Revision & Exams
IMPORTANT INformation - Exam contingency day june 2020
FAO - Parents/Carers of students in Year 11
To avoid any possible issues during the exam season this summer, please read the following information.
Students will be given their individual exam timetables which will highlight when their final exam is scheduled to take place. The summer written exam period will run from Monday 11th May to Tuesday 16th June 2020. In addition to this, there is a Summer 2020 exam series Exam Contingency Day that is selected by the examination awarding bodies. All students must be aware of and be available for this date.
This contingency day for GCSE examinations has been 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 they need 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. The date that has been set aside as the contingency day this year is Wednesday 24th June 2020. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 24th June 2020. This decision is not a school decision and applies to all candidates in all schools across the country. Please can all students/parents/carers make a note of the contingency exam date in the event that an awarding body needs to invoke its contingency plan.
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.