As the mock exam season kicks off, it is great to see that Year 11 is in a very positive position.
The Year 11 reports which will now be arriving with you offer a clear indication of the likely GCSE grades that our students will achieve.
The PPG (Professionally Predicted Grade) provides a teacher's best judgement on the grade that the students will achieve in their exam. These grades are built on performance in lessons, attainment in assessments and the teacher's underpinning knowledge of each student's aptitude and attitude.
When considered together, the data indicates that we have a year group that is not only meeting, but is actually exceeding the expected levels of progress. Reports also indicate a myriad of individual cases of success and the evidence of hard work and a shear determination to excel.
A big well done to all the students who have worked hard this term, I wish them the very best of luck throughout their mock exams.
Please find attached the Mock Exam timetable that has been shared and printed for students today. Using this, students should pick out their specific exams from the list and plan their revision for the next 3 or 4 weeks, accordingly. To support the preparation for this, I also attach a blank revision timetable plan which may be of use, although there are many mobile phone apps and other approaches which are equally effective in planning revision.
The mocks offer an opportunity for students to get into good revision and exam habits, using an approach of ‘a little and often’ to revision and planning it effectively.
Over the coming months, Year 11 students will be introduced to and given time to explore the Help You Choose Website.
This Norfolk Based site allows students to search and apply for post 16 choices across Norfolk. With information on Sixth Form, college courses, apprenticeships and on the job training the site holds invaluable information and provides a one-stop-shop for all of the students' post 16 needs.
Please will all parents to take a look at the site too and start discussions with your son or daughter about what their future directions might be.
Well done to the fabulous Year 11 Art students and their excellent Ceramic work produced in the GCSE Mock exam. Special mention goes to Nathan Spooner, Chloe Wells and Emily Grover for the ambitious scales and techniques but there ares so many others to praise too.
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