‘Locked down’ – Internal Exams at Home!
Much to the relief of the pupils, the summer Internal Examinations have now been completed. As with so many things this year, the examinations were a first, in that they were sat remotely utilising both the School’s Digital Learning platform and also the ingenuity of staff in creating assessments that could be undertaken from home, and yet provide suitable and effective opportunities to allow pupils to demonstrate what they have learnt over the course of the last academic year.
More than anything else, however, these Examinations allowed pupils to practise the key skills of revision, preparation and delivery that will be so important when they come to take their Public Examinations in the years to come.
The Examinations were a logistical feat in themselves and a quick calculation would estimate that 5,626 papers have been sat over the course of the last week and a half by pupils in Years Seven to Ten and the Lower Sixth Form. Whilst thanks should be extended to all who have contributed to the successful running of these Examinations, perhaps more so than anyone else, Mr Ben Tanner, our new Exams Officer, should be congratulated for masterminding these Examinations. I am sure few of us would want such a start to a new role as Mr Tanner faced this term! Well done to all of the pupils for completing the Internal Examinations so successfully and to all of the teachers for setting, administering and marking the examinations. It has been an impressive team effort!
Mr Richard Houchin, Assistant Head (Academic)