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In preparation for all our students to succeed in their GCSE/A-Levels all students sit pre-public examinations throughout out the year. Pre-public examinations prepare students for their exams and allow the students to gain the experience and routines associated with sitting their exams. Teachers are able to tailor their teaching to support any gaps in knowledge and identify where they need help.

Year 10, 11 12 & 13 will sit 2 weeks of pre public examinations, the first week situated close to the start of the school term then the second week later on in the year, this it to help students prepare for their external exams. Years 7, 8 & 9 will sit one week within the academic year. Results from students PPEs will be reported in their school reports.

Across the year external examinations are sat by students from year 10 to 13. All students that are entered for external examinations will be expected to read the code of conduct and the JCQ information to candidates and make sure they understand what is expected of them whilst sitting examinations. All external examinations are set by the exam boards and details for examinations cannot be changed by the school. These are expectations for all students across the country. Exam dates cannot be changed as these are set nationally.

We expect all students sitting Pre public examinations or external examinations to arrive in good time for their exam so they enter the exam room calmly, all students must arrive at least 15 minutes before the official start time of their exams.

Students will be prepared by their teachers prior to their exams. It is essential that all students work from a revision timetable, have their personal learning checklist (PLC) and use past papers to prepare for their examinations.