Thursday 10th February 2022
The Welsh Government have confirmed that Qualification Wales are planning to hold examinations this summer and that all learners in Wales should be working towards preparing for these examinations, supported by schools. The Minister for Education in Wales also confirmed that it is his intention that the examinations will go ahead this year.
Qualifications Wales have already confirmed that adaptions have been made to adjust grade boundaries to reflect the disruption that learners have faced. The Minister for Education has been clear that examinations are the fairest way to assess all learners, and being held towards the end of the summer term it will maximise teaching and learning time available.
All Year 10 pupils will have a number of external examinations and other assessments this summer that will contribute to their final GCSE grade. We felt that it was important to communicate this key information to all pupils, parents and carers as soon as possible.
On the next two pages we have attached the Year 10 summer examination timetable and other assessment dates that will help you support your child over the forthcoming months. Below are some other key dates to be aware of, including interim reports, speaking assessments and examination dates, and our virtual revision evening for parents and carers that will help you to support your child with revision strategies in preparation for the summer examinations.
Progress Check 3 Interim Reports: w/c Monday 4th April 2022
Virtual Revision Evening for parents/carers: 28th March 2022
Welsh Speaking Assessments: 30th March to 1st April 2022
GCSE external examinations: 16th May to 29th June 2022
Year 10 Full Reports: w/c 27th June 2022
All pupils will be issued with their individual examination timetables, for the summer examinations, during the week commencing Monday 28th February 2022. This will be an opportunity for you to check and query any examination entries. All examination changes need to be made by Friday 11th March 2022 and any amendments after this date will incur a cost.
Please contact the school if you require any further clarification. Your continued support is valued and appreciated.
Mr. A. Owens