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Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable

The year 11 mock GCSE exams will run from Monday 8th December to Thursday 18th December.

  • 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 21, 24 & 33 .
    • Art – Rooms 29 & 30
    • French – Room 17
    • Spanish – Rooms 64, 65 & 67.

You can download the mock exam timetable here.

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Whitsun Half-Term Revision Sessions

The following revision sessions will be running for year 11 and year 13 students at half-term.

Date AM session details PM session details
Monday 26th May
Tuesday 27th May Year 11 History (for those resitting German module) 9.30am – 2pm Year 13 Media Studies (Miss Umbleja) 9am – 1pmYear 13 Psychology (Miss Phillips) 10am – 2pm

Year 13 Welsh (Miss Preene)

Year 11 (Miss Preene’s groups only) 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday 28th May Year 11 Media Studies (Miss Umbleja) 9am – 1pmYear 13 English Literature (Mr Kuck) 9am – 1 pm
Thursday 29th May
Friday 30th May Year 11 Maths (focus group only)(Miss Owen) 10am – 12
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Year 11 Revision Fortnight Timetable

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.

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Download the year 11 revision fortnight timetable in PDF format

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.

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Easter Holiday Revision Sessions

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.

Download the Easter 2014 revision timetable here.

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Mock GCSE Exam Timetable December 2013

The mock exams start on Thursday 12th December.

You can download the timetable here: Mock GCSE Timetable December 2013

  • 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 Thursday 12th Dec – Spanish (Rooms 64,65,66), PE (Rooms 64,65) & French (Room 66) and Friday 13th Dec Art (Rooms 29 & 30) & French Orals (Room 18).
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Important Dates for August / September 2013

Hope you’re all enjoying the summer holidays!

Term Start Dates

Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd September are INSET days.

Wednesday 4th September

  • year 7 pupils start at 8:30 am
  • year 12 pupils start at 9:30 am

Thursday 5th September – all pupils start at 8:30 am

School Uniform Shop

Wednesday & Thursday 28th & 29th August 4.30 p.m.to 8.00 p.m.

The Uniform Shop will also be open in Room 28, on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th September between 3.30 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.

 

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Whitsun Half-Term Revision Programme

Further to our recent published timetable, I have some extra information on the Whitsun revision sessions running over the coming holidays.

Sessions will begin at 10am and conclude at 2pm, unless otherwise notified by individual class teachers. Please ask you son/daughter to report to the Head of Department’s office.

TUESDAY 28th MAY
Geography; Year Eleven:
10am – 12pm: Core Paper: Higher and Foundation Tier (DS and RF to deliver)
1pm – 3pm: Options Paper: Higher and Foundation Tier (DS and RF to deliver)

English; Year 13:

WEDNESDAY 29th MAY
English Language; Year Ten and Eleven

Geography; Year 13
This session will un from 10am to 1pm and is for those who are resitting G3 paper.

THURSDAY 30th MAY
Maths; Year 11
This session is for the set three groups only

FRIDAY 1st JUNE
History; Year 10/11
This session is for the Year 10 group plus any Year 11 students resitting the Year 10 paper.

I hope this clarifies the arrangements; students should contact the Heads of Department if they have any queries.

The following subjects have kindly agreed to put on revision sessions during the Whitsun Holiday. There may be additional arrangements for Sixth form groups organised by class teachers.
Sessions will begin at 10am and conclude at 2pm, unless otherwise notifed by individual class teachers. Please ask you son/daughter to report to the Head of Department’s office.
Year group
Day 10 11 12 13
 

Tuesday

 

AM: Geography

 

PM: Geography

English
 

Wednesday

 

English
 

Thursday

 

Maths
 

Friday

 

History History (for resit candidates)