Year 11 Pre Public Examinations (internal examinations) - February 6th to February 14th
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About The Event
8th January 2020
To Year 11 Students and their Parents and Carers,
Year 11 Pre Public Examinations (internal examinations)
Students will be sitting their first set of Pre Public Examinations (PPE1), also known as internal examinations, in most subjects during the period Thursday February 6th to Friday February 14th. It is essential that these exams are taken seriously as the purpose of these examinations is to provide students with an opportunity to enhance exam techniques, test out new revision strategies and experience formal tests in their chosen GCSE and Level 2 subjects. Staff at the College will use the results to help students in the future by targeting support, revision and interventions personal to each student. The results of these examinations will be given to your child in an assembly on Thursday 5th March and will be used to guide students through the Post 16 options choices.
Please note that as in the real public exams, all students must write in black ink and will need to bring their own scientific calculator to Maths and Science exams. They should have at least one spare pen, a pencil and ruler with them, all of which must be held in a transparent pencil case. Mobile phones and other such devices, including ‘smart’ watches, must not be taken into the examination hall.
A timetable showing all of the examinations can be found on the reverse of this letter. Morning examinations will start at 9.00am and afternoon examinations at 1.00 pm. When students have an afternoon examination, they will be released from their period 4 lesson to have an early lunch. Students should be outside the back entrance of the Sports Hall 15 minutes before the start time of each examination. Please note that as a number of examinations are 2 hrs in length, afternoon exams may not finish until 3.15, with students in receipt of extra time finishing at 3.45. Please see your child’s individual timetable for specific details.
Please help support your child through this process in any way you can. This might involve helping them find a quiet place to revise, checking that they are focusing on the revision they are doing, talking to them about what they have learned and testing their knowledge. Helping them to understand that preparing for exams does take some effort, but does not need to be stressful, would also be a huge help. Such support at home can make a significant difference to exam results.
Students will be given information and support in preparing for these examinations. They will also receive a detailed and personalised timetable showing their seat numbers and candidate numbers. Should you have any questions or queries regarding these examinations, please contact your child’s subject teacher in the first instance. Please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr Pearce with further queries, either by telephone at the College or by e mail email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs Katy Floyd, Assistant Principal