Year 11 mock exam support

This page replicates the information provided in the Year 11 information evening regarding preparation and support for mock exams.


Important dates

• October – Year 11 Careers Interviews
• Wednesday 11th October – Year 11 Parents' Information Evening
• Thursday 12th October – Elevate Revision Session
• Monday 27th November - Friday 8th December - Year 11 Mock Exams
• Thursday 23rd November - Hanley Castle 6th Form Open Evening
• Monday 18th December – Hanley Castle 6th Form Applications Deadline
• Thursday 21st December - Year 11 Mock Results
• Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th January - Year 11 Parents Evening
• Thursday 21st March - Year 11 Advice sheets home
• Monday 13th May (provisional) - GCSEs start
• Wednesday 26th June - Exam Contingency date
• Thursday 27th June – Year 11 Prom, Stanbrook Abbey


The FAQ sheet, printed at the front of the Y11 mocks booklet, can be found here. In addition to information about the mocks, this summarises some helpful revision strategies and suggestions for support at home. If you need to get in touch with us please use

As requested, please find presentations from the Year 11 Parents Information Evening below:

Introduction (Mr Stow)

Retrieval and revision techniques (Mr Stow)

The Power Hour (Mrs Burrows)

School support (Mr Johnston)

Managing and supporting mental health (Mrs Mason)

Careers aspiration and UCAS application (Mr Cook)

Safeguarding hot topics (Mrs Anderson-Kirby)


Click here for links to organisations that can help parents to support various aspects of their child's wellbeing.


Below is student guidance for mock exams in each subject. The exam boards we use for each subject can be found here. Further information on what to expect in exams can be found on the exams pages of our website (the Student Exams Booklet will be useful, which will be updated for the summer 2024 exam series).


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