This is a copy of the email sent to whānau and students on 29 July 2021.
Students in Year 11—13 will be sitting derived grade examinations in some of their subjects between Monday 23 August — Friday 27 August 2021.
The timetable, student instructions and a revision advice booklet can be found via the main link on the Student Hub > Senior Derived Grade Exams 2021. Hard copies of the timetbale have also been provided.
- Students need to see Ms Spencer [M508] as soon as they can next week if they have a clash on their timetable.
- Students need to be at school by 8.30am in the morning, and 12.50pm in the afternoon on the days when they have exams; otherwise they are on study leave.
- Students meet in the foyer before each exam unless told otherwise.
Teachers will be preparing students for these examinations over the coming weeks. They are an important opportunity for students to familiarise themselves with the demands of the NCEA exams. They also provide a derived (‘back-up’) grade in the event of illness/absence in the final exams at the end of the year.
If your student is eligible for Special Assessment Conditions, you will be contacted shortly by Learning Services.
If your child is unwell on the day, please contact the school as normal. Opportunities to sit exams in class the following week is at the discretion of Heads of Faculty. Note that students may not be able to claim a derived grade from the exam if they sit it at a later date.
There is useful advice for parents about how to help your student prepare for exams here:
— Supporting learning at home – NCEA and Scholarship (Ministry of Education)
— How to support teenagers through exam time