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Exams and revision 2018

Year 11 Exam Study Leave timetable

On Wednesday 9th May, all year 11 students were given a copy of the study leave timetable for the exam period. As we have done successfully in previous years, we are running normal school weeks up until half term (Friday 25th May) and then the study leave timetable begins after half term. During the fortnight up to half term when students are required to attend all lessons as normal, in subjects where they have completed the exam, they will be doing private study and revision and need to make sure they have revision materials with them, for example past papers or revision guides.

During the study leave period, lessons in subjects which still have exams will continue and there are also many additional revision sessions which we recommend that the vast majority of students attend. These are all listed on the study leave timetable which students will be bringing home. A copy is also available on the school website in the Curriculum section and will be sent by e-mail.

During the study leave period, students are allowed to come in to school for the exams and revision sessions they are timetabled for and to stay at home to study in the remainder of the time. All students will highlight on their study leave timetable the sessions they should be coming to and, for most students, this is what we would recommend that they do to increase their chances of exam success.

Many students prefer to stay in school all day to revise as they may be less motivated at home and so we have timetabled study rooms that any students without a scheduled exam or revision session can use.  All our normal expectations continue-i.e all students attending school should be in full school uniform, including no jewellery or false eyelashes and normal school shoes and should arrive on time for any lessons or exams. Year 11 have been very smartly dressed all year so we do not expect this to be an issue but we would appreciate your support in ensuring that this continues.

In addition to the normal school day, on many mornings before an exam, departments run breakfast revision starting at 8am (or earlier in some cases), which may require some changes to usual travel arrangements. If you have any questions about any aspects of the study leave timetable once you have spoken to your son/daughter, please contact form tutors, one of us or Mrs Gater on the contact details below.

On Friday 25th May following the English Literature exam, some students will have lessons for which they have completed the exams already and so it will be appropriate for them to go home early to start their study leave. If you are happy for your son/daughter to leave at 11.40 in order to study at home on that day, please complete the slip attached and return it to form tutors by Wednesday 23rd May. Students for whom we have not received slips will stay in school as usual and complete revision with their usual teachers.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support so far this year and wish your son/daughter a successful exam period and a bright future.

Click here to view the study leave timetable.