Year 11 Mocks - Important Information

Year 11 mock examination results - information for Parents/Carers of Year 11 students

Our Year 11 students were given their GCSE mock results this morning in school (Tuesday 16th January).

We have posted a copy home to all Parents/Carers together with a letter detailing the support and intervention available to our Year 11 students as they progress towards the final GCSE examinations.

A copy of the letter is below.


15 January 2018

Dear Parent/Carer



We have posted a copy of the Christmas mock results grade cards this week and have also given a copy to your child.

These grades are an indication of how each child has performed in the mock examinations and can be compared against their minimum predicted grade. The minimum predicted grade is based upon their KS2 starting point.

At this stage, the mock grade will not necessarily be the grade that they should expect to achieve in their final GCSE examinations. Your child’s subject teachers will be continuing to plan how to support them to aim to ensure that they improves upon their mock grades and that they strives to achieve their best possible grades. This support will include how to develop and maintain resilience, independent study, revision tips, and examination techniques.

Supporting your child with their final GCSE studies

In order to assist you in supporting your child in their final GCSE examinations, we will be holding a Parent/Carer Information Evening: ‘How to support your child in the lead up to their GCSEs’ on Thursday 8th February, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, in the Main Library.

We would like to invite you to attend this presentation in school regarding advice and guidance on how to best support your children through this often-stressful time. (The GCSE examinations commence the week beginning Monday 14th May).

The presentation will cover information on a suitable environment in which to study, revision and study techniques, how to manage examination stress, and how best to support your children throughout the time remaining, prior to, and during their GCSE examinations.

We hope that the evening will be useful to both yourself and your child. We are planning that, in addition to formal and informal presentations, there will be parts of the evening that will be interactive for both your child and yourselves.

Please note, that the information given at this evening will be generic study, revision and examination advice. Your child will be being given subject specific study support and revision in their individual lessons.

There will be the opportunity for informal questions towards the end of the evening and refreshments will be provided.

Please indicate whether you would like to attend by emailing Mrs Caroline Chirnside ( Friday 26th January. We would strongly encourage students to attend this evening with their parents/carers. Our feedback from this event last year was extremely positive from both parents/carers and students.

School Support

There will be a continued planned programme of intervention and support for all of our Year 11 students as we progress through the remainder of the spring term and onto the final GCSE examinations in summer 2018. We will continue to write to you with further details of this as we progress towards the final GCSE examinations.

We are undertaking the following: (Some of these interventions will be for all of our Year 11 students and some of them will be targeted to individual students.)

Expectations of our Year 11 students in the lead up to the final GCSE examinations

We have very high expectations of all of our Year 11 students. Students’ subject teachers will be continuing to set regular homework, review, and revision work in the lead up to the final examinations. We would also expect students to support themselves with independent study, revision and examination practice at home, in addition to, and alongside the work set by their teachers.

We will write to you in the lead up to our GCSE examinations to keep you fully informed of all of the intervention and support planned for our students.

If you would like any further information regarding how to support your child, then please contact myself or one of our Year 11 team in school:

We look forward to seeing you at our Parent/Carer Information Evening on Thursday 8th February.

Yours sincerely


Mr N Holmes

Assistant Headteacher



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