Thursday 26th January 2017


The few external exams which were timetabled for January are now over and results will be published on Thursday 2nd March. The exact details will be made available nearer the time.

Year 10 BTEC Sport students have an on-screen assessment  timetabled for Thursday 2nd February during period 2. At the end of break that day you should wait in the corridor outside the Linnell Resource Centre.  A few Year 11 students have also been entered for this.

The Intermediate Maths Challenge is being held on Thursday 2nd February. Students from 11S/Mm1, 10S/Mm1 and 9S/Mm1 should be taking part. It will take place in Linnell Hall during period 3. When the bell goes at the end of lunch those students involved should wait by the tables under the trees at Linnell. The Challenge lasts for 1 hour so we should be finishing well before 3pm. Students will be expected to return to their usual timetabled class.

Entries for the June examinations are in the process of being made and hopefully Statements of Entry will be issued to students before half-term. It is imperative that these are checked carefully, exam details and personal details, before being signed and returned to Mrs Eccleshall. Any mistakes need to be corrected immediately to avoid unnecessary costs.

The summer written exams start on Monday 15th May but  practical assessments will start taking place during the second half of this term. The practical assessments are just as important as written papers and you should ensure that you are on time for them. The last GCSE exam is timetabled for Wednesday 21st JUNE and the last GCE exam is on Thursday 29th JUNE. By the end of next week there will be a timetable accessible on the Documents page which will give the dates/times of all external written exams. Details for Practical assessments will be added as the dates are confirmed.

Information for Y13 students wishing to resit AS units (Ms, Mm and Gg) can be obtained from Mrs Eccleshall as from Monday 16th Jauary. It is your responsibility to organise any resits you wish to be entered for. The deadline for returning the paperwork is Friday 10th February.

In March there will be some Mock exams in English Maths and Science for students in Year 11. The timetable is almost complete and is expected to go out to students next week.. The exams are scheduled to take place within normal lesson times and all Y11 students are expected to be in their lessons when there is no timetabled exam..

Please remember you MUST hand in mobile phones, i-pods and any other electronic devices which can store data (this includes WATCHES) at the start of ALL EXAMS, regardless of the type of exam.  These will be returned to students at the end of the examination. It is a regulation of the Examination Boards that students must not be in possession of such items in an examination room.

May I also remind students of the need to be on time for exams. It is disruptive to other candidates in the examination room if you arrive late. There is also the possibility that the examination board may not accept your paper for marking.