Year 11 Self Isolation Mock Exams

Dear Parents/Carers,

You will be aware we had a positive case of coronavirus in Year 11 and as a result a group of students were required to self-isolate. In the interest of bringing clarity to all students and parents/carers in Year 11 we have updated our mock examination timetable. It is important to note, if you have not missed and exam or have not been self-isolating, nothing has changed.

The plan can be split into four parts:

  1. Every student is to attend the examinations highlighted on the plan in blue (for some this will be when you return to the Academy)
  2. Students who are currently self-isolating are to complete assessments highlighted in green via Google Meet (more information below)
  3. Students who have missed exams are to attend their ‘catch-up’ exam highlighted in red
  4. Students who have been isolating have two exams on the Thursday and Friday they return, highlighted in orange – these are also to be attended by catch-up students

For clarity, we have added the dates of the original assessment for the red and orange catch-up and isolation students. This means you can check to see if you have sat that assessment. If you have not sat that assessment, we would be expecting to see you and have registered you for that exam.

Google Meet Exams

This is for students who are self-isolating currently. You are to complete your assessment via Google Meet at the specified time below. There will be an invigilator in the Google Meet with you. A Google Meet link will be posted into the classroom you have been invited into – ‘Self Isolation Mock exams’. You will need to be present in the Google Meet for the full duration of the exam as a register will be taken.

Completing the exam on Google Chrome

  • You will need to be signed in to your student account (your ‘ac’ account) and use Google Chrome.
  • You will be assigned to a Google Classroom where you will connect for each exam. There will be a full guide on the Google Classroom as well as a test mock paper for you to complete on Friday 20th November, this is for you to familiarise yourself with the program
  • When you enter the Classroom you will need to join the Google Meet and download the PDF of the exam paper
  • Once downloaded you will need to open with “DocHub – PDF Sign and Edit”. Once this has opened you will see a tool bar, if you click the ‘A’ this will allow you to add text into the exam paper
  • When complete you will need to download the file and then upload this to the Google Classroom for the hand in. Remember – you will need to submit by the end of the exam time (we will keep the hand-in date open for 10 minutes after the exam)

Completing the exam on paper

If you cannot complete the exam on Google Chrome you can complete the assessment on paper. However, please contact us with any issues as we would rather the assessment completed via Google Chrome. If you are working on paper, at the end of the exam you must draw a line in a highlighter pen (if you have one) from the top left hand corner of the page, to the bottom right and from the top right hand corner to the bottom left – on every page/piece of paper written on. This is to signify the paper is complete.

As students have had to self-isolate for two weeks, we do not want you to lose any learning time when you return. By utilizing the success that is Google Classroom and Google Meets, this strategy means that upon your return to the Academy your examinations finish on Tuesday 1st of December. We request that any paper written on for marking is dropped into the school as soon as possible. Where this is not possible, it must be brought in upon students’ return to the Academy.

Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has put in many barriers, as a result we have put together this rigorous and robust plan. Therefore, if you have missed any of the assessments to date – regardless of reason, you must attend in the red highlighted section – we have built that time in for you!

The plan starts on week 4 of your original mock examination timetable. Those who have sat every exam will see that they only have four examinations left and then they have completed all assessments. The ‘week 5’ is purely for catch-up – if you haven’t missed an exam it does not apply to you.

If you have any issues or require further clarification or support please contact our exams officer in good time prior to your examination garycutler@graceacademy.org.uk

Any IT issues or assistance in logging into your school email please contact our IT Manager waynemerricks@graceacademy.org.uk

Any other questions please contact myself kieronbrehon@graceacademy.org.uk

Many thanks,

Mr. K Brehon
Senior Assistant Principal – Student Outcomes

 

Week 4 (23rd November 2020):

Day Tutor Time Period 1 Period 2 Break Period 3 Period 4 Lunch Period 5
Normal Lesson English Maths Science Business Maths
Monday 23/11 Catch Up – English Lit (10/11/20) Y11 Business Paper 1 (120)
09:00 10:00 Start 11:10 End 13:10
Students attend tutor as normal before going to their exam. They will return to lesson P2 with invigilators End of break enter exam
English Language (16/11/20) Y11 Business Paper 1 (120)
Start – 09:00 End – 10:45 Start 11:10 End 13:10
Students join the exam through Google Meet at 9:00
At the end of the exam at 10:45 students are to draw a line from top left to bottom right and from top right to bottom left to form an ‘X’ in a highlighter (if you have one) on every piece of paper written on. Students working on chrome are to submit in the Google Classroom.
Students join the exam through Google Meet at 11:10
At the end of the exam at 13:10 students are to draw a line from top left to bottom right and from top right to bottom left to form an ‘X’ in a highlighter (if you have one) on every piece of paper written on. Students working on chrome are to submit in the Google Classroom.
Tuesday 24/11 English Science Maths Option B Option C
Catch-Up – Science Biology (04/11/20) Y11 Geography P1 (90) & Y11 History P1 (105)
C – 09:00 10:15 Geo Start 11:10 Geo End 12:40
T – 09:00 10:45 Hist Start 11:10 Hist End 12:55
Students attend tutor as normal before going to their exam. Combined will return to lesson P2 with invigilators End of break enter exam, invigilators will escort students back to their lessons during P4
Y11 Geography P1 (90) & Y11 History P1 (105)
Geo Start 11:10 Geo End 12:40
Hist Start 11:10 Hist End 12:55
Students join the exam through Google Meet at 11:10. At the end of the exam at 12:40 (Geography) 12:55 (History) students are to draw a line from top left to bottom right and from top right to bottom left to form an ‘X’ in a highlighter (if you have one) on every piece of paper written on. Students working on chrome are to submit in the Google Classroom.
Wednesday 25/11 Science English Maths Religious Studies Business
Maths Paper 2 (13/11/20) Religious Studies Paper 2 (19/11/20)
Start – 09:00 End – 10:30 Start – 11:10 End – 12:55
Students join the exam through Google Meet at 9:00. At the end of the exam at 10:30 students are to draw a line from top left to bottom right and from top right to bottom left to form an ‘X’ in a highlighter (if you have one) on every piece of paper written on. Students working on chrome are to submit in the Google Classroom. Students join the exam through Google Meet at 11:10. At the end of the exam at 12:55 students are to draw a line from top left to bottom right and from top right to bottom left to form an ‘X’ in a highlighter (if you have one) on every piece of paper written on. Students working on chrome are to submit in the Google Classroom.
Thursday 26/11 English Religious Studies Science Intervention PE
Geography + History Paper 1 (24/11/20) Y11 Geography P2 (90) & Y11 History P2 (75)
Geography Start – 09:00 Geography End – 10:30 Geo Start 11:10 Geo End 12:40
History Start – 09:00 History End – 10:45 Hist Start 11:10 Hist End 12:25
Students go straight to their exam at the start of P3. Students will return to lesson P4 with invigilators as they finish End of break enter exam, Teachers to collect at end time specified
Catch-Up Students
Friday 27/11 Maths Science English Option C Option B
Science Physics (17/11/20) Y11 Drama (105)  Y11 Health & Social (120)
Dra Start 11:10 End 12:55
Combined Start – 09:00
Triple Start – 09:00
Combined End – 10:15
Triple End – 10:45
H&S Start 11:10 End 13:10
Students attend tutor as normal before going to their exam. Combined will return to lesson P2 with invigilators Drama to collect at end, H&S to leave for lunch
Catch-Up Students

 

Week 5 (30th November 2020):

Monday  30/11

Teacher Training Day

Tutor Time   Break   Lunch Maths
Tuesday 01/12 English Science Maths Option B Option C
Maths Paper 3 (20/11/20) Business (23/11/20)
Start – 09:00 Start – 10:30 Start – 11:10 End – 13:10
Students attend tutor as normal before going to their exam. Will return to lesson P2 with invigilators Students go straight to their exam at the start of P3. Students will go to lunch after their exam
& Catch-Up & Catch-Up
Wednesday 02/12 Science English Maths Religious Studies Business
Catch-Up Maths Paper 2 (13/11/20) Catch-Up English Language (16/11/20)
Start – 09:00 Start – 09:00 Start – 09:00  12:40
Students attend tutor as normal before going to their exam. Will return to lesson P2 with invigilators Students attend tutor as normal before going to their exam. They will go straight to break
Thursday 03/13 English Religious Studies Science Intervention PE
Catch-Up Religious Studies Paper 2 (19/11/20) Catch-Up Science Chemistry (11/11/20)
Combined start – 11:10 Combined End – 12:25
Start 09:00 End – 10:45 Triple start – 11:10 Triple End 12:55
Students attend tutor as normal before going to their exam. Students go to break as normal Students go straight to their exam at the start of P3. Students will return to lesson P4 with invigilators as they finish
Friday 04/13 Maths Science English Option C Option B
Catch-Up Maths Paper 1 (06/11/20) Catch-Up RE Paper 1 (12/11/20)
Start – 09:00 End – 10:30 Start – 11:10 End – 12:55
Students attend tutor as normal before going to their exam. Will return to lesson P2 with invigilators Students go straight to their exam at the start of P3. Students will return to lesson P4 with invigilators as they finish