Ppes (Pre-public exams) during the week beginning the 8th January 2018

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Date: November 2017

Our Ref: Year 9 examinations

Reply to: ALF/JXB

At: Borough Road

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am writing to inform you that Year 10 will be taking their first set of PPEs (Pre-public exams) during the week beginning the 8th January 2018. This will be the first opportunity this year for students to have crucial practice in a formal situation for their GCSE exams. The new style GCSEs are far more demanding than they have been in the past, so these exams will give students a real understanding of how hard they will need to work to be successful in their final GCSE exams.

It is essential that Year 9 start their revision for these exams now. Students will be given a comprehensive revision guide with important advice and guidance from each individual subject. All information about these exams, including the revision guide, will be on the Academy website. The Waterleat Road Library is also open after school from 3pm to 4pm Monday – Thursday to support student’s learning, as well as from 8am – 8.30am every morning.

It is important that the students take these examinations seriously, as the results of these exams will inform the staff and the students of their current grade, and more importantly what they need to do to improve so that they can reach or exceed their target grades at GCSE. The results from these exams will be sent home and will be reported using the new 1 – 9 grading system and using the BTEC Pass, Merit & Distinction criteria.

I am also attaching the exam timetable, although students will also receive their own individual timetables nearer the time.

If you have any questions regarding the exams, please do not hesitate to contact me on progress@paigntonacademy.org.

Yours faithfully,

Anne Freeman (Assistant Head of School – Progress)

Year 9 examinations

Week beginning 8th January 2018 2017

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