Year 11 Mock Examinations

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

I am writing to make you aware that all year 11 students will start a full series of mock GCSE examinations for EBACC subjects (English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Spanish/French) from Tuesday 12 January 2021. At the time of writing, the Government’s position is that students in England will sit GCSE exams next summer, with papers and grade boundaries adjusted to reflect the upheaval that Covid 19 has caused this year’s cohort of students. As a result, the January mock exam outcomes will give teachers vital information on areas of strength, areas to improve and misconceptions at an individual level and will help us to plan the next steps for your child. This is so that they are best prepared for their official GCSE exams scheduled in May/June 2021. 

The mock exams will be held in your son’s/daughter’s usual teaching rooms and not in the exam hall.  Students need to address these mocks as evidence trails of progress and must take them seriously, making sure that they have carried out adequate revision and will be in exam conditions. There are revision materials for every subject via Google Classroom, to which your child has access. Students should be revising ‘little and often’ – we suggest three subjects for 30/40 minutes each per evening (Sunday to Thursday).

A final round of mock examinations will also take place before the Easter holidays, but these will be taken in the exam hall, so as to prepare your child with a run through for the official exams.

Dates of January Mock Exams – attached.

 

Reach for the Stars

Following the success of our ‘Reach for the Stars’ reward programme in previous years, I am delighted to inform you that we will be launching this programme again in February 2021.  This rewards year 11 students for their hard work and positive attitude to learning and includes a tiered reward scheme.  The scheme will be launched with students at the end of Module 3 and I will be in touch with further details nearer the time.

 

Year 11 Parents’ Evening: 24 February 2021

Year 11 Parents’ evening has been rescheduled for 24 February 2021, with the main purpose being to discuss your son’s/daughter’s January mock results and to provide you with any updates to the GCSE exams in the summer.  We will also provide you with an update concerning next summer’s GCSE exams, once we have received this from the Department for Education and OFQUAL.

Thank you for taking the time to read through this information.  We would like to thank you for your ongoing support and wish you an enjoyable Christmas break.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Stephanie Goodall

Head of Jupiter College

Year 11 Raising Standards Lead

 

 

Dates of Year 11 January 2020 Mock Exams

 

Date Period Exam Time
12/01/21

Tues (AM)

P1 & 2 English Literature Paper 1

(1h 45min)

08:45-10:30
12/01/21

Tues (PM)

P4 & 5 Geography Paper 1 

History Paper 1

13:15-14:45

13:15-14:30

13/01/21

Wed (AM)

P1 & 2 Combined Science Paper 1* (BIO)

Triple Science Paper 1* (BIO)

08:45-09:55

08:45-10:30

14/01/21

Thur (AM)

P1 & 2 Maths Paper 1

(Higher or Foundation)

08:45-10:15
15/01/21

Fri (AM)

P1 & 2 Combined Science Paper 2* (CHE)

Triple Science Paper 2* (CHE)

08:45-09:55

08:45-10:30

18/01/21

Mon (AM)

P1 & 2 Maths Paper 2

(Higher or Foundation)

08:45-10:15
19/01/21

Tue (AM)

P1 & 2 English Literature Paper 2

(1h 20min)

09:45-10:05
20/01/21

Wed (AM)

P1 & 2 Geography Paper 2 

History Paper 3

08:45-10:15

08:45-10:15

21/01/21

Thur (AM)

P1 & 2 Combined Science Paper 3* (PHY)

Triple Science Paper 3* (PHY)

08:45-09:55

08:45-10:30

22/01/21

Fri (AM)

P1 & 2 Maths Paper 3

(Higher or Foundation)

08:45-10:15