Year 11 Assessment Guidance Summer 2021
This last year has been far from normal in almost every aspect of life, with uncertainty a key feature of lockdowns and everyday decision making. I'm pleased to say the rest of Year 11 is an area we can provide complete clarity on, for parents, students and staff alike. In order to best support students we have set a clear schedule for when students will be assessed. We have also agreed to share in advance the topics that will be covered in all assessments, as this is crucial in allowing students sufficient time to prepare. In order to ensure parents have the same level of clarity as students, staff have prepared a short subject video in each exam subject to explain what will be assessed, when assessments will take place and how parents can best support their child in that subject. If you have any subject specific questions please get in touch with your child's Classroom Teacher. If you want to know more about the process for awarding grade this year please click below...
The timeline for the summer term is below...
Subject Specific Information
English Language & English Literature
Guidance around the process for predicting Year 11 exam grades for summer GCSEs 2021:
In this section you will find useful materials relating to the examinations your child will be taking and how you can support them. Please note, this relates to exams conducted pre-pandemic; guidance around this year's exams can be found above.
Organisation of Exams
The Examinations Officer is responsible for the administration and organisation of all aspects of internal and external examinations in accordance with the regulations laid down by the awarding bodies. Your child will sit exams throughout their time at Baysgarth in preparation for their final GCSE exams.
Exam dates are set by the Exam Boards and may change. It is not possible to give confirmed dates for exams until exam entries have been made and provisional timetables have been published. For the summer exam period, this is towards the end of February for GCSE exams and March for GCE exams. For this reason, the Exams Officer is unable to give actual dates of exams to parents or students wishing to book holidays. Parents are reminded that pupils taking time off for holidays require the Head Teacher's permission and taking time off during any exam period will not be authorised, may incur charges to you if an exam entry has been made and could also incur a fine from the Local Authority.
Pupils must make every effort to attend their exams. If they are feeling unwell, please let school know as soon as possible in advance, as it may still be possible to make arrangements to accommodate your child for the exam.
If a pupil is absent for any exam, it is important that parents ring school (01652 632576) as soon as possible. In cases of illness, a doctor's certificate will also be required. In all other cases, unless a satisfactory explanation can be given, parents will be charged entry fees for missed exams (between £6.00 and £40.00 per exam).
If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the Examinations Officer at school who will be happy to answer your query.
Your examination certificates are very important and are evidence of your achievements in recognition of your hard work. If you lose them, they are very expensive to replace, so look after them carefully.
Summer GCSE certificates will be available for collection from the main school reception from the following November. Further details will be sent to students and parents directly.