17th June 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
You have recently been contacted to advise that your child must isolate. As a school we share your frustrations during this important time in Year 10 with the mock examinations beginning on Monday, 22nd June. With this in mind, I am writing to you to explain the arrangements for your child to complete their mock examinations and how we will thoroughly support pupils to not be disadvantaged through isolation.
Your child will complete their examinations on Google Classroom. At the time of the exam, the paper will be uploaded and your child will have a deadline to submit their answers electronically. These deadlines will be in line with the times the pupils will be completing examinations in school. This is to ensure that the exam questions and papers are kept confidential and neither your child nor the pupils in school will be able to see the questions before anyone else.
Please read the full instructions below carefully:
Mr Hull, the Head of Year 10, will be inviting you to an online briefing on Friday, 18th June at 2.30pm, during which you will have the opportunity to ask any further questions. I would highly recommend that you try to attend this meeting.
Finally, I must reiterate how important it is for your child to complete their examinations given the amount of time away from face to face education this year. It is crucial that as a school we can get an accurate picture of each child’s current attainment under exam conditions so that we can plan for effective future teaching and intervention. The end of Year 10 mock results directly influences teachers’ predictions of final GCSE and BTEC outcomes which are submitted alongside post-16 applications, therefore accurate evidence of attainment is vital.
I wish to thank you for your continued patience and support during these challenging times and wish your child the best of luck for their mock examinations.
Miss S Whittington
Assistant Headteacher and Careers Lead
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