Year 11

GCSEs 2021

In January 2021 schools were informed that this summer’s GCSE examinations would not be going ahead as planned. Instead, Ofqual and Department for Education advised that GCSEs grades will be based on a process involving teacher assessment against national standards, internal quality assurance, and external quality assurance by the exam boards. Full description of the process and the FAQs parents may find useful are available here.

In summary:

  • Teachers will determine the grade awarded to pupils for individual subjects.
  • A range of evidence sources will be used.
  • The examination boards will be providing schools with support materials nearer to the Easter break.
  • Teachers will submit grades to the examination boards the week commencing 14 June 2021.

The school is fully aware of the contextual difficulties and challenges faced by our Year 11 pupils and will provide fair and professional assessments to support pupils with moving on to the next stage of their careers.
Our advice to all our Year 11 pupils is to continue to work hard and persevere with your studies both in school and at home.

Results Day 2021

Please note that the Results Day has now changed to 12 August 2021.


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).