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collecting GCSE results: 20 august 2020

Students are invited to come into school to collect their exam results on Thursday 20 August 2020.

To ensure safety for everyone through appropriate social distancing, we have created time-slots throughout the day. Please stick to the time slots shown below.

Year 11 students

Surname

Time

A - B

09:00 – 09:20

C - G

09:30 – 09:50

H

10:00 – 10:20

I - P

10:25 – 10:45

Q - S

10:55 – 11:15

T - Z

11:25 – 11:45

 

Year 10 students

Surname

Time

A - B

12:00 – 12:20

C - D

12:25 – 12:45

E – H

12:50 – 13:10

I - M

13:15 – 13:35

N – S

13:40 – 14:00

T – Z

14:05 – 14:25

 

Could we politely request that you park in the school car park and not at the front of school to avoid overcrowding, only students may enter via the ‘Geography’ entrance and sanitise hands on entry.  We request that parents remain in cars or outside the building.  There will be a one way system in operation so that students will leave via the hall doors.

On the day, students will receive an envelope with their results and staff will be available to support them in their next steps either in person or on the phone. Details of any appeals have not yet been finalised, we are awaiting further information from Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and exam boards.

If students are unable to collect their results in person or if students require another person to collect their results on their behalf, please email our exams officer at ahester@hopevalley.derbyshire.sch.uk

For anyone who doesn't collect their results on the 20th August, these will be posted out 2nd class the following day.

 

preparing for exams

Exams are all about effort, exam practice and time spent revising. Some people seem to be able to do well in exams without much effort. You know yourself best. Now is the time to work harder and put more effort in, even those subjects you struggle with.

This short-term pain brings long-term benefits. The rewards are great. Think about achieving your best grade. Think about being able to do the course you really want to do post-16. Think about all those jobs you will apply for over the length of your adult life putting down GCSE grades you are proud of. Think about that long summer at the end of Year 11 knowing you really worked your hardest.

 

Maximising Success in Key stage 4

You can download revision resources booklet that includes revision techniques, subject specific resources and assessment schedule here.

 

Revision Timetable

There are many different revision timetables, here is one that we recommend which is based on 30 minutes of revision followed by a 15 minute break - download it here.