Year 11 GCSE Support

Following the governments decision to cancel formal GCSE examinations we understand that many students and parents are left feeling unsure. Our aim is provide regular updates to everyone in our community and make sure all Year 11 students reach their intended destinations in September. 


Cancellation of GCSE Examinations

At this uncertain time there is a wide range of information circulating online. Please refer to the government website for the most accurate guidance. The following points are most relevant for our Year 11 students:

  • 2020 GCSE examinations have been cancelled
  • Grades will be awarded based on predictions made by schools
  • Students will receive their results on Thursday 20th August
  • The aim set out by the government is to ensure all students reach their intended destination.

Department for Education Response to FAQs on GCSE Examinations


College Applications and Preparation

For many students the focus has now switched to college and the next stage of their education. We suggest using this time to continue to study and prepare for higher education. We have provided a wealth of resources for our students to help them prepare.

Higher Education Preperation 

Many local colleges are also providing online resources which will develop foundation knowledge.

Queen Marys College - Basingstoke

Basingstoke College of Technology

Peter Symonds College - Winchester

Infommation on Apprenticeships The Institute of Engineering and Technology 

Next Steps

 If you have not done so already we advise that you make contact with your chosen college or employer to check on the status of your application. Many colleges are providing 'pre-learning' which is work for you to complete at home designed to help you prepare for the next stage of your education. 

Letter to Year 11 Parents - 20th May 2020

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