Exams in Summer 2022

Dear Parents/Carers,

Year 11 students have completed their final mock exams this week and we’ve been delighted with the continued progress that is being made. The first GCSE exam is on 16th May and consequently exam preparation and content will be the focus of all lessons from now on. In order to reduce the impact of the pandemic, exam boards have published further information to support students preparing for this year’s GCSE exams. All students have been made aware of the changes for their specific subjects and all subjects have ensured that they have been the main focus areas of learning since their release. AQA has produced a video that will help you to understand the changes, click here to view.

Subject specific changes are linked below, but here are some key amendments:

  • There is a reduction in content in English Literature and History
  • Practical work for Science can be delivered via demonstration
  • Art will be assessed solely on the student’s portfolio
  • Students will be provided with an updated formulae sheet in Maths, Physics and Combined Science
  • Pre-release topic lists for Mathematics

How we will support and prepare your child

As a school, we are doing all that we can to ensure that your child is fully prepared for their exams. This includes the following:

  • Ensuring students are well informed about what is being examined where possible
  • Providing plenty of opportunities to practise the routines of exams
  • Supporting in understanding what and how to revise
  • Explicitly teaching students a range of wellbeing and positive mental health strategies
  • Having a range of bespoke support in place for students
English Literature

Exam Board: AQA

Link to advance information: Remaining texts are; Poems from the anthology / Romeo and Juliet / Christmas Carol. There will also be unseen poetry.

History

Exam Board: AQA

Link to advance information: History students will only sit three papers now – Inter war years – Democracy and Dictatorship – Health and the people.

Art

Exam Board: Eduqas

Link to advance information: Students will only be assessed in their course work. They only need to supply one portfolio.

I hope that this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions relating to exams and preparations, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Young at ben.young@theleighutc.org.uk

We continue to offer weekly revision sessions – we have an amazing 75% of students attending revision each week and a full programme of Easter revision is shown below. If you would like to attend, please complete the online booking form at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tSwY7giBtUdX924Cppr3YontCAgQ3bk3DpROqKwYn34/edit

Monday 4th April, 9am – 12pm

Electronics – All Electronics students are welcome to attend. Room 1.12, Mr Nash

Monday 4th April, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Science – Foundation and Higher Tier students are all welcome. This session will be run online – Mrs Karande and Mr Emblem – https://classroom.google.com/c/NDU0Njg4NjQ0Mzkw

Tuesday 5th April, 10am – 2pm

Maths – Foundation and Higher Tier students are all welcome. There will be sessions run for both papers in the morning and afternoon. This will enable students to attend Science in the afternoon. A list of the different sessions are available – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1L_hkziZWuR9hQTAp8XfJJX8Vh4seF9OnfxccxrOeQWU/edit?usp=sharing

Tuesday 5th April, 12pm – 2pm

Science – Higher Tier students are all welcome to attend. Room 1.10, Mr Emblem

Thursday 7th April, 9am – 12pm

Computer Science – All Computer Science students are welcome to attend. Room 2.13, Mr Zaidi

Thursday 7th April, 12pm – 2pm

English Language, Paper 1 – All students are welcome to attend. Room 2.15, Miss Grigg

Friday 8th April, 12pm – 2pm

English Language, Paper 2 – All students are welcome to attend. Room 2.15, Miss Grigg

Monday 11th April, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Science – Foundation and Higher Tier students are all welcome – this session will be run online – Mrs Karande, Mr Emblem – https://classroom.google.com/c/NDU0Njg4NjQ0Mzkw

Monday 11th April, 9am – 12pm

English – A Christmas Carol – All students are welcome. Room 2.15, Miss Grigg

Monday 11th April, 12pm – 2pm

English – Romeo & Juliet – All students are welcome. Room 2.15, Miss Grigg

Thursday 14th April, 12pm – 2pm

Science – Foundation Tier – All students welcome. Room 1.10, Mr Emblem

Friday 15th April, 12pm – 2pm

Science – Higher Tier – All students welcome. Room 1.10, Mr Emblem

Our final parents evening will take place on Thursday 21st April – 3:30pm-6:30pm – letters will be sent out shortly regarding signing up.

Yours faithfully,

Mr N Arnould
Head of College