New DfE website on GCSE reforms
The DfE has launched a new website with more details about the further 20 reformed GCSEs. It includes information for parents, students, employers and anyone working in education. The homepage directs users to fact sheets for parents, employers, further and higher education institutions, which provide explanations of the new grading system and other information about the reforms. A short video to explain the changes is also included.
Summer 2018 GCSE Exam Timetable
Year 11 Key Exam Information & Revision
Please take the time to look at the documents below; If you have any questions always speak to your subject teacher - remember there is no such thing as a silly question!
Year 11 Revision & Exam Guide 2018
Exam Season Guidance & Tips
Notice to parents and families:
All decisions relating to examination entry lie with the Deputy Head for Learning: these include withdrawal from specific examinations and tier entry level.
We ask families to support us...
Try to ensure that:
- Your daughter/son gets a good night’s sleep before exams.
- They know the start times of every exam that they are taking that day.
They have all the equipment they need:
- a rubber;
- a ruler;
Sometimes they may also need:
- a calculator (GCSE Maths Paper 2, and all science exams allow calculators);
- a protractor;
- a compass;
- coloured pencils.
Pencil cases must be transparent.
Please also note:
Water is allowed in clear bottles with labels removed (no fizzy, no squash).
Sweets are only allowed in clear plastic bags, and without wrappers.
If your daughter/son is too ill to take their exam:
Inform the college immediately by leaving a message with the receptionist for the Exams Officer;
Take your child to their GP, explain that your daughter/son is too ill to take their exam and ask for a certificate or a note.
Ensure that the certificate is sent to the school as soon as possible, addressed to the Exams Officer with a covering note from you.
The school will then apply to the exam board for special consideration. In this way your child may gain a mark for the missed exam. Please note that this is not guaranteed and if granted will be an average assessed on your daughter/son’s previous performance.
Unauthorised absence from one of more examination:
Students who miss one or more examinations, owing to unauthorised absence, will be charged for the relevant entry fees.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the college if you would like more help or advice to prepare your son or daughter for their GCSEs.
In the first instance, contact your son or daughter’s form tutor. You can also telephone your son/daughter’s subject teachers, who will be able to answer questions relating to preparation or to levels of entry.
If you are on unable to attend on results day to pick up your results, they can be emailed to you providing you send an email to email@example.com. This email request can be made in advance and you must use your Rye Academy Trust email account to do so. Requests from other email providers (e.g. hotmail, yahoo etc) will not be authorised. Your Rye Academy Trust email accounts will remain active until after the summer holiday.
Exams Certificates are issued in the autumn, and due to the value and privacy attached, have to be signed for and collected in person. If you wish to allow a family member to collect these for you, please complete the attached form. WE CANNOT RELEASE CERTIFICATESS UNLESS THIS FORM IS COMPLETED.
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