19th March - y11 & y13

Dear Year 11 and year 13 student / parents / carers,

Last week I spoke to all students in Year 11 and Year 13 about the uncertainty regarding this year’s GCSE and A level exams.

You will all have seen the announcement that the actual exams themselves will not now take place.

The Government is currently working with schools and Ofqual to ensure that children and young people get the qualifications they need and are not disadvantaged by this measure.

We expect to receive details of how grades will be awarded tomorrow and I will contact you again as soon as I have this information.

In the meantime, it is vital that Year 11 and Year 13 continue to do their very best to complete the work set by your teachers. This will ensure that your teachers and the school have as much of your best and most recent work available for whatever assessment method the Government decides on.

Keep checking TEAMS, E-Praise, your e-mails and the school website for what to do, as well as for support and advice.

I know that this news has added to the pressures that you are feeling. When I spoke to you last week I was hugely impressed by your understanding of the seriousness of the situation we are in, and your determination to continue to do your best in these difficult circumstances.

You need to know that your teachers and every member of the school community are here to support you as best we can. Although we are not seeing each other I can assure you that no student has been forgotten, and that you can and should contact us when you need support.

I will be in touch again tomorrow.

My very best wishes
Lindsey Cooke

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