Year 12 Examination Information


03 April 2019

Dear Parent / Carer

Our Year 12 examinations begin on Tuesday 7 May 2019 and continue until Friday 17 May 2019. These examinations are exceptionally important for students, and we would like to reiterate the importance of thorough preparation and revision in advance of the examination period. The outcomes of these examinations will contribute towards the judgements made by subject staff and Curriculum Leaders in the Autumn term, when arriving at predicted grades for the purpose of university applications.

In order to support students through the pressure of their examinations, they will be granted Study Leave for the duration of the examination period (Tuesday 7 May 2019 - Friday 17 May 2019). This means that no lessons will be running, and students will only be required to be in College for their examinations. When not in examinations, we expect students to be fully focused on independent revision for their remaining exams, not socialising or undertaking paid employment. Students are welcome to access the workrooms to study in should they wish to do so, although we do ask that students remember to swipe in and out as they arrive and leave the site.

Students will return to normal lessons on Monday 20 May 2019

Arrangements for Examinations:

Examinations are scheduled to take place in the Basketball Gym in main school, unless indicated otherwise. Students will need to check the timetable carefully so that they are aware of the date and venue for each examination they are required to sit. Morning examinations begin at 9:00am and afternoon examinations begin at 1:00pm. Students must report to the exam hall ten minutes prior to the start of each examination.

We take these examinations very seriously, and expect all students to be present, with all the equipment necessary for each examination, including two black pens, and any other writing equipment or specialist equipment as required. This includes calculators for those subjects that require them. May I remind you that mobile telephones, MP3 players, iPods, smart watches and other similar electronic devices will need to be switched off and handed over at the start of each examination, and wristwatches will also need to be removed and placed on desks, due to exam regulations.

We would appreciate your support in ensuring your son/daughter attends all examinations and arrives punctually. If your son/daughter is ill and unable to attend College for an examination during this period, the usual attendance procedures apply, and Sixth Form Attendance should be contacted on 07739 326 272. It is imperative that students catch up with any examinations that they miss in a timely manner, so we ask that following a missed examination, students report to the next session available in their examination schedule, in order to complete the examination.

The importance of these examinations cannot be over-emphasised, as they serve as essential preparation for the external examinations that students will sit at the end of their A Level courses. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at the College should you have any further questions or concerns.

Yours faithfully

Mrs C B Hook
Head of Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College

Mrs C L Yates

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