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Year 10 PPEs (Pre-Public Examinations) 2022

Dear Year 10 parents,

The Year 10 Pre-Public Examinations (PPEs) will be taking place from Tuesday 3rd May 2022 – Friday 13th May 2022. These PPEs are important as they will give your child the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the format and content of GCSE papers and formal examination arrangements. The PPEs will also provide your child’s subject teachers with a clear indication of your child’s current academic performance.  It is vital that your child gives 100% effort in the revision sessions as these will yield essential information about your child’s areas of strengths, weaknesses and misconceptions at an individual level in the subjects they study.

Preparing for the PPEs

It is essential that your child prepares in advance and follows a thorough revision programme.  The school has provided your child with a PPE timetable  and a booklet on strategies for revision with useful ideas for revision and preparing for exams. 

Your child must:

  • Study the exam timetable carefully
  • Prepare a revision timetable
  • Work through the examination booklet
  • Get revision material from subject teachers
  • Organise the topics to be revised
  • Keep up with revision and use tips learnt from lessons
  • Get the right balance between revision and leisure time

As a parent or carer, do:

  • Discuss with your child what the revision period will involve and what your role could be.
  • Provide the environment necessary for success.  Ideally, your child needs a quiet, well-lit place to study with interruptions kept to a minimum when they are working.
  • Respond positively when your child asks for help. Ask them exactly how you can help. If you cannot help immediately, suggest a time when you will be able to help.
  • Give plenty of praise and encouragement.
  • Keep your child well supplied with food and drinks.
  • Encourage your child to take regular breaks during long periods of revision.  
  • Encourage morning revision when the brain is more receptive and discourage studying right up to bedtime.

Essential items

For each exam, your child must have the correct equipment. This includes the items listed below:

  • Pens (blue or black ink only)
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Ruler
  • Eraser
  • Scientific calculator
  • Geometry set

These items must be placed in a clear pencil case, through which the contents can be seen.  Your child may also bring a water bottle into the exam hall.

PPE rules and regulations

We kindly ask for your support in reinforcing the simple examination regulations below.  This is in order to avoid the possibility of your child being disqualified from any of their examinations.

  • No mobile phones should be taken into the examination room – if your child’s telephone rings in the examination hall, this will result in an instant disqualification.
  • Pupils must wear full school uniform and the correct footwear.
  • Lateness to an examination is not tolerated. Your child will be sent home if late.
  • Your child must attend each exam, as there will be no further opportunities with the exception of extreme circumstances.

Please take careful note of the contents of this letter and ensure that no appointments are made during this period so that your child can be in full and punctual attendance. If you have any questions concerning these examinations, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Year Progress Leader, Mr Khoo, or Mr Green the Leadership Link for Year 10. 


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