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Year 10 mock GCSE exams

25 May 2017

Dear Parent/Carer

I am writing to you regarding the upcoming exams in Year 10. In the week beginning 5 June, your child will sit mock exams in all of their GCSE subjects. These mock examinations are a crucial preparatory step on the pathway to the final exams in the summer of 2018.

To help your child to prepare for the examinations, we would recommend purchasing revision guides in the subjects that they take for GCSE. See below for details of the exam boards for each qualification:

Subject: Exam board
Maths: Edexcel
English Language: AQA
English Literature: AQA
Combined Science: AQA Trilogy
Biology: AQA
Chemistry: AQA
Physics: AQA
History: Edexcel
Geography: AQA
French: AQA
German: AQA
Spanish: AQA
Mandarin: AQA
Sociology: OCR
Religious Studies: Eduqas
Business Studies: Edexcel
Hospitality and Catering: Eduqas
Design and Technology: AQA
Physical Education: Edexcel
Music: Edexcel
Drama: Edexcel

In the run up to the exams, it is important for your child to complete ten hours of independent work (homework and revision) per week to ensure the best chance of success. There is some advice for parents on how to plan and prepare for the revision period on our website (please search for ‘revision’).

Pupils must come fully equipped to their exams with a two pens, a pencil, a ruler, and for maths and science exams, a calculator, compass and protractor. If they bring their exam stationery in a pencil case, it must be made from see-through plastic.

We will post home your child’s results before the end of term. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your support during the revision period and exams. Please do not hesitate to contact me at the Academy if you would like to discuss the exams further.

Yours sincerely

John Reardon
Director: Curriculum