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Year 11 Don't forget to come and get your LFT kits
11CM 11th March 3:00-3:30pm
11SH 11th March 3:30-4:00pm
11HC 12th March 2:00-2:30pm
11RG 12th March 2:30-3:00pm

If pupils are unable to collect, parents must phone school to book an appointment to come and collect the kit.

Good evening everyone.

Thank you for the feedback we have received today. Attached is a video announcement to give you a brief update. I will write to you later this week giving a detailed plan.

Stay safe.

Paul Smith

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GCSE Arrangements 2021

PowerPoint Presentation from the Teams meeting with Mr Smith on 17/03/2021

CDG-Information-for-Parents-and-Carers-March-2021

Frequently Asked Questions

There will not be any formal exams this year. In the absence of an exam series, schools and colleges will be determining the GCSE grades awarded to learners in summer 2021.
This has been chosen to enable teachers to prioritise teaching and learning in the time available and puts trust in school to support you to progress with the next steps in your learning journey.
Teachers will be mindful of this and you will have opportunities to demonstrate your ability throughout the remainder of this academic year. Our aim is to produce a “holistic best fit grade” that brings together a range of assessment information. Students will be given the opportunity to complete further assessments in April and May to produce evidence to support their Centre Determined Grade.
We’re following clear guidelines laid out by Qualifications Wales and the awarding bodies to ensure we administer fair and equitable processes at all times. Your CDG is not the judgement of an individual teacher, but rather the culmination of a robust and transparent evidence-based approach involving a number of staff at school. We want to be confident you are awarded a grade which has been fairly standardised and agreed in conjunction with external agencies’ guidelines.
Yes. There will be three possibilities to appeal your CDG. Once you receive your provisional result, you will be able to request that school reviews this. This review will take place between 7th June and 18th June and school will let you know the outcome during this time. If your grade changes (up or down) following the Review then it is your new grade that will be sent to WJEC. School is then intending to submit all results to WJEC during the week commencing 28th June. GCSE results will be issued on 12th August and then you will be able to appeal to WJEC between the 24th August and 21st September. Following this, if you are still unsatisfied with the result you can ask Qualifications Wales to conduct an Exam Procedures Review.
No, they’re not the same. CDGs offer a flexible approach to assessment which enables teachers to review the level you are working at in the context of work you have covered. Your CDGs will be based purely on evidence-based judgements and awarding body algorithms will not be used.
Teachers will submit a CDG having drawn upon a range of evidence from a variety of sources which may include Non Exam Assessments (NEA) – which means coursework, assessment points, class tests and milestone assessments. The specific approach may differ between different subjects. More detailed information will be provided to you by your teachers about how your CDG will be decided for each subject. Please rest assured that our internal quality processes will be fair and robust to ensure you are not inadvertently disadvantaged.
No. You won’t be assessed on elements of the curriculum which have not been taught or covered. The types of evidence required will reflect adapted specification content.
Provisional results will be shared week commencing 14th June.
Not necessarily. As detailed above, grades may change if you request an internal review in June. Also, in July WJEC will look at the School’s results and they may ask for us to look again at some of the grades we have awarded, although the chance of this will be relatively small. Finally, once grades are formally issued in August there will be a period of time when you will be able to appeal to WJEC and this may mean that your grades change. Overall though, it is probable that the CDG issued to you in June will be confirmed as your final grade in August.

Assessment Windows

AssessmentAssessmentAssessment
Subject14th to 30th April3rd to 15th May17th to 21st May
English LanguageUnit 3 Mock
English Literature
NumeracyUnits 1 and 2
MathsUnit 1Unit 2
BiologyUnit 2 Mock (2 lessons)
ChemistryUnit 5 Mock (2 lessons)
PhysicsUnit 6 Mock (2 lessons)
WelshSpeaking exam 12th May
Skills Challenge
GeographyUnit 2Unit 1Additional evidence if required
HistoryDWR Exam PaperCCP Exam paper
FrenchUnit 1 Speaking (higher and foundation)
SpanishUnit 1 Speaking (higher and Foundation
PEUnit 1 MockUnit 1 Mock
EngineeringNEANEALevel1/2 Exam
Product DesignNEANEAMock exam paper (shortened version)
Health and SocialNEAUnit 1 MockMock , exam paper (shortened version)
FoodMock Exam Unit 1Unit 2 Practical
MusicUnit 3 Mock
ArtEXAM
DramaUnit 3 ExamUnit 1 DevisingUnit 1 Evaluation
ICTUnit 3 MockUnit 4 Final assessment
BusinessUnit 1 and 2
Computer scienceUnit 1Unit 2
Year 10 literatureUnit 2 Mock (2 lessons)