Support with examination revision
Most students try to revise in the wrong ways, ones that are proven to be the least helpful. So, we’ve been working with KS4, and now KS3, at helping students to have a better understanding of how the brain stores information effectively and methods that students might use to help them remember what they need to know for tests and examinations. There are a series of videos that they have had shared with them in form time – but they are also shared here so that students can access them again:
For Year 11 (and some Year 10s) the internal examinations are:
- 21st February – 1st March 2023
A detailed timetable will be shared with Year 11 and here online ahead of each examination window.
Year 11 are being given support in school at the present time, with how to prepare for examinations properly. Sessions of support include how the brain retains information and how to design an effective revision timetable. These are shared on the website. Year 11 need to be using this to help themselves prepare the best that they can for internal examinations.
Here you will find attached the Subject specific revision support guide for 2022/2023:
The official certificates are ready for collection. We ask that pupils collect their certificates individually and in person. If pupils would like someone to collect the certificates on their behalf, then this needs to be expressed in writing (this includes collection by parents). Please note that certificates should be kept safe in the future. Replacement certificates are expensive and can only be supplied directly through the exam boards.
Our leavers achieved a wonderful set of results and we are very proud of all that they have done. They are fully deserving of their achievements and we wish them well for the future.
Information for candidates
St Antony’s Roman Catholic School is committed to ensuring that candidates are fully briefed on the exam and assessment process in place in the centre.
Here is the SARCS Information for Candidates 2022-23 Spring handbook.
The purpose of the handbook is:
- To make you aware of the required JCQ/awarding body instructions, regulations and information for candidates.
- To inform candidates about malpractice in examinations/assessments
- To inform candidates about the use of their personal data and copyright
- To ensure candidates are provided with all relevant information about their exams and assessments in advance of any exams/assessments being taken
- To ensure copies of relevant JCQ information for candidates documents and exam room posters are provided in advance of any exams/assessments being taken
- It also provides some helpful JCQ guidance regarding coursework and controlled assessments.
It is very important that you have read and understand the document before any assessments or exams. A further edition with non practical information and guidance will be issued nearer your external exam time.
Please click here for a useful video outlining the key information for candidates.
Summer 2023 Examination Timetable
The exam boards have now published their provisional timetables for the summer 2023 examination series which can be found here.
Managing Exam Stress
The awarding bodies have designated Thursday 8th June 2023, Thursday 15th June 2023 and Wednesday 28th June 2023 as ‘contingency days’ for examinations. This is consistent with the qualification regulators’ document Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland – gov.uk/government/publications/ exam-system-contingency-plan-england-wales-and-northern-ireland
The designation of a ‘contingency day’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or significant local disruption to examinations in the United Kingdom.
It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations. We must therefore remind you that you must remain available until Wednesday 28th June 2023 should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan.
Qualification Summary Information
KS4 Qualifications, Qualification Type and Exam Boards
|KS4 Qualification||Qualification Type||Exam Board|
|Sport Science||Cambridge National||OCR|
|Art and Design||GCSE||Eduqas|
|Graphic Art and Design||GCSE||Eduqas|
|Textile Art and Design||GCSE||Eduqas|
|Food and Nutrition||Vocational Award||Eduqas|