The High School Year
The school year has three terms, the start and end of each term being indicated on the calendar.
Key examination dates: All students in Year 9 (KS3) complete Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint tests for Mathematics, English and Science in April / May. Additional assessments are completed in all subject areas throughout the school year. Key Stage 4 students in Year 11 and Key Stage 5 students in Years 12 and 13 (AS/A2 Level) complete formal examinations from May to June in Year 11, as well as practice assessments throughout the courses.
Reports and Parents’ Meetings: Two full reports and two sets of mid-term assessment grades are issued each year for all year groups in addition to two parents’ meetings held at the end of term one and term three. The schedule for 2017-18 is noted below:
|Oct 13||Mid-term assessment 1 (Y7-13)|
|Nov 13 – 17||Term 1 examinations (Y7-13)|
|Dec 4||Reports Y7-13|
|Dec 5 – 7||Parent meetings|
|Feb 5 – 16||Trial Examinations (Y11-13)|
|Mar 2||Mid-term assessment 2 (Y7-13)|
|Mar 26||Reports Y11-13; a report is issued to Year 11 and above at this point since, at the commencement of term three, students will begin revision for the IGCSE and AS/A2 examinations, the practical and oral examinations taking place in late March and mid-April|
|Apr 10 – 12||Checkpoint Examinations (Y9)|
|Apr 23||IGCSE / AS / A2 Examination period begins|
|May 14 – 18||End of Year Examinations (Y7/8/10)|
|Jun 11||Reports Y7-10|
|Jun 12 – 14||Parent meetings|