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Sixth Form Options Evening And Year 11 Mock Exams

Dear Parents and Carers,


Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to host our usual Sixth Form Options Evening for students and parents.  Mr Whales (Assistant Headteacher & Head of Sixth Form) will therefore be delivering an assembly to Year 11 students on Friday 11 December to explain the options process and life in the King’s School Sixth Form.  Heads of Department have also produced subject presentations and these will be available on the school website following this assembly together with the presentation from Mr Whales and application forms.

During the week beginning Monday 8 February 2020, every Year 11 pupil will have an individual meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss career aspirations and post-16 options.  Students wishing to apply for the Sixth Form will bring a completed application form along to this meeting. 


The Year 11 Mock Examinations will take place between Monday 30 November and Monday 7 December.  There will be no study leave during Mock Examinations and pupils should attend School as normal from 8:45am and register in Form Rooms with their Tutor.  When pupils are not in examinations they will be in normal lessons.  

The revision booklet attached with this letter provides information on revision strategies and content of examinations.  Heads of Department have given an overview of the requirements of each exam to enable students to prepare themselves appropriately.  Students will also receive an electronic copy of the booklet to assist them in their revision.               

I have attached the timetable for the examination period and instructions to candidates published by JCQ the exams regulator.  We shall run the examinations as though they are the actual GCSEs and pupils will be made aware of how they should conduct themselves.  Any pupil who fails to behave in the correct manner will be sanctioned as follows:

  • His script will be removed and destroyed.
  • He will be required to repeat the examination in an after-school detention, lasting the full time of the examination.
  • Parents will be informed and made aware that any subsequent failure to follow the required system will result in an exclusion.

I’m sure you appreciate it is important that we run these examinations in the correct manner in order to give everyone the opportunity for success.  Results will be published to parents in term 3. 

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish your son my best wishes in his Mock Examinations.   If there are any questions relating to this letter that you would like to discuss in more detail please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr Hinchcliffe (Head of Year 11).

Yours sincerely,

Justin Dixon

Deputy Head Master

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