YEAR 7-10 Exams

Students will be prepared for all exams very thoroughly.  The exams will help us make decisions about the curriculum offer for each pupil next year including setting and potentially options. 

In Key Stage 3 we help prepare the students for public exams by giving them the opportunity to sit exams in the same way that GCSEs are conducted.  This helps students manage the stress better when they are older.  Key Stage 3 students also have GL Assessments.  These tests are computer based and are benchmarked against pupils nationwide.  This enables us to see how much progress each pupil is making in comparison to their peers across the country. 

In Key Stage 4 we prepare the students for public exams by giving them exams in Maths, English and Science.  All other subjects will be assessed during lesson time in exam conditions.



Advice for Year 11 exams:

Please arrive at least ten minutes before the start of the exam.

If you are going to be late, please inform the exams officer and report to reception on arrival at the Academy.

If you are unable to attend the exam, please inform the exams officer and provide the VALID reason in writing and signed by parent/carer, within three days otherwise you will be charged for the exam.

Ensure that you have ALL the necessary equipment for your exam.  You MUST write in black pen.  Check that your calculator works  and remember equipment such as pencils (for diagrams/graphs), protractors, set squares, compasses and rulers.

Further advice on helping your child study for their exams can be found here:


Parents guide – Helping Your Child Through Year 11