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Letter to year 11 Parents

Dear Parent and Year 11 pupil.

 

Re: 2020 GCSEs

 

     You should have received an email with this information but I wanted to send you this additional letter to explain the impact of COVID 19 on this summer’s GCSE exams.

               Please read through the attached letter together and talk about what it means for your future.

 

        Your GCSE ‘results’ this year will be based on predicted grades. These will be based on a number of factors

  • Classwork
  • Mock exams
  • Coursework
  • And your general progress since you arrived at LEAP
  • It may also include information from your previous school.

     

    The exam boards will make the final judgement about your GCSE grade this summer.

     

    We are expecting more information from, the Department for Education, in the coming weeks.

     

    My message to year 11

     

    I appreciate you will be concerned that had you had more time you may have begun to work harder as the exams came closer. If, when you receive your results, you are disappointed with your grades there are plans being developed by the exam boards which will allow you to re-take some of your GCSEs at some point towards the end of the autumn term. This is already the case for pupils who do not achieve a grade 4 or above in English and maths.

     

    The good news for you, as a pupil at LEAP, is that our GCSE results are significantly better than most AP schools and have been some of the best in London in recent years.

     

    Because LEAP has such a good reputation we are being asked by the Government and Department of Education for our advice on how we can ensure you are supported through the summer and your transition to the next phase of your education.

     

    If you have particular questions or concerns please talk to your Key Worker who will pass on your concerns.

     

    If you are applying to college in the coming weeks you will not be able to provide predicted grades as you will see in the attached letter this information will not be shared with you until the results are available during August.

     

    I will write to you again when I have further information. We are hoping that you will be able to return to school at some point before the end of the summer term so we can talk you about your next steps in education.

     

    Please continue to stay home and keep yourself and your family safe until the health advice changes.

     

    Stay at home:

     

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

     

    Yours faithfully

    John Bradshaw

    Head teacher

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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