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Exams Information

Year 11 Rehearsal Examinations 2016-17

The first set of rehearsal examinations for Year 11 students will take place between Monday 14 November and Monday 28 November. The full schedule for these examinations can be found on the reverse of this letter. In addition to these examinations, Year 11 students will sit interim rehearsal examinations:

  • English and mathematics between Monday 23 January 2017 and Friday 27 January 2017
  • Full set of second rehearsal examinations between Monday 20 March 2017 and Friday 31 March 2017.

Year 11 Rehearsal Exams Guide
Year 11 Rehearsal Examinations Schedule

Tips on approaching your exams

One of the best ways to beat the nerves on exam day is to plan ahead and be prepared. Read through the advice below to help you think about getting ready for exams:

Try to reach your revision targets but don’t study too much and leave yourself tired.

Get a good night’s rest, eat well and drink plenty of water.

Get organised for the exam, checking you have everything you need and understand what is involved.

Arrive for your exam early – you will add to the pressure if you are running late.

Exam papers contain all of the guidance you need. Take the time to understand the questions, the marks involved and which questions appear difficult. Start with your strongest areas offering the most marks to give yourself a confident start.

Bring a watch or other time-keeping equipment (within the rules of the exam) to time your answers and pace yourself correctly.

Make draft notes for long answers to plan your work and help remember all of the key areas.

Try and leave enough time to read through your answers before the exam closes.

You cannot change answers once the exam is finished so don’t worry about questions you found difficult, or you feel may not be correct. Instead, try to think about how you can improve your approach ready for your next exam.