Year 11 Mock Exam Arrangements

Year 11 students will be sitting mock GCSE exams from Friday 8 February to Thursday 14 February. The arrangements for each day starting from Monday 11 February are below:

Monday 11 February

Students are allowed to leave school after the morning exam to have lunch and must assemble in the Main Hall at 12.30pm.

For students who would prefer to stay in school for lunch, the Sixth Form café will be available. Students wishing to revise in school during this time will be able to use the LRC.

Students should return to lessons after the afternoon exam.

Tuesday 12 February

Students are allowed to leave school after the morning exam to have lunch and must assemble in the Main Hall at 12.30pm.

For students who would prefer to stay in school for lunch, the Sixth Form café will be available. Students wishing to revise in school during this time will be able to use the LRC.

Students should return to lessons after the afternoon exam.

Wednesday 13 February

Students are allowed to leave school after the morning exam to have lunch and must assemble in the Main Hall at 12.30pm.

For students who would prefer to stay in school for lunch, the Sixth Form café will be available. Students wishing to revise in school during this time will be able to use the LRC.

Students should return to lessons after the afternoon exam.

Thursday 14 February

Students should attend all lessons when not in mock exams. Students will be taken to lunch in the hydro at 12pm.

Friday 15 February

Although this is a training day, a large number of students will be attending their option interview meetings in the Sixth Form café.

Year 11 students must wear school uniform for their mock exams.

Mock exams are of great importance; results from these exams will give students an indication of what they need to do to improve in their actual exams.  It is essential that students prepare thoroughly for their exams. An overview of all the material with links to online resources can be found on the Year 11 Mock Exam Resources page.

Students need to attach the same importance and bring the same positive attitude to these exams as they will do for their actual exams.

Teaching staff will use the exams to inform future teaching, revision and intervention.

The mock exam timetable is on the Exam Arrangements page. Students have received individual timetables from their form tutors.  As we are concentrating exams into a five-day period there will inevitably be a number of clashes, these have been highlighted on timetables, along with arrangements as to how they will be resolved. Students must ensure they arrive on time (a minimum of 20 minutes before the start of the exam). Morning exams begin at 9:15am and afternoon exams at 1pm. Students must gather in the main hall having handed in their phones or, in the case of alternative rooming, gather outside the room.

Conduct in Exams

The Exam Arrangements page has a range of important information regarding conduct in exams.  It is important that students read this carefully.

Mobile Phones

Students are not allowed smart watches, mobile phones, MP3 players, MP4 players etc. in the exam room. Where possible we would ask that students leave them at home but where this is not possible they must be handed in before the start of the exam. To allow this to happen students need to arrive in good time for their exams and an exam invigilator will collect in electronic equipment in the main hall for morning exams and in the alcove opposite the Pastoral Office for afternoon exams.

Temperature in Exam Rooms

As the majority of exams will be taking place in the Sports Hall and this can be chilly in February, students need to wear suitable warm clothing.