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Shrewsbury Colleges Group has announced the arrangements for Assessment Week for families of Year 1 A Level students only.

Year 1 Assessment Week

We have planned for the first set of formal exam assessments to be held after Easter from Monday 15 April until Friday 19 April.

There will be a second set of mock exams after another two terms of study (December/January of Year 2) followed by the final A Level exams in May/June of Year 2. There will of course be other tests during the course set by different subjects, but these ‘mock’ exam periods will use the exam suite at English Bridge Campus and be conducted in the same way as real exams to get students used to the surroundings and systems. It also helps students to consolidate and revise their work in sensible chunks as they complete their courses.

These first-year exams will form part of the assessment evidence for teachers to use when deciding on predicted grades for university applications, but they are not the only predictor – students should take the exams seriously and prepare thoroughly but please do not panic if they don’t go as well as they hope; there will be plenty of time for the college to work with students in helping them to make improvements if needed.

Please note that there is no study leave for this first period of assessments in Year 1 – students should attend lessons as normal, unless their lesson clashes with an exam, in which case students should attend the exam and then return to lessons when the exam has finished.

Exam Arrangements

If students have any queries about the content or format of the exams, then please discuss these with their teachers. We hope that students will find these first formal exams to be useful preparation for them and we also hope that they and their families have some time to relax over the Easter break.

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