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Pupil Assessment

Pupil Assessment

Years 7 and 8

The pupils in these years do not usually sit any public examinations but are regularly assessed throughout the year. The results of three assessments are reported to parents School examinations in 2020-2021 will be held in the summer 2021.

Year 9

The pupils in this year are regularly assessed throughout the year. The results of these assessments are reported to parents.

Pupils in year 9 will be following GCSE level courses and examinations and assessments will be sat in these at the appropriate times although school examinations will be held in the summer term.

Years 10 & 11

The pupils in these years are regularly assessed throughout the year. The results of these assessments are reported to parents.

Pupils in year10 will have school examinations during the summer term.

Pupils in year 11 will have Pre-Public Examinations in November and March, and GCSE examinations during the summer months.

Pupils in years 10 & 11 who are on a BTEC or Cambridge National course will sit examinations for these as advised by Teaching Staff.

Years 12 & 13

The pupils in these years are regularly assessed throughout the year. The results of these assessments are reported to parents. Pupils in year 12 may sit external examinations in June 2021, however as the majority of courses are now two years they will have Pre-Public Examinations in the summer term.

Pupils following vocational courses such as BTEC, Cambridge Technicals and LIBF  Financial Studies may sit external exams in January and April as well as during the Summer.

Written summer examinations: the timing of the Summer 2021 examinations is to be confirmed. Provisional timetables for these examinations will be available in the timetables section as soon as information is available.

Practical examinations are scheduled in April and May 2021

All pupils in years 11 and 13 are advised that consultation is still underway concerning the timing of the summer 2021 examination series due to the disruption caused by Covid-19.