Students at Atlantic Academy will take external public exams at the completion of their courses, usually at the end of Year 11. There are some subjects where students sit exams throughout their course, for example in BTEC qualifications.
All exam dates will be notified to students and parents in advance, including seating arrangements and required equipment.
Key information relating to exams can be found below:
Students taking exams in 2021 will be supported through addittional concessionary measures, as announced by the DfE. Thes include:
- more generous grading than usual, in line with 2020
- students receiving advance notice of some topic areas covered in GCSE to help them focus their revision
- exam aids – like formula sheets – provided in some exams to give students more confidence and reduce the amount of information they need to memorise
- contingency exams – held shortly after the main exam series – so students can sit a paper if they miss all their assessments in a subject because of illness or self-isolation.
The new measures complement the existing changes for next summer which include:
- reduced content in many subjects
- a delay to the start of exams and changes to the timetable.
There will also be adaptations to vocational and technical qualifications to make sure there’s parity with general qualifications.
As soon as additional information on the summer 2021 exams are announced, these will be shared with students and parents.