Year 11

GCSEs 2021

Following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK government has decided that the Summer 2021 examination series will not go ahead as planned. Instead, teachers will determine the grades, based upon a range of evidence verified by the school.
These results will then be reviewed by the exam boards who designed each course, before awarding the final grades which reflect the performance on content  pupils have been taught, and allow them to confidently progress to the next stage of education or into employment.

For the timeline of what is happening, how teachers will determine the grades and the Appeals Process, please read this Guidance for Students and Parents from JCQ.

Important dates

Year 11 group photograph by Tempest Photography – Friday, 28th May.

Last day at school for Year 11 – Thursday, 10th June.

Results Day – 12 August 2021. Please note: school will NOT be open to pupils on that day. Pupils can find their GCSE grades on Edulink from 8am on the day and by post (the results sheet will be posted 1st class on the day).


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).