Titus Salt School GCSE and GCE (AS and A2) Examinations Summer 2017

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Dear Student,

Good luck in your forthcoming examinations.  Here are some reminders about the arrangements.

Revision, study and punctual attendance
It is essential you undertake thorough and organised revision.  Please ask for help if you feel you need it.
Your full and punctual attendance to lessons and revision sessions will determine your final grade.

Personal exam timetables

You will have a paper copy of your personal exam timetable that shows the subject, date and room for each exam and where you will sit.  Seating plans will also be displayed outside each exam room. 

Examination regulations including mobile phones and electronic equipment

You need to understand and follow all exam regulations.  A copy of the rules is printed on the back of your exam timetable.   Mobile phones and any other electronic equipment are not allowed to be taken into the exam room.  Apple/Smartwatches and any other device that has the potential to be connected to the internet or that can store data are not allowed to be taken into exams.  We advise that mobile phones and electronic equipment are not brought into school but if you choose to they should be left in the locked bag area. 

Anyone who does not follow the exam rules will be reported to the Examination Board who may choose to disqualify them from that exam and other any exams. 

Punctual attendance

Exams start on time: morning exams start at 9:00hrs and afternoon exams start at 13:15 hrs.  You should arrive outside the exam room 15 minutes before the exam is due to start so please allow extra time for journeys.  

Equipment

You must be prepared for the exams.  You should have at least one black pen, pencil, rubber and ruler for all exams and calculators and geometry sets, if necessary.  All equipment should be in a transparent case.  A clear plastic bottle of water is permitted; please remove the label from the bottle. 

Dress code during exams

Our school dress code is unchanged during exams; please remember this covers piercings and hairstyles.

Illness

Hopefully, you will be in good health throughout the exam period.  However, if you are ill school needs to know as soon as possible.  Your parent/carer should call 01274 258969 and choose Option 1 for Student Absence.  It is important you make every effort to take each exam.  If you miss any component of an exam, supporting medical evidence should be submitted to school so we can apply for special consideration. 

Final examinations

On the day of the last exam in each subject please ensure you return any textbooks you have borrowed.

Arrangements for the collection of results

Exam results will be available as follows:

A level (AS and A2)/ Level 3 BTEC/ Level 3 Cambridge         : 17 August 2017 in the Main Hall from 9:00am. 

GCSE/Level 2 BTEC/Cambridge                                           :  24 August 2017 in the Main Hall. 

Year 11 can collect theirs from 10:00am. Year 10 and Sixth Form can collect theirs from 11:00am. 

Results cannot be handed to friends or parents/carers unless by prior arrangement in writing to the Exams Officer.

Arrangements for the collection of certificates

Certificates arrive in school at the end of November and we will post on our school website when certificates are ready.  Certificates cannot be handed to a third party unless we have your written authorisation.

Equipment List

Examination Policy

Examination Rules

 

 

  • Headteacher's Blog

    • 10 July 2017

      We end the academic year having successfully supported our pupils through their GCSE, GCE and vocational examinations and I am delighted that the examination invigilators once again praised our pupils for their self-organisation and impeccable conduct throughout the examination period. I wish all of our pupils every success in their future and of course, we are looking forward to seeing them again on Results Days: 17 August 2017 for KS5 and 24 August 2017 for KS4 as well as a great many returning to study in our Denys Salt Sixth Form Centre.

      National changes to education - There continues to be significant change in education and we continue to respond positively to these changes for the benefit of all our pupils; forgive me if I repeat things you already know and are familiar with but these changes include: the delegated responsibility of Regional Headteacher Boards and Regional School Commissioners to ensure the government’s manifesto on education is accelerated, which includes the Academy conversion process, this includes the increase in the number of Free Schools for Special Educational Needs, Alternative Provision and Sixth Forms; linear examinations for the vast majority of subjects at GCSE and GCE level; the continued use of Best 8 Performance Measures; the use of a 9 to 1 scale for examinations in English and Mathematics from summer 2017, which will be published alongside GCSE grades A* to G for all other subjects; the changes to Key Stage 2 assessments and the removal of Levels from Key Stage 3.

      Academy Status – You may recall from previous letters and information that we were granted Academy status as a Converter Academy within three weeks of application in May 2016. We originally looked to progress a partnership with Northern Star Academies Trust but this has not proven to be successful and therefore we are in discussions with the Department for Education on what are our next steps.

      Assessment, Target Setting and Monitoring Progress – In light of the guidance from the DfE on the removal of levels and the introduction of a new KS2 assessment system, we have gone through a lengthy period of consultation and discussion with members of staff, in particular, Faculty Leaders to develop a bespoke system of Assessment, Monitoring Progress and Reporting to parents/carers:

      Assessment: Pupils will be assessed in different ways in their subjects; some assessments will be based on tests, others will be based on classwork which, for example, may be extended writing or project work. One key piece of work will receive detailed and quality written feedback at least once per half term. The feedback pupils get may be written advice or a further challenging task to help develop their understanding of a particular aspect of the work they have done. This type of marking and feedback will be identified using the whole school system of star – star – wish.

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  • Community

    • Good community links add relevance and interest to students’ work. We have strong business links and work closely with voluntary groups, our local primary schools and other organisations. Our growing partnership with local providers is a real strength.

      We are keen to be ‘community partners’. Students and staff are active members of local focus groups and attend local forums. As the lead secondary school within the Shipley Achieving Success (SAS) partnership we are proactive in our support with young people and their families. Our Extended School provision is wide ranging and offers opportunities to engage in after school and holiday clubs together with a wide range of workshops.

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  • Vacancies

    • We are an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school that is extremely popular and oversubscribed.  We moved into our new school building in September 2008 and have outstanding facilities and a state of the art learning environment.

      We are proud of our comprehensive school principles and our daily work is centred on four key values; summarised as together we can make a difference; resilient to change; ambitious to excel and caring for the lives of individuals. We are a school with great aspirations; proud of our history and heritage, yet always looking to the future – celebrating student well-being, high academic standards and achievement for all. Success at school is the result of students, parents/carers and teachers working together.

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Contact Us

Address

Higher Coach Road 
Baildon 
West Yorkshire 
BD17 5RH 
United Kingdom

Email

enquiries@titussaltschool.co.uk

Telephone

01274 258969

Fax

01274 258970

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