As a Church school, one of the most important aspects of our mission is to help our young people to achieve their divine potential. One of the many ways by which this is measured is by taking national exams at the end of Key Stage 4.
It is the conscious decision of the school, that we offer good quality, single subject award GCSE’s that will enable our children to go on to study any post-16 course of their choice.
The school works closely with examinations providers and within the JCQ guidelines to ensure that the highest standards of provision are maintained. This is an area of school life where there is almost constant change and it is the role of the Exam’s Team to ensure that all staff and parents when necessary are aware of developments as they occur.
Provision for exams in the school involves the hard work of many people, the Exam’s Officer, the Exams Administrator, the Learning Support Co-ordinator, a team of very dedicated Teaching Assistants and Invigilators. However, it is the overall responsibility of the Exams Officer to ensure that everything runs smoothly during internal and external exam seasons.
Currently, GCSE exams are made up of two main components – written papers taken at the end of the course of study and controlled assessments that take place throughout the course. Different subjects and specifications make use of both of these two forms of assessment in different ways.
Decisions on who to enter for exams are taken by Heads of departments and once these entries are made, pupil exam timetables are generated and given out. It is the responsibility of individual pupils to ask if they are unsure of, or if they think there are any mistakes on these.
Should you require further details about this aspect of school life, please contact us.