Year 9 Mocks - Monday 6th December to Friday 10th December

Date Published:
Tuesday 16 November 2021

Dear Parent/Carer


Please find enclosed with this letter, a copy of the overview for our Year 9 mock examination timetable and a copy of the Year 9 revision list. Your child will also receive a personalised copy of the timetable this week. Please note that there is a morning and afternoon where there is no mock examination due to the main assembly hall being not available.

The purpose of these examinations are to continue preparing our students for the rigour of the final GCSE examinations that they will be sitting in summer 2024 of their Year 11. These examinations take place in formal examination venues in the same format as our Year 10 Summer Mocks and our Year 11 January mocks We will hold a special Year 9 assembly where the expectations that we have for our students over the course of the mocks will be shared. These expectations are in place to ensure that all of our students are as prepared as possible for their examinations. This assembly will also include revision tips and advice as well as useful websites.

To support and prepare our students for the autumn mock examinations, our Year 9 teachers will be delivering a programme of teaching, advice, and support and revision advice. Students will also receive a lesson on revision tips and examination practice in their Citizenship lesson and/or Tutor time.

Whilst we stress the importance of your child taking any assessments seriously, preparing for them as best as they can and striving to achieve their best, we equally stress the importance of health and wellbeing. We are fully committed to supporting all of our students in ensuring that we support and prepare them as best we can as they continue with their studies throughout Year 9.

If you have any further queries about the forthcoming examinations, or support for your child, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Head of Year, Form Tutor, Subject Teacher, or relevant Head of Faculty or Department.

Students will be issued with their results from the autumn mocks, an expected progress grade by the end of Year 9 and an end of Year 9 target grade in the January grade card.


Other Key Dates for Parents/Carers:

  • Year 9 Grade Card including mock results (early January 2022).
  • Year 9 Options Evening Wednesday 2 February (Format and further details to follow).
  • Year 9 Parent/Carer subject evening via SchoolCloud Evening Wednesday 9 February.
  • Year 9 Grade Card 2 (May 2022).
  • Confirmation of Year 10 Options (May 2022).


Yours sincerely


Mr N Holmes

Director of Student Progress