the examinations. These grades will also be used to determine levels of entry and will be the basis of estimated grades which are sent to the exam board.

Parents can support their children by working with them to:

  • work out a revision timetable for each subject
  • break revision time into small chunks – hour-long sessions with short breaks at the end of each session often work well
  • make sure your child has all the essential books and materials
  • condense notes onto postcards to act as revision prompts
  • go through school notes with your child or listen while they revise a topic
  • time your child’s attempts at practice papers

Mock Examination Timetable

9:05 11:50 1:30
Monday 20 March English Lang Paper 1

105 mins

Physics  PH1HP – 60 mins Maths Paper 1 Non Calc

90 mins

Tuesday 21 March Physics PH2HP – 60 mins ICT – 90 mins
Wednesday 22 March Child Development  – 90 mins

Geography Human  –90 mins

Music –60 mins

PE – 90 mins

Business Unit 1 – 45 mins

History Paper 1 Britain – 75 mins

Hospitality  – 75 mins

Spanish – 80 mins

Geography Human  –  90 mins

Business Unit 1 – 45 mins

History Paper 1 Britain – 75 mins  Citizenship Unit 1 –  60 mins

Hospitality  – 75 mins

Thursday 23 March Maths Paper 2 Calc

90 mins

English Lang Paper 2

105 mins

Friday 24 March Child Development   – 90 mins

PE –  90 mins

Business Unit 1 – 45 mins

History Paper 1 Britain –  75 mins

Spanish – 80 mins

Geography Human – 90 mins

Child Development – 90 mins

Business Unit 1 – 45 mins

 

 

9:05 11:50 1:30
Monday 27 March English Lit Paper 1

105 mins

Chemistry CH1HP – 60 mins Maths Paper 3 Calc

90 mins

Tuesday 28 March Chemistry CH2HP – 60 mins History Paper 2 Germany – 75 mins
Wednesday 29 March Geography – 90 mins

Business Unit 3  – 90 mins

History Paper 3 USA –  75 mins

Biology BL1HP – 60 mins Geography Physical  –  90 mins

Business Unit 3  – 90 mins

History Paper 3 USA – 75 mins

Citizenship Unit 3 – 75 mins

Thursday 30 March English Lit Paper 2

135 mins

Biology BL2HP – 60 mins
Friday 31 March Business  Unit 3 – 90 mins

History Paper 3 USA –  75 mins

 

Geography Physical –  90 mins

Business Unit 3 – 90 mins

 

One aspect of school life which I would like to draw your attention to which has a profound impact on results is attendance. It is essential that students attend school at all times. Our minimal expectation of all students is 95% attendance and at this time of their school career, I would suggest that this should be much higher. Ultimately, if a child is not in school, they cannot learn and if they do not learn, they will not pass examinations to the standard which does them justice.

As you will be aware, the school cannot authorise holidays in school time at any point through the year, but I would appeal to all parents to ensure that there is no disruption to your child’s studies in the run up to the examinations. The formal examination period is the second week of May until the end of June. Missing any exam will result in failing in that subject, regardless of controlled assessment, and after three years of study, this would be a disaster.

Your child’s teachers will be working to ensure that their classes are fully prepared for the examinations, including providing revision materials and putting on classes after school. If you have any questions about revision and the examinations, please contact your child’s subject teacher or the subject leader.