Category Archives: Exams

National Reading and Numeracy Tests

 

Reading and Numerical Procedures Tests

These will all be sat in the Sports Hall.  The whole year group will sit the test at the same time.  Children entitled to extra time will sit the test in a separate room.

The Reading test is 60 minutes with a 20 minute preparation period.  The Numerical Procedures test is 30 minutes with a 10 minute preparation period.

The tests will be sat as follows.

Date Session Test
Wednesday 4th May Lessons 1 & 2 Year 9 Procedural Numeracy
Wednesday 4th May Lessons 3 & 4 Year 7 Reading
Wednesday 4th May Lesson 5 Year 8 Procedural Numeracy
Thursday 5th May Lessons 1 & 2 Year 9 Reading
Thursday 5th May Lessons 3 & 4 Year 8 Reading
Thursday 5th May Lesson 5 Year 7 Procedural Numeracy

Easter and Whitsun Half Term Revision Sessions

Please find below information about the Easter and Whitsun revision sessions which the school will be offering for pupils in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 who are sitting external examinations.

Our staff work extremely hard to help our students achieve the very best results and we are extremely grateful that they are volunteering, yet again, to give up part of their holiday to support students during these sessions.

Places at these sessions are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You can book slots by mailing the school on revision@ypant.co.uk

Please state your child’s name, year group and the session / sessions they wish to attend. A reply email will then be sent to confirm their place.
If at any point you find you are unable to take up the place, please contact us immediately to let us know as we anticipate waiting lists for most subject areas.

These sessions are always enormously successful, and we are certain pupils will find them extremely beneficial.

Easter and Whitsun Revision Sessions

Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable

Mock exams start next week.  Pupils have been given a copy of the timetable already.

Mock exam timetable

  • There is no study leave for the duration of the mock exams. Lessons will run as normal.
  • Pupils should attend their timetabled exams and then return to their timetabled lesson when complete.
  • Pupils note that Session 3 exams begin at 1.30pm and might run over after school. You may have to make alternative transport arrangements to get home.
  • All exams in the Sports Hall except for:
    • Science Practical – Rooms 20, 21 & 49 .
    • Art – Rooms 29 & 30
    • Music Practical – Room 59 & 62
    • DT Practical Element – Rooms 36 & 38
    • French Reading & Listening – Rooms 64, 65, 67 & 68

GCSE Music Practical Performance Timetable

These take place on Friday 11th December in room 59.

Michael Chau (solo and ensemble) 9.00

Toby Lloyd (solo and ensemble) 9.15

Jason Whitehead (solo) 9.30

Kallum Beach (solo) 9.40

Ethan Beades (solo) 9.45

Kallum and Ethan (ensemble) 9.50

Abigail Wise (solo and ensemble) 10.00

Nancy Utting (solo) 10.15

Megan Roberts (solo) 10.25

Alicia Moyle (solo) 10.35

Sophie Prosser (solo) 10.40

Tyler Olds (solo and ensemble) 11.10

Naomi Reid (solo) 11.30

Megan Davies (solo) 11.40

Maia Chappell (solo) 11.50

Molly Davies (solo) 12.00

Sarah Pugh (solo) 12.10

Maia and Molly (ensemble) 12.20

Megan Davies (ensemble) 12.35 – but can be lunchtime if you want.

Nancy Utting and Sarah Pugh (ensemble) 1.50

Naomi Reid (ensemble) 2.05

Sophie Prosser (ensemble) 2.20

Maia and Megan R. (ensemble) 2.30

Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your performance to warm up etc.

Whitsun Half Term Revision Sessions

The following revision sessions will run over half-term (all English sessions in room 56)

Tuesday 26th May

  • Media Studies (A2) for year 13 with Miss Umbleja – 9am to 1pm.

Wednesday 27th May

  • Media Studies (GCSE) for year 11 with Miss Umbleja – 9am to 1pm.
  • Foundation Tier English Language revision (Focus Group and sets 3 and 4) 9am to 11am.
  • Higher Tier English Language revision (Miss. Jones’ class 11X1) 11am to 1pm.
  • English A2 for year 13 with Mr Kuck – 9am to 1pm.

Thursday 28th May

  • Higher Tier English Language revision (Mr Kuck, Miss Powell and Miss Umbleja’s classes.

Friday 29th May

  • Maths GCSE for year 11 foundation and higher tiers 10am to 1pm.

 

Key Stage 3 Assessment Fortnight Details

Assessment Fortnight will run from 8th June to 20th June. Details of assessment content for each subject can be found in Table 1 of the attached document.

Year 7

All assessments will take place during normal timetabled lessons within the Assessment Fortnight.  Pupils will be informed of the exact date and period by their subject teachers.

Years 8 and 9

Most exams will take place in the Sports Hall – please refer to Table 2 in the attached document.

A few assessments will take place during normal timetabled lessons within the Assessment Fortnight.  Pupils will be informed of the exact date and period by their subject teachers.

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National Reading and Numeracy Test Arrangements

As part of the Welsh Government’s drive to improve standards in literacy and numeracy, all students from Years 7 to 9 are required to sit National Reading and Numeracy Tests.

No extra revision will be required for these tests. However, over the next few days some lessons will have time allocated to working through sample materials in order to familiarise students with the process.

Any student absent for the scheduled test date will have the opportunity to sit the tests before the test window ends on Tuesday 12th May. Rest assured that all necessary provisions will be made for any students with additional learning needs. Results will be available to parents/carers by the end of the summer term.

More information can be found about the tests on the Literacy and Numeracy Support website or at www.learning.wales.gov.uk

The timetable for the tests is as follows.

Reading Tests and Numerical Procedures Tests

These tests will both be sat in the Sports Hall in a 2 hour block.  The Reading Test is 1 hour and the Numerical Procedures test is 30 minutes.   Students should go to their timetabled lessons to register as normal, before being directed to the Sports Hall to sit the tests.

Day/Time Year Group
Thursday 7th May 8.35am. 9
Thursday 7th May 11.15 am. 8
Friday 8th May 11.15am 7

Numerical Reasoning Tests

This additional test involves the presentation of stimulus material via PowerPoint. It is therefore necessary to split students into smaller groups. Again, students should go to timetabled lessons to register as normal, before being directed to the tests as follows:

Day/Time

Year/Group

Location

Wednesday 6th May

Period 1 9X1 Main Hall
9X2 Room 68
Period 2 9X3 Main Hall
9X4 Room 68
Period 3 9Y1 Main Hall
9Y2 Room 68
Period 4 9Y3 Main Hall
9YS and 9Y4 Room 68

Thursday 7th May

Period 1 7A2 Main Hall
7A1 Room 68
Period 2 7A3 Main Hall
7A4 Room 17
Period 3 7B2 Main Hall
7B3 Room 68
Period 4 7C1 Main Hall
7C2 and 7C3 Room 68
Period 5 7B1 Room 68

Friday 8th May

Period 1 8Y1 Main Hall
8Y2 Room 68
Period 2 8X1 Main Hall
8X2 Room 68
Period 3 8Y4 and YS Main Hall
8Y3 Room 68
Period 4 8X4 Main Hall
8X3 Room 68

Revision Timetable Template for Year 11

We have produced a revision timetable template for year 11 students.  This is a Word document that can be edited.  We have included all the Easter/Whitsun revision sessions and all the timetabled exams for year 11 students.

Students can use this to create their own revision timetable.  We advise cross-checking with the exam timetable to ensure that all YOUR exams have been included.

After Easter, we will be talking to year 11 students about focusing their revision timetables in the run up to the GCSE exams.

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Click to download the revision timetable template

If you cannot open the document, please add a comment below and we’ll put the file up in other formats.

 

Easter and Whitsun Revision Sessions

Once again a number of colleagues are putting on revision sessions prior to upcoming exams during the Easter and Whitsun holidays. I have attached the schedule and the details of the times. Students should contact the name linked to the revision session if they have any queries. The sessions will take place in the normal teaching rooms of the staff listed. I hope you will take full advantage of this opportunity as part of your revision programme. Best of luck.
Andy Hurley, Deputy Headteacher
Please click on the image to download the timetable as a PDF document.
Update 27/03/15 – the History session on Friday 10th is now full.
The Physics sessions with Mr Browne on Thursday 9th April are for 11Y2, 11X2 and 11X3.  Mr Browne will NOT be covering material of use to students taking separate sciences.

Easter Revision

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Whitsun Revision

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Summer Exam Timetable 2015

External exams are fast approaching.  Students will all be given a personalised exam timetable but for reference a copy of our full exam timetable for GCSE and A-level is attached.

Two versions are available.  The Excel version contains filters so you can select just the information you need.  The PDF version shows all exams and can be opened even if you don’t have Excel (this version will work better on mobile devices.

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