Y9 Examinations

19-22 April

Please see the timetable for the Y9 Exams that will be taking place when we return from the Easter Holidays. Students will be continuing their journey and transition to Key Stage 4 during this week with exams in formal conditions. 

Students have been well prepared for this through assemblies and tutor times and, it is essential that they are being supported with how they can revise effectively, being provided with revision material from subjects with checklists to signpost the content of the exams. They are being given reassurance and guidance in lessons in the lead up.

Students will only sit exams in the subjects they have selected for options at GCSE.  All students will sit a minimum of 6 exams across the week, English Literature and Language, Maths – Calculator and Non-Calculator, Science, History or Geography.

Some students will sit up to 10 exams, depending on the subjects they have chosen to study next year.

Y9 has an assembly this week and it was important that they understand why we choose to have them sit exams in formal conditions so early. Our discussion points are below and on the PowerPoint.

  • Prepare you for Key Stage 4
  • Alleviate nerves associated with examinations
  • Get used to working in timed conditions
  • Understand how to use access arrangements effectively*
  • Begin to think about your study habits
  • Practice/practice/practice

If your child has access arrangements for assessments/exams, you will have been informed of this and they will be applied during these exams.

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr Rosen or me if you have any questions.

Annie Parkin
Director of Learning – Key Stage 3
0207 485 8515, extension:3049