Summer Holiday Reading 2021

It is always a double delight when we receive recommendations from our pupils for books.

One great way to relax, whether at home, or anywhere else on holiday, is by reading, and we hope you have already got some great books lined up and are possibly already in the middle of one. However, you might feel like something different to what you usually read, or not know where to start when it comes to choosing a book. The books on the book list attached here have been recommended by you.  We hope that you will choose a few of these to try over the summer holiday. We are looking forward to talking about what you have been reading when you arrive back in September. Happy Holiday Reading.

Mrs Scott and Mrs O'Connor
College Librarians


Year 11 and Upper Sixth Examinations And Results Days

All the Teacher Assessment Grades (TAGs) were checked and uploaded by the deadline of Friday 18 June and samples were requested by exam boards as part of their external quality assurance the following Monday. No further samples have yet been requested and, in common with all schools across the country, we are hoping to be verified shortly.

I would like to salute the Year 11 pupils and the Upper Sixth once more for all their hard work and fortitude in these extraordinary times. We anticipate very good results in August but do please remember the appeals processes that are in place; there is a very useful overview by JCQ here. The Enquiry About Results form that is used for the appeals is available here and should be submitted by email to our Examinations Officer, Mrs Shellagh Dodds.

The government has confirmed that exam results will be published on the following days and results can be collected on the mornings of:

Tuesday 10 August 2021 – A-level and AS results
Thursday 12 August 2021 – GCSE and Latin L1 and L2 results

Please rest assured that we plan to be in school to support pupils in the usual ways – pastorally, academically and offering careers advice. We will release precise details of how the Results Days will work nearer the time when we know the current government guidelines but please make sure to protect the dates in your diary.

We are delighted that one exam board has now published the discount on their fees; WJEC have reduced their fees by 42%. Other exam boards have yet to confirm whether, or how much they will offer discounts, but whatever those discounts may be they will all be passed onto parents. We hope to be able to confirm those details for you at the Results Days in August.

May I take this opportunity to thank you and wish you all the very best for the future at Princethorpe College, and beyond.

Dr Michael Reddish
Deputy Head - Academic