As you may well be aware in order to provide your child with the best opportunities to reach their full examination potential in Year 11, The Gatwick School run a 3 year GCSE route from Year 9 through to Year 11. The rationale for this is to provide a greater amount of time for children to gain the deeper knowledge and the understanding necessary for the new GCSE specifications, which are now predominantly linear in nature.
Your child will commence their formal GCSE Examination courses when they begin the new academic year in Year 9 in September 2018. Year 11 examinations will take place in the summer of 2021.
To prepare students to make the right subject choices for any career aspirations they might already have, we will be holding an important Year 8 Pathways Evening on Tuesday 24th April 2018 5.30pm to 6.30pm. The expectation is that all parents/carers attend with their children as important information will be provided. The evening will begin with an overall presentation led by senior staff, parents and children will then have the opportunity to meet and discuss course selection and career pathways with individual subject teachers.
If you do have any questions or queries on the process, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Hall (Deputy Head) or myself.
Mark Roessler, Head of School