31st March, 2021

Awarding A Level and BTEC Grades

Dear Year 13 student,

Please find your timetable for your ‘Basket C’ assessments to be held in May below. These will be your final opportunities to show your knowledge and skills as you will have reached the end of the teaching and learning period. You will notice that you have only one exam per day, unlike the usual A-level exams where you could have two on one day.

You should make every effort to attend every lesson prior to these assessments. Monday 10th May will be a normal school day and everyone will begin study leave on Tuesday 11th May returning only for your exams or to ask for assistance in your normal, timetabled lesson time. No formal teaching will take place. If you wish to revise in school you are welcome to use the independent study rooms in the Sixth Form block.

You must keep this timetable safe and make a clear note of when your exams are scheduled. Your teachers will be talking to you about which units/topics could be assessed on these papers. Art will not have an exam; all work will be assessed via portfolio.

All of your exams start in the afternoon at 1:30 pm which means that you must be in school and gathering in the common room from 1:15 pm onwards. The exams will take place In the Sports Hall.

A list of final reminders:

  • You must be on time for all your examinations. If you use public transport, you must make sure that you allow plenty of time.
  • You must bring all of your own equipment — pens, pencils, rubber, sharpener, ruler, calculator, protractor, etc. Bring more than one pen. You will be expected to write in black ink.
  • You are not allowed to use correction fluid such as Tippex.
  • Calculator cases must be removed.
  • Water may be taken into the exams but it must be in a clear bottle with no label or any print on the side. No other food or drinks are allowed.
  • You must follow the instructions on the front of the exam booklet carefully.
  • You must not talk to, attempt to communicate with or disturb other candidates once you have entered the examination room.
  • You must follow the instructions of the invigilator.
  • You must not become involved in any unfair or dishonest practice in any part of the examination.
  • If you are confused about anything, only speak to an invigilator.
  • Remember to hand in your mobile phone and any other electronic devices as these are not permitted and you will be subject to possible disqualification from the exam if anything is taken into the sports hall or an exam room.

Your form tutors and the Sixth Form Pastoral Team are available to support you throughout this time, should you need it.

On Friday 28 May 2021 we hope to see you all return for your last day in school. We will let you know of our plans to celebrate on your last day nearer the time.

With all best wishes,


S Wilkinson
Assistant Headteacher


M Mulligan
Year 13 Progress Coordinator

Yr 13 Assessments May 2021

A LEVEL/BTEC Duration Start time
Thursday 13th May HISTORY

MATHS

1hr 30m

2hrs

13:30pm
Friday 14th May APPLIED SCIENCE BTEC

H&SC BTEC

1hr

1hr 30m

13:30pm
Monday 17th May PHYSICS

RE

2hrs

2hrs

13:30pm
Tuesday 18th May ENGLISH LITERATURE

PE

2hrs

2hrs

13:30pm
Wednesday 19th May GEOGRAPHY

DRAMA

POLISH

1hr 45m

2hrs

2hrs

13:30pm
Thursday 20th May GOV’T & POLITICS

BUISNESS STUDIES

2hrs

2hrs

13:30pm
Friday 21st May BIOLOGY

FRENCH

FURTHER MATHS

2hrs

2hrs

1hr 40m

13:30pm
Monday 24th May CHEMISTRY 2hrs 13:30pm
Tuesday 25th May MUSIC

ICT

1hr 45m

2hrs

13:30pm
Wednesday 26th May GCSE MATHS RESIT 2hrs 10:00am
Thursday 26th May DT: PRODUCT DESIGN

DT: RESISTANT MAT

DT: TEXTILES

2hrs

2hrs

2hrs

13:30pm
Y13 LETTER 26.3.2021