In the meantime, Year 11 students are completing their equally challenging and important IGCSE exams whilst Year 10 along with Year 12’s end of year exams. As for Year 13, their exams represent the end of an educational journey, whilst all other students are writing external and internal summative assessments and on their journey with a final target of high school graduation.
The results of these assessments are important, for Year 13, they will determine their future post-secondary choices but for Year 10 and Year 12 they will reflect on students’ strengths and weakness before moving into the second year of their respective programme. This will in turn allow teachers and students to identify areas in need of improvement, not only in regard to subject knowledge but also in terms of necessary exam writing experience.
We at TBS as educators, have always recognised that exam writing strategies and exam experience are essential in helping students to perform well. This is why various summative assessments such as end of year exams starting in Key Stage 2, and continuous support by accurate analysis and quality feedback, make our students at TBS well prepared and have the ability to cope with such challenging 24 hours of 15 exam papers at the end of their educational journey.
Dr Jacek Latkowski