I am writing to let you know that the 14-19 Team and Connexions are working together to help and offer practical support to Year 11 pupils during this difficult time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Understandably, Year 11 pupils and their parents will be worried about their GCSEs and their progression, and we would like to offer our support to any Year 11 pupils. We have a young-person’s help line which will be open from 10.00 – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. The number is 0161 253 7733.
There will be someone for them to talk to them, offer support and try to answer any queries or anxieties they have. If they need specialist support they will be signposted to the right organisation. We will help in any way we can. We appreciate that it’s difficult for some young people to share their worries with family, especially if the family has other pressures. Similarly parents/carers can telephone too.
Year 11 students will be sitting mock exams for core subjects – Maths, English and Science between Monday 24th February and Friday 6th March 2020. The timetable for the mock exams is below. Rooms for exams and room changes for other classes will be displayed daily on the science corridor and on classroom doors.
Y11 Pupil Exam Timetable CORE MOCKS FINAL
Year 11 students have been issued with a booklet which contains their mock exam timetable, details of what to revise, useful revision websites, exam board regulations, and more. There is also space for them to collect revision strategies from their subject teachers and Year 11 will be encouraged to write these strategies in their booklet, and then they can use these strategies to help them to revise for their mocks and the final exams in the summer term.
This booklet is also available to download here:
Year 11 Exam prepration 2019 2020
You (or your representative) may come into school on Thursday 22nd August between 10.00am and 3.00pm to collect your results. If someone is collecting on your behalf they must bring a letter signed by you giving them permission to obtain them along with proof of ID.
If you cannot collect your results on the day we can post them to you, but you must leave a stamped self-addressed envelope with the Exams Office before 19th July 2019.
As we enter this important phase in your child’s education, we just wanted to give some information to assist you at this time. This letter outlines some important information about our procedures and rules during the exam period and we appreciate your support in ensuring your child follows all of these regulations.
It is important that all students are using their time to the maximum potential and revision and preparation are crucial to examination success. Students have received a revised timetable for the examination period, which outlines specific revision sessions before each of their exams to best prepare them for their exams. The timetable is also on the school website.
We expect all students to attend their lessons until the end of the exam period. Where a student attends a lesson where they have completed their exam in, we expect them to come furnished with revision work so that they can use that time productively. They will be given specific information as they go through the exam period. They must ensure that when in school they are wearing their full school uniform. Any student who attends not in uniform will be expected to wear items given to them. We appreciate your support with this.
GCSE examinations are ‘external’ exams and are timetabled and regulated by the Exam Boards and cannot be sat at any other time. If your child is late to an exam they will risk not being allowed into the exam hall to sit their exam. Your son/daughter will be expected to abide by the Examination Board Rules. Please refer to the Conduct Guidelines/Regulations for the GCSE Examinations on the school website for clarification if needed.
Your child is responsible for providing his/her own equipment for the exams and it should be brought in a transparent case or polythene bag. Students will need a black biro, a pencil, ruler, rubber, protractor, calculator (except for the maths non-calculator exams) and pair of compasses. They may also require additional equipment, such as pencil crayons for subjects such as Design and Technology. They are allowed water in the examinations, but they must remove labels from bottles.
Students must not bring into the exam room any books, notes or other materials. Mobile phones, smart watches, wristwatches, MP3 players, headphones etc. are strictly forbidden and should be kept at home or left in student bags during the exam. These items must not be in the exam room. If a student is found with any of these items, it is deemed as malpractice and their grade in that exam is seriously in danger of being cancelled.
Can we finally take this opportunity to thank you for all your support over the period of your child’s education and remind you of some final key dates:
1. Year 11 Prom is Thursday 27th June at Bury Town Hall from 7pm onwards for those invited.
2. Year 11 GCSE Results Day is Thursday 22nd August in school. Results can be collected between 10am and 3pm. If someone is collecting on behalf of the student they must bring a letter signed by the student giving them permission to obtain them along with proof of ID. If results cannot be collected on the day we can post them to you, but a stamped self-addressed envelope must be left with the Exams Office before 19th July 2019.
3. Year 11 – GCSE Certificate Collection Evening, November 2019 – Details to be sent to students in September 2019.
4. Y11 Final Assembly – the date for this has not been set yet but will be communicated with students and will be shortly after the final exam.
Should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Exams Officer Mrs Standring. Head of Year 11, Mrs Pollitt or myself at the school.
Miss E Guirguis
Exams Letter to Parents 2019
As your child is studying for their GCSEs in Science, we would recommend to aid them in their revision, the purchase of the CGP revision materials for their Science studies. These resources cover all the topics, which will need to be revised for the final GCSE exams and also provide practice questions, which allow students to develop the necessary skills needed to tackle the exam questions.
We can order revision guides at reduced prices. Combined Science £4.50. Triple Science Biology £2.75. Triple Science Chemistry £2.75. Triple Science Physics £2.75.
There’s more to revision than just reading through study notes. If you really want to make sure you know GCSE Science topics, you’ll need to test yourself — and that’s where these Revision Question Cards come in!
The cards cover every key Grade 9-1 Edexcel topic. Each one starts off with quick questions to warm you up, followed by harder questions to get your brain into top gear. Flip the card over and you’ll find full answers to each question, carefully written to help you understand everything you need to know.
Along the way, there is plenty of diagrams and expert revision tips packed in, and there are even questions on Working Scientifically and Practical Skills.
We can order revision cards at reduced prices. Combined Science Biology £3.50. Combined Science Chemistry £3.50. Combined Science Physics £3.50. Triple Science Biology £4.50. Triple Science Chemistry £4.50. Triple Science Physics £4.50.
Please select which product(s) you would like and pay online via SCOPAY by 8/3/19. (We are now a cashless school).
Science Revision guide and cards