Exams can be a challenging time for all concerned at staff at The Royal do their utmost to prepare and support pupils throughout the process.
Pupils and parents/carers are given as much advanced warning as possible about exams with guidance throughout the revision period. We also have our own examinations officer to oversee the smooth running of all external examinations. If you have any queries about your child’s examinations then please call our Examinations Officer Ms Anna Zhang on 01902 341230.
Internal examinations take place twice a year for different year groups. Pupils are given a timetable well in advance to allow them to plan their revision time carefully.
Practical examinations and controlled assessments take place throughout the year and details are provided to our students, where applicable, by their subject teachers.
For external examinations, all pupils are issued with a personal timetable along with a copy of the examinations booklet explaining the rules and regulations for sitting exams. We know this is a stressful time for students and staff endeavour at all times to provide on-going support. That said, we expect all students to arrive in good time for their exams, fully prepared and with all the equipment they need.
The dates and procedures for GCSE and A level results will be issued to students in advance. Results are given out in person in the School on the appointed day in August. Boarding students who live overseas or out of the area should speak to our Examinations Officer beforehand to make special arrangements for receiving their results.
Candidates who wish to nominate another person to collect their results on behalf (for example a parent or other family member) must notify the Examinations Officer in writing beforehand. Those who don’t collect their results on the day will be sent their results by email and post, usually sent out the following day.
The final week of term will be a celebration of well-being through a host of character development activities. The week begins with the senior school sports day on Tuesday, 9 July.
On Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 July, students will take part in a variety of house competitions and activities that will give them an opportunity to enhance a variety of skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, creativeness and resilience through enterprise, drama and STEM activities to name but a few. During these days, students will also be off site taking part in a number of different activities that encompass our school values such as supporting community projects in the surrounding area and taking to the outdoors for some outdoor and adventurous activities. The school year is brought to a close on Friday, 12 July, with our final house competition. Students will need to use all their skills they have been developing throughout the year and during the week for this end of year extravaganza. We can’t tell you too much about the day as it will spoil the surprise!