Exams & Revision
IMPORTANT INformation - Exam contingency day - TO BE CONFIRMED
FAO - Parents/Carers of students in Year 11
An exam contingency day is put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations during the summer examination series.” The decision comes following the tragic events of recent years, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire.
The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) have decided that there is a need for the option to postpone an exam (or exams) in the event of an incident and rearrange them for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and uncertainty surrounding examinations next summer and the recent announcement that GCSE exams will be delayed by three weeks, the contingency date for 2021 has not yet been confirmed. We will inform you of this and any other changes to the examinations next year as soon as we have the information.
At Hungerhill School, we try to ensure that our students are as prepared for their exams as possible. Individual departments provide support to their students both via revision and intervention classes, and also the production of revision guides.
Correct and thorough preparation for exams and assessments is the key to success and we will endeavour to avoid any further disruption to our students' learning where possible during these difficult times.