Examinations

All students sit public exams at the end of Year 11. These may include both practical exams and online assessments, in addition to written papers, depending on the subjects studied. In order to prepare students for these exams all year groups will have formal exams which replicate the conditions, expectations and procedures of their final GCSE exams.

Additional Year 11 practical and online exams will be added as dates are made available. In addition, we may add further Year 11 trial exams if we feel that students will benefit from the exam practice. Additional assessments may take place in lessons as part of ongoing assessment, teaching and learning.

Students are assessed holistically with exams forming a portion of this assessment.  Teachers will also take into account work seen in books, homework, classroom contributions and practical assessment when awarding grades on student reports. Exams will take on more significance throughout Key Stage 4, and teachers will focus increasingly on preparing students for formal exams. 

2022 – 23 Exam Dates (*public exams contributing to final GCSE grade)

 

Autumn Term

Date

Yeargroup

Subject

13th – 14th October

Year 11

Music Practical Exams*

11th – 12th October

Year 11

Dance Practical Exams*

14th – 25th November

Year 11

Trial Exams (Written)

28th November – 29th November

Year 11

Trial Exams (Practical)

30th November – 1st December

Year 11

Art GCSE Exam (Component 1)*

w/c 5th December

Years 8 and 9

Trial Core Assessments

5th – 6th December

Year 11

Drama GCSE Exam (Devising)

 

Spring Term

Date

Yeargroup

Subject

10th January 2023

Year 11

Dance Practical Exams*

20th February – 3rd March

Year 11

Trial Exams

9th – 10th March

Year 11

Music Practical Exams*

20th – 24th March

Year 11

Drama & Art Practical Exams*

28th March

Year 11

Dance Practical Exams*

 

Summer Term

Date

Yeargroup

Subject

w/c 17th April

Year 8

Core Exams

w/c 24th April

Year 9

Core Exams

26th April – 9th May

Year 1

Trial Exams

15th May

Year 11

Public Exams begin*

w/c 5th June

Years 7 – 9

In-class assessment week

23rd June (TBC)

Year 11

Expected final GCSE exam

26th – 27th June

Year 7

Core Exams