In January 2021 schools were informed that this summer’s GCSE examinations would not be going ahead as planned. Instead, Ofqual, the body responsible for examinations, would be consulting until the end of January ahead of publishing any plans or new arrangements. As and when Ofqual publish their agreed plans we will forward details to all Year 11 pupils.
Here in school, we fully appreciate that the current uncertainty is asking a lot of our Year 11 pupils, but it is very important that we keep going. For now, turn up to all your online and remote learning lessons, keep working hard, and know that every piece of work you complete will make a difference.
We are delighted to announce that Kettlethorpe High School has recently invested in GCSEPod, the award-winning digital content and revision provider used by over 1,250 schools worldwide.
All Year 10 & 11 pupils have now been registered so they now have access to GCSEPod’s library of over 6,000 ‘Pods,’ 3-5 minute videos designed to deliver knowledge in short bursts. GCSEPod makes learning and revision much more manageable: every Pod is mapped to an exam board, and contains all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that your child needs for GCSE success – all neatly organised into topics and exam playlists. Find out more from our letter.
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Exam stress and pressure
Taking exams can be stressful. These external sources have some robust information:
> have a look at Childline and YoungMinds or read this pupil leaflet (for pupils)
> NHS and YoungMinds have relevant advice (for parents/carers).