As you may be aware, the arrangements for study leave were changed by the Welsh Government last year. This has given us the opportunity to offer pupils more revision time with their teachers leading up to their exams up to 23rd May. We hope parents and carers will work with us to ensure students’ full attendance during this important period.
Please note the following:
If a student has no exam, they will be expected in lessons throughout the day.
If a student has a morning exam only, they will return to lessons after a short break following the exam.
If a student has a morning and an afternoon exam, they will be in lessons during periods 3 and 4, but will be allowed to revise for their afternoon exam during these periods.
If a student has an afternoon exam only, they will have the choice of studying in a revision room during the morning, or revising from home. If they are going to come in they must go to the study room assigned to them where there will be supervised study.
Students must ensure that they bring revision materials and their books for normal lessons, each day.
After Whitsun half-term half-term, pupils only need to attend when they have an exam.
A copy of the arrangements for the period covering Monday 12th May to Friday 23rd May can be downloaded here, so that parents and carers are aware of the provision in place for year 11 students.
It is important that pupils fully adhere to school uniform rules throughout the period of the examinations and that are fully equipped with stationery for their exams. They should aim to be outside the exam hall before the published start time to ensure they are ready to begin the exams promptly.
We hope these steps will help students fulfill their potential and wish them good luck during this crucial period of their education.
Please find attached the details of the revision sessions being put on at the school during the Easter and Whitsun holiday periods.
We are extremely grateful to the large number of staff who will be coming in during their holidays to run revision sessions and would like to underline the importance of as many students attending as is possible. It is an excellent opportunity for students to receive targeted revision work. We hope you will work with us and encourage your child to attend these sessions.
We would also take this opportunity to remind parents of Year 11 students that the Welsh Government stopped the practice of issuing study leave last year. As a consequence your child should continue to attend school during the period of the bulk of their exams. We will be publishing the details of the revision programme that will operate in the school during the first two weeks of the GCSE exams, up to the Whitsun half term.
This writing pack, which was handed out to pupils on Friday 24th May, is intended to help you with your revision for Unit 2 (Writing Paper). It gives you example questions for you to try at home and also allows you to see example responses.