Examinations at The Westgate School
The School uses a wide range of assessment techniques to monitor pupil progress and help ensure all children continue to move forwards with their learning. In addition to classroom-based assessment and tests, at key times throughout their secondary school journey pupils will take more formal mock examinations - these are a vital way of preparing pupils for what they will experience in their real GCSEs. They help children develop their revision skills; their time management; their emotional resilience within exam conditions; as well as their exam technique - and they provide teachers will invaluable information which we use to inform our curriculum planning in the months leading up to the GCSE exams.
Pupils will sit formal mock examinations in:
The summer term of Year 10 (after the Year 11 GCSEs are finished)
The autumn term of Year 11 (a few weeks before the Christmas holidays)
February of Year 11 for English, Maths and Science only
Exact timetables will be published to pupils in the build up to each exam series and can be found below. Tutors and colleagues within school will work with pupils to reassure, support and prepare them for these mock examinations, and parents will be provided with information in our Partners in Learning events throughout the year.
Additional information about the exams can also be found below.
GCSE Assessments in Summer 2021
This year, because national examinations have been cancelled due to the impact of the Coronavirus, schools will be conducting a range of assessments in order to produce teacher assessment grades for each pupil in the subjects they study. To hear about how The Westgate School is conducting assessments this year, please see the video below to listen to our presentation to our families in our Partners in Learning session on 17th March 2021.
Please click here to view the Year 11 GCSE Assessment Plan - Summer Term. This document shows the overview of assessments pupils will be completing in lessons after Easter. Pupils should ask their individual class teachers for the exact days within each week when assessments will take place and what to revise.
Partners in Learning
Please click here to view the Partners in Learning PPT Curriculum and Revision for Examinations.
Please click here to view GCSE 8 Top Tips for Exams
Please click here to view the Grading is Changing 2017 document regarding new GCSE grading criteria in English and Mathematics.
Please click here to view Exam Information for Candidates - Controlled Assessment
Please click here to view Non Examination Information
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