Following the announcement by the prime minister it has been confirmed that external vocational examinations that were scheduled to take place in the next two weeks will continue as planned.
The school will follow strict control measures for the exams at all times in line with government guidance – can I please reassure you that the welfare and safety of pupils is of paramount importance at all times.
It is vital that students revise thoroughly for these examinations as they will form part of the evidence for their final grade. Subject teachers will provide support ahead of the exam over allocated sessions in Microsoft Teams.
Students must arrive at school, in full school uniform, 30 minutes before the start of the exam. They are to enter the school through the side entrance and go directly to the Sports Hall.
· Tuesday 12th January, 09:00am – CNAT Engineering (1 Hour)
· Wednesday 13th January, 01:00pm – CNAT Information Technologies (1 Hour 45m)
If for any reason you do not attend the exam the exam boards have confirmed the below:
· They will award a grade for any learner who is unable to take their exams and has enough evidence to receive a certificate that they need for progression.
· Learners unable to take their assessment this January may be able to take their assessment at a later date. If that is not possible, we will put in place arrangements to ensure you are not disadvantaged.
We are still awaiting further clarification from the exam boards in relation to any other vocational assessments taking place outside this two week window. The school position continues to be that students should continue to prepare fully for these upcoming assessments engaging fully in all the live sessions and revision advice provided by subject teachers.
The Mock exams planned for next week will not go ahead as planned. However we will look at rescheduling these exams in due course when pupils return. It is therefore of vital importance that students engage fully in the live sessions being delivered and complete the work allocated by their subject teachers over this period of working at home.
If you require any further information about the examinations please do not hesitate to contact school. If students would like additional support then please can they direct all questions to their subject teacher.
Mr S Carter