In order to help both parents and students plan for the exams of Summer 2020 and beyond, we need to make you aware of some important information issued by the Examining bodies and JCQ (The Joint Council for Qualifications).
During the latter part of April 2020 students with GCSE and A level exams will be issued with personalised timetables showing the dates, times, rooms and durations of all of their formal written exams, which start mid-May and continue into June. Practical or controlled assessment and exams for subjects such as Art and Languages will not appear on their personalised timetable, students will be notified by their subject teachers when and where these will take place.
For the exams in Summer 2020, the Exam Awarding bodies and JCQ have arranged a contingency day for “GCSE and/or GCE examinations, should sustained national or local disruption arise during the June 2020 examination series”.
Following the tragic events of recent years, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower Fire, JCQ have decided that there needs to be an option whereby an exam can be postponed in the event of an incident and rearranged for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance.
The designated Contingency Day for 2020 is
Wednesday 24 June 2020.
This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams up to, and including, Wednesday 24 June 2020, even if their timetable indicates their last exam is much earlier. This decision is not a school decision and applies to all candidates in all schools nationwide.
Please make a note of this important date as should it be needed the expectation is that students will be present for the rearranged exam. The school is unable to apply to the Exam boards for consideration if a student is absent for a rearranged exam on the contingency day as a result of being on holiday for example.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.
Once again we threw our doors open to welcome parents and Y5/Y6 students at our Open Evening 2019! And what a group we welcomed… discerning, explorative and excited. It was an evening to cherish as we welcomed over 300 families to see the school and find out a little bit more about what Yateley had to offer.
On the evening our guests heard from the headteacher and saw our departments in action as well as collecting our latest prospectus and further details on how to apply to join us as the class of 2020.
Thank you to all parents who attended our Y10 information evening! If you were unable to attend the main presentation is shown below for your keeping along with the Exams Information Booklet and A “How to Survive and Thrive” parent guide.
Bubbling with anticipation at our upcoming Open Evening for prospective Y5 and Y6 students (and their parents!). Join us at Yateley School from 6.15pm onwards on Tuesday 1 October 2019 to find out more about the school.
Can’t make it? Don’t worry! Just get in contact with our admin team and we would be delighted to host you at a time better suited to your needs.
The end is near! Please see below for the final GCSE Week Ahead plans, there is a lot of detail in them and a lot of opportunity to boost your grades.
- There is a significant amount of study leave in the final week which means students are not required to attend when shown and that normal timetabled lessons are NOT running during these times. If you are unable to arrange pickups or drop-offs please rest assured that students can always use the library during school hours where “study morning/afternoon” is shown.
- Monday 10 June is very “Maths-heavy” because we know so much more about what will be on the final paper (based on what has come previously). We will teach that specific exam content on the Monday 10 June… please don’t miss this as it can make all the difference!
- Our Leavers’ Assembly is after the Physics exam on Friday 14 June during P3+P4 and students will depart at lunchtime.
- Students studying PM Further Maths can choose to miss Leavers’ Assembly and instead attend Further Maths lessons P3+P4 before their exam.
- You must not be wearing a signed shirt if you are in the PM Further Maths exam as you will not be allowed entry to the exam hall… please bring a spare shirt if you need one!
Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow couldn’t stop crying at the Oscars? That’s how I feel when speaking about how well our Y11s are doing so far in these exams! We are impossibly proud of them at the moment – such determination and strength together. This is GCSE Week Ahead #3 and we are more than halfway there, although it is without a doubt the hardest exam week. Well done everyone! Any questions or help required please do get in contact with me by emailing: email@example.com.