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.
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.
Thursday 7th May 8.35am.
Thursday 7th May 11.15 am.
Friday 8th May 11.15am
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:
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.
If you cannot open the document, please add a comment below and we’ll put the file up in other formats.
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.
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.
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.