Help in preparing for examinations

Parents are often concerned about how they can best help their child during the stressful examination season and we have put together some advice 'Help your child beat exam stress', which you can download on the right. We encourage students to speak with parents, form tutors or Guidance Team Leaders if they have any concerns regarding their examinations and there are also many useful sources of advice and information online, including from organisations such as AQA and ChildLIne.  

Each year we also hold an Information Evening for Year 11 students and their parents to give specific information about revising for GCSEs in general and about GCSE English and Maths revision in particular.  You can also download the documents shared on this evening using the links on the right. 

Finally, the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) produces guidance and information for candidates on behalf of the AQA, City & Guilds, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC examination boards.  These relate to things like candidates sitting written examinations, doing coursework, taking on-screen tests and doing controlled assessments.  You can access these from the JCQ website.

You can help your child by making sure they understand the regulations and have all the necessary equipment they need for each examination.