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Bradfields Academy

Bradfields Academy

Examination Series 2022

March 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

Re: Examination Series 2022

I cannot believe that we are rapidly approaching the Summer Examination series.

Students have received their examination timetables and will be given more information in the coming weeks.

As we have not completed examinations in this format for two years now I thought I would write to highlight a few important points.

  • The examination timetable that has been sent home runs from the 18th May until the 20th June.
  • These are the official examinations and are set by the examination boards. The day of examinations cannot be altered by Bradfields Academy.
  • The start time can be altered to support with any students that have multiple exams on one day.
  • Once an examination has occurred there are no opportunities for other students to sit that paper.

This means that attendance and punctuality are very important.

If you are late on the day of the exam then it is unlikely that you will be able to enter the examination room. A student will be marked as absent and treated in exactly the same way.

If students are absent on the day, and no acceptable explanation is given, then they will be marked as absent and will gain no marks for that particular paper.

The only acceptable absence is if a student is too ill to attend the examination. If this happens then the academy must be contacted and the reason given. The student then must get a letter from a doctor to say they were too ill to attend the examination. Once the academy has this letter then ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ can be applied for and the mark can be taken from other work.

If a student misses an examination due to being late or an unexplained absence then they will have to meet the cost of that particular paper. Depending on the examination and level of qualification this could be anything up to £90.00 per paper. The exam boards can withhold all grades for a candidate if they owe money on a missed exam.

I am sure that none of the above points will apply to any of our students but we do tend to find that each year a small minority of families do not realise that their child is being entered for exams that lead to qualifications and therefore I wanted to point out the basic import points.

I look forward to celebrating the success of all of our students at the end of this year.

Wishing you all the best of luck at this time.

Yours sincerely

David Waters

Vice Principal