As we approach the final half term of this academic year, we begin to look ahead to next year and ensuring that our current Year 10s are ready and prepared for Year 11. At George Spencer, we support the Year 10 cohort early in building a culture of revision and familiarising them with the processes and expectations of more formal exams. Please find attached the overview timetable for the Year 10 Pre- Public Exam series (PPEs) that will start on Monday 14th June- Thursday 1st July.
What is a PPE?
The term ‘mock’ exam can be misinterpreted as a ‘pretend’ exam or something that is not real. Through the PPE process, we demonstrate what will happen in their exams at the end of their two year course and we use the results to help highlight their strengths in subject areas and also identify the places where they need to continue to develop or would benefit from additional intervention. It is therefore incredibly important that strive to be the best they can be during these exams and view these as pre-public exams, rather than anything less important.
When will my child be given more information?
At the beginning of next half term (w/b Monday 7th June) all year 10 students will attend a presentation during form time (in a half year group) where they will be given further information about the PPEs and also received an individual timetable and seating plan for their core and option subjects. Vocational subjects such as Travel and Tourism will not sit a PPE due to taking external modules throughout the two years. If your child has exam access arrangements due to additional needs and/or medical reasons, they will also be given information on this provision. The Inclusion team will support all identified students and the Well-Being team will be available to provide wraparound support to all students should they have any questions, concerns or worries. As always, the Learning Managers and Year 10 team will also be available.
All students have received a hard copy of the overview timetable this week, along with revision strategies. Please use the opportunity in your progress evening appointments, to speak to your child’s subject teacher about ways they can prepare and revise over the next few weeks.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact:
Mr O’Toole- Director of Learning firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mr Kerry- Year 10 Pastoral Support Assistant email@example.com
Miss L. Jenkinson