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Year 11 PPE's - Everything you need to know

Year 11 PPE's - Everything you need to know

The upcoming PPE's are just around the corner for Year 11 students, and we hope the below information helps to clarify why these are important and how best to support students.

The upcoming PPE's are just around the corner for Year 11 students, and we hope the below information helps to clarify why these are important and how best to support students.

What are PPE's?

The PPE’s are a ‘mock’ of the real GCSE assessments and are a really important indication of how students are getting on in all of their subjects ahead of their final GCSE’s later this year. Predicted grades, which will be needed for applications to college and apprenticeships will be based on the results.

The PPE Timetable

Please see below the timetable for the PPE assessments. It is essential that students attend all of their exams. Students with access arrangements or those sitting the Business and Enterprise qualification received their personalised timetables today.

You can view the PPE Timetable here

What happens each day?

  • Students need to arrive at school for an exams briefing at 08:40am, similar to the finals GCSE's.
  • Wear full school uniform and bring all equipment as normal.
  • The timings of the school day will remain the same and whenever students do not have an assessment they will be in normal lessons.
  • When afternoon examinations start during lunch time students will have an early lunch break so that they do not miss out on the time to eat and relax before the exam.

How to prepare

  • Students should not be up late watching TV or playing computer games.
  • Students should be revising a minimum of one hour per day from now onwards.
  • Students should use flashcards to learn key facts (provided by their teachers) to help prepare for the assessments.
  • Students need to sleep well and eat well during their assessments to ensure that they have the energy and resilience.

If you have any queries around these assessments or how to support your child, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Mark Gillett by email on: Mark.Gillett@oasisbrislington.org.