Year 11 And Upper Sixth Mocks - Update And Reminder
Last year we introduced a further significant improvement to the assessment system at Princethorpe: the addition of a second set of formal mocks for our Upper Sixth students. This followed the successful introduction of additional mocks for our Year 11 pupils in previous years. The Year 11 mocks will continue in this model in the weeks commencing 4 January and 22 February.
For the Upper Sixth, the first set of mocks in the week commencing 4 January will be over three days (5 - 7 January inclusive) to best balance assessment time and curriculum coverage. The second set of mocks will be over seven days (22 February - 2 March inclusive) to allow for more papers and the most realistic examination experience.
For Year 11, the first set of mocks in the week commencing 4 January will be over 5 days (5 - 11 January inclusive). The second set of mocks will, again, be over five days (22 - 26 February inclusive) to allow further examination experience.
This will give Year 11 pupils and Upper Sixth students two opportunities to really test themselves and learn from their successes and difficulties, supported by their teachers, before sitting the real exams in the summer. It will also allow us to spread out the exams for the Upper Sixth to ease the strain on the students as well as give them that bit more experience of what it is like to work in proper examination conditions. We hope this will be another important step in giving our pupils the best possible support for academic success.
Please note that Year 11 will be allowed to revise using their laptops during revision sessons and in between exams.
Disturbance must be kept to an absolute minimum so the laptops must be on mute and notes should be made on paper rather than typed. There will not be a facility to charge the laptops so they should be brought fully charged and paper backups should be accessible.
We understand that this will be a busy Christmas preparing for the mocks but I hope that the pupils are able to get a good rest and spend some lovely time with their families.
Dr Michael Reddish
Deputy Head - Academic