Dear Parent/Carer

Year 7 Examinations: Monday 10 June – Friday 21 June

During the second and third week after half term (10 June to 21 June) we will be holding exams for Year 7 students in some subjects. These exams will be used alongside other forms of assessment to help teachers to judge the progress that has been made during the year so far. They will also give students the experience of taking exams in a number of different subjects during a fairly concentrated period of time. It is important that they become familiar with this situation as it is something they will face more often as they move up the school.

Year 7 students will have exams in English, Maths, Science, History, Computer Science and Drama.

There will be a guided approach to the preparation and revision for these exams during lesson time in these subjects. This will support students with planning for revision and learning to practise and apply revision techniques effectively. Year 7 students will receive further information and guidance about their exams in an assembly and during their lessons.

The exams will take place during timetabled lessons in the subject classroom across the two-week period as below.

Week beginning Subject
Mon 10 June English
Mon 17 June Maths
Computer Science

We will confirm the precise lesson for each exam before half term, once timetable amendments are known (school timetable amendments occur because Year 9 begin their GCSE courses in new classes after half term).

Further subject specific information about these exams including revision materials where appropriate can be found on this site.

We recommend that students spend some time on revising each day over the next few weeks. Research has shown that one or two twenty minute sessions each day for a few weeks is more effective for revision than a prolonged period of time just before the exam. We would be grateful if you could ensure that your son or daughter spends some time at home on revision between now and the exam period.

Yours sincerely

Mr Pease
Deputy Headteacher