Year 11 and 13 students,
I am sure that many of you are anxious about what will happen with the summer exams and your plans beyond that, many of which will be based on grades from exams you are no longer sitting. The current situation is developing and changing and the organisations responsible for your qualifications and, for Year 13, for university places, are still forming their own plans. You may have heard some of this in the press but there are many details still to be confirmed and we do not want to speak too soon before those plans are released to us.
In the meantime, please continue with your work – there is a real possibility that we may need to ask you to sit further mock exams in order to provide the best evidence on which to base your overall grade. If this is the case, you will have plenty of warning of when this will happen. Don’t be despondent – you are an excellent group of students and you will receive the grades that you have worked for and deserve. We hope to be able to tell you more as soon as possible.
In addition, there have been announcements from the government with regards to personal behaviour and social distancing. I hope that you are all taking sensible precautions to avoid big social gatherings, being considerate in handwashing, how we treat the elderly, shopping and so on.
Finally, your tutors, Heads of Year and other staff are always only an email or a Teams post away if you need further guidance and support, for most of you, moreso now than at any previous point of your education. Best wishes,
Mr J. Collins, Head of Year 11
Mr C. Martin, Head of Year 13