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Numeracy & Literacy Exams - Information for parents & carers.

All pupils in Years 7-11 sit examinations as appropriate. In Year 11 all pupils sit mock examinations during the Autumn Term. The school prepares all pupils to enter for public examinations.

Public Examinations

Last year’s results are distributed when the Government Tables of Examinations results are published. Each year the majority of our Year 13 students continue their studies at Universities and Colleges of Further Education.

General Examination Information

Exams Years 10 - 13

If a pupil has studied a subject and been entered on an examination, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure they attend school and sit it.

Should a pupil miss the examination without a justifiable reason (agreed by the Headteacher) the entry fee must be paid by the parent.

Certificates

The results sheets you receive on Results Day are NOT your actual certificates.

If you have any queries about your results, please contact your subject teacher as soon as possible.

Collection dates for GCSE and A Level certificates will be posted on this website. When applicable, collections can be made from the school reception from this date during term-time mornings only please.

Good Exam Nutrition

When you're busy revising and thinking about your exams, it's easy to forget about eating healthily and to just reach for the nearest piece of food.

Eating properly is just as important as revising properly. It can actually help you to revise better.

Like revision, eating healthily should start well before your exam but – also like revision – it's never too late to start!

Download these good exam nutrition tips.

National Tests

To find out more from the Welsh Government about National Testing click here or use the links below:

Personalised assessments – frequently asked questions (FAQs) for parents and carers
Understanding feedback following a Numeracy (Procedural) Personalised Assessment - guidance for parents and carers
Understanding the learner progress report following a Numeracy (Procedural) Personalised Assessment - guidance for parents and carers
Understanding feedback following a Reading Personalised Assessment - guidance for parents and carers

 Reading

The tests will take place in the Hall. They will start after registration and finish mid-way through Lesson 2.

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

English Reading

 

 

 

Welsh Reading

 

 

Numeracy Procedural

These on-line tests will take place in F107 & F108 [The Media rooms] by form class.

The tests are personalised and the duration of the test will vary. Students will return to their lessons when they have finished.

 

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2

3

4

5

 

7 CC

7 CM

7 DC

7 HC

7 LLC

 

8 CC

8 CM

8 DC

8 HC

8 LLC

 

9 CC

9 DC

9 DM

9 HC

9 LLC

 

Numeracy Reasoning

The reasoning test will take place on  

                                                        

 

Summer exams are cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Following the announcement made by Welsh Government and regulator Qualifications Wales on Wednesday March 18, you will already be aware of the decision not to proceed with examinations in Wales this summer.

We know that you may have many questions about what happens next, including how learners will be graded this year, and whilst we don’t have all the answers yet, Qualifications Wales and the WJEC are working together to establish the fairest way to issue grades for GCSE, A level and Skills Challenge Certificate qualifications.

They have given us the following information on their approach:

  • Grades for GCSE and A level qualifications in 2020 will be calculated using a range of evidence. They will be based on a combination of factors which may include marks for work completed to date, for example AS results for A level grades, and standardised teacher assessed grades.
  • Teacher assessed grades will be based on what teachers would expect a learner to achieve at the end of the course. They need to represent a fair, reasonable and carefully considered judgement of the most likely grade that might be achieved in normal circumstances. This is a professional judgement based on the combined assessment information held for that learner and will be a holistic judgement rather than focusing on a single source of evidence like mock examinations. These are not target grades or aspirational grades and are not related to performance measures, which have been suspended for this year by Welsh Government.
  • Given the clear importance of GCSE, A level and Skills Challenge Certificate results for progress in education, work and life, they are prioritising these qualifications.
  • They are not planning to issue grades for AS Levels or for unit assessments taken by Year 10 learners in the same way. For those learners, they are looking at a variety of options, including the opportunity to sit exams in subsequent exam series. They will share more detail on those plans as soon as they can.
  • They are still considering the fairest way to issue grades for learners who are studying qualifications other than GCSEs and A Levels. Most vocational qualifications are offered across the UK, so they are working with fellow regulators, exam boards and governments across the UK to ensure consistency. They will share more detail on those plans as soon as possible.
  • An important part of their efforts to coordinate activities will be to agree the dates on which results will be released.

As this is a rapidly evolving situation, please click here to access the most up to date information from the Welsh Government, WJEC and our other partners in education regarding school closures and examinations.

Please see the video explaining to students how grades will be assessed by clicking here

 

 

 

 

AS / A2 Results Day Arrangements

Thursday 13th August 2020

In order to minimise the risk of Covid 19 between students, we have arranged for them to collect their results in a safe and orderly manner. Respectfully, we request that ONLY students enter the school grounds on that day. Parents / Guardians are NOT to accompany their son / daughter into the school building. This should maximise safety for everybody.

1. All students enter the school via the bus park gate at the specified time (see below).

2. Students should arrive at the time given for their form group.

3. Students will enter the building by the dining hall entrance and use the hand sanitisers before entering the Drama Studio.

4. Students will receive their results from their form tutor or another member of staff and there will be staff available to support you as necessary.

5. Students will then exit the school out of the main reception area.

TIMES:

  • 13 CC – 9.00 am
  • 12 CC – 10.00 am
  • 13 DC – 9.15 am
  • 12 DC – 10.15 am
  • 13 HC – 9.30 am
  • 12 HC – 10.30 am

 

Year 11 GCSE Results Day Arrangements

Thursday 20th August 2020

In order to minimise the risk of Covid 19 between students, we have arranged for them to collect their results in a safe and orderly manner. Respectfully, we request that ONLY students enter the school grounds on that day. Parents / Guardians are NOT to accompany their son / daughter into the school building. This should maximise safety for everybody.

1. All students enter the school via the bus park gate at the specified times (see below).

2. Students should arrive at the time given for their form group.

3. Students will enter the building by the dining hall entrance and use the hand sanitisers before entering the Drama Studio.

4. Students will receive their results from their form tutor or another member of staff and there will be staff available to support you with your future options as necessary.

5. then exit the school out of the main reception area.

TIMES:

  • 11 CC – 9.00 am
  • 11 CM – 9.15 am
  • 11 DC – 9.30 am
  • 11 HC – 9.45 am
  • 11 LLC – 10.00 am

 

Year 10 GCSE Results Day Arrangements

Thursday 20th August 2020

In order to minimise the numbers of pupils having to come to school on this day, we have decided to post home your son / daughter’s GCSE results. These will be posted to the address on our school system on the morning of Thursday August 20th and should be with you on Friday 21st August or Saturday 22nd August at the latest.

Please do not come into school to collect your results, as they will not be available for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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