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Exams

Y7-Y9

All students in Y7 to Y9 will sit internal end of year examinations in all subject areas. These will be taking place in lessons in the last half term.  Attendance during these weeks is vital.

 

Y10

Students in Y10 will sit trial exams during a two week period from 13th June 2022 – 24th June 2022. . It is vital that all students attend fully during the trial exams. A full examination timetable will be published in advance. Y10 students will also be entered for their English Language GCSE in the summer exam serie in 2022 and a number of vocational subject including, Business, Sports Studies, Music, Health and Social care, Hospitality and Catering and iMedia also complete their external exams in the summer of Y10.

 

Y11

Students in Y11 will sit trial exams from 22nd November 2021 – 10th December 2021. The exams will be full GCSE exams and will be reported in GCSE grades in a ‘mock’ style GCSE results day on 17th January. It is vital that all students attend fully during the trial exams. A full examination timetable will be published in advance. The Department of Education has published some amendments to the GCSE's for 2022 to account for the students lost learning due to COVID. We expect further detail from the individual exam boards in time which we will communicate to you as we have it.

In summary, these decisions mean that for summer 2022:

  1. There will be optional topics and content in GCSE English literature, history, ancient history and geography. Ofqual will require exam boards to change how they assess these subjects to reflect the expected changes to the way the subject content is assessed, as proposed in the consultation.

  2. Centres will be allowed to deliver practical work in GCSE biology, chemistry, physics, combined science, geology and astronomy, AS level biology, chemistry, physics and geology, and AS and A level environmental science by demonstration. We would encourage centres to continue to make available hands-on practical activities for their students wherever possible. This does not require changes to the assessment arrangements that the exam boards have in place for each of these specifications.

  3. Centres will be allowed to assess the Common Practical Assessment Criteria (CPAC) across the minimum number of practical activities required to enable students to demonstrate their competence in A level biology, chemistry, physics and geology.

  4. Exam boards can carry out remote monitoring of centres’ application of the CPAC.

  5. Students taking GCSE, AS and A level art and design will be assessed on their portfolio only.

  6. Exam boards will provide advance information about the focus of the content of the exams for all GCSE, AS and A level subjects (except GCSE English literature, history, ancient history and geography) for the summer 2022 exams. The advance information will meet the principles set out in the consultation document.

  7. The policy intention of providing advance information is that it will support students’ revision. Therefore, the DfE has confirmed that advance information will be provided by 7 February 2022 at the latest. This will enable teachers to plan to adapt their teaching in the second half of the spring term if necessary. DfE has also decided to retain the flexibility for advance information to be deployed at other points ahead of 7 February 2022 if circumstances require. At least a week’s notice will be given if it is decided that advance information will be released earlier than 7 February 2022.

  8. Students will be given a formulae sheet for GCSE mathematics in summer 2022. Exam boards will provide copies of the formulae sheet for use in teaching and to ensure that students are familiar with it prior to the exams. Clean copies of the formulae sheet will be provided in the exams.

  9. Students will be given a revised equation sheet for GCSE physics and combined science in summer 2022, covering all the equations required in the subject content. Exam boards will provide copies of the equation sheet for use in teaching and to ensure that students are familiar with it prior to the exams. Clean copies of the equation sheet will be provided in the exams.

 

All students will be issued with individual examination timetables for each trial exam period and their final GCSE examinations. Examination timetables will also be published here.

In addition to their trial exams Y11 students will also follow a continuous programme of trial exams in core subjects on Thursdays as detailed below.

Week No.          Week Commencing          Y11 Exams (Main Hall)

1                                         06/09/2021                  

2                                         13/09/2021                                     English

3                                         20/09/2021                                     Maths/Hist

4                                         27/09/2021                                     Sci

5                                         04/10/2021 

6                                         11/10/2021                                     Geog

7                                         18/10/2021                                     Sci

                                           25/10/2021

8                                         01/11/2021                                     Eng

9                                         08/11/2021                                     Hist

10                                       15/11/2021                                     RE

11                                       22/11/2021                                     Mocks

12                                       29/11/2021                                     Mocks

13                                       06/12/2021                                     Mocks

14                                       13/12/2021

                                           20/12/2021

                                           27/12/2021

15                                       03/01/2022

16                                       10/01/2022                                     Sci/MFL

17                                       17/01/2022

18                                       24/01/2022                                     Maths

19                                       31/01/2022

20                      GCSE PRIORITY TOPICS RELEASED

                                           07/02/2022                                     English

21                                       14/02/2022                                     Sci

                                           21/02/2022

22                                       28/02/2022                                     Maths/Geog

23                                       07/03/2022

24                                       14/03/2022

25                                       21/03/2022                                     Eng/MFL

26                                       28/03/2022

27                                       04/04/2022                                     Maths

                                           11/04/2022

                                           18/04/2022

28                                       25/04/2022                                     English - bespoke Lit

29                                       02/05/2022

30                                       09/05/2022

31                                       16/05/2022                                     GCSE

32                                       23/05/2022                                     GCSE

                                           30/05/2022

33                                       06/06/2022                                     GCSE

34                                       13/06/2022                                     GCSE

Exam contingency plan

Non exam assessment policy

Exam Support

At Newland School for Girls we work hard to prepare all of our students for their exams and help them to achieve their full potential.

In order for us to do this, students must also work hard and be aware of what is expected of them when they come to sit an exam.

This page sets out some of the upcoming exam dates and important information that students will need in order to succeed.

For more information about exams, please call Elise Daniels, examinations officer, on (01482) 343098 or email danielse@thrivetrust.uk

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EXAM RESULTS DAY 2021

GCSE and all Vocational exam results will be available to students on Thursday 25th August. The school will be open from 9AM for students to collect their results. Any students who are unable to attend in person must contact Mrs Daniels the exams officer danielse@thrivetrust.uk to arrange a suitable alternative in advance. Without this results cannot be released.

Newland School for Girls has an Internal Appeals Policy, please follow this link to access it Internal Appeals Policy

Useful Guides for Parents & Students

Please see attached guides produced by TheParentsGuide.co.uk which we think you may find helpful in the build up to the exam season.

Exam Nerves​

Healthy Living

Helping with Revision

Managing Exam Stress​

Newland Independence

Follow this link for the Newland Independence website.

 

Certificates

Certificates generally become available to students in November after they sit their exams in the Summer. We will issue the certificates to students at GCSE Certificate evening on Thursday 6th January. If you are unable to attend then please contact Mrs Daniels to arrange to collect your certificates.

 

Your certificates are very valuable & should be kept safe at all times. If you lose them, you will be charged by the awarding bodies for replacements or statement of results, whichever the board provides. They do not all send replacement Certificates. You will be charged for each search you request to each of the Boards. Prices vary from board to board.

 

Please use the following link to apply for replacements: Replacement Exam Certificate

 

KEEP CERTIFICATES SAFE

 

Years 9, 10 and 11 are the most important...

 

Years 9, 10 and 11 are the most important years of your academic development and lay the foundation for your future career and aspirations. Please, don’t waste this important stage of your development.

 

Embrace the challenge, be attentive in class, prepare coursework correctly, revise your studies appropriately and sit your examinations with confidence. 

 

There is nothing like the feeling of having achieved and being able to move forward with your life plans. Hopefully when it comes to your GCSE exam results day you will be one of the many pupils who is inspired and filled with pride after receiving the results that you truly deserve.

 

Good luck to you all!