At Park Academy, we aim to make the exams experience as stress-free as possible. In order to increase familiarity and hopefully reduce anxiety, all learners from Year 7 onwards complete exams/assessments in formal settings.
We highly recommend that you read the information contained in this section in order to gain an understanding of the exams process and the relevant services available. Please do not hesitate to contact our exams officer should you need any help or advice.
We wish all the very best to those taking examinations over the coming months and look forward to celebrating their success in August.
Information about GCSEs
The government has carried out a series of reforms to GCSEs. The following documents will help you understand the changes.
At Key Stages 4 and 5, qualifications are awarded by a range of exam boards. When preparing for their examinations, it is important that students are aware of the exam boards for each of their subject. Full information can be found here.
Here at Park Academy there are four major assessment points throughout the year, during these assessments pupils will be tested on what they have been taught in class up to that point. Please see below the dates for these assessments.
|Year 7 – 10 and 12||Year 11 and 13|
|AP1||Week beginning 16th October 2023||Week beginning 30th October 2023|
|AP2||Week beginning 15th January 2024||Week beginning 15th January 2024|
|AP3||Week beginning 18th March 2024||Week beginning 19th February 2024|
|AP3||Week beginning 24th June 2024|