Examinations are an inevitable part of school life. At Herschel we aim to make the experience as stress-free as possible.
In order to increase familiarity and hopefully reduce anxiety, all learners complete formal examinations from Year 7.
We hope the information contained here is helpful. However, should you need any help or advice please contact our examinations team.
Best of luck to those taking examinations over the coming months. We are all rooting for you and look forward to celebrating your success in August.
Mr Schroder Examinations Officer & Data Manager – RSC@herschel.slough.sch.uk
Mr Rodriguez Examinations and Data Administrator - JRD@herschel.slough.sch.uk
During study leave do encourage your son/daughter to keep in touch with subject teachers, addressing any areas where his/her understanding is less secure. Pupils can work in school if they wish, but should be in full school uniform. Pupils are also welcome in school to talk with their teachers, but should email to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Many parents ask how they can support their son/daughter, and of course, parents play a central role in their son's/daughter’s support network. Herschel works with a partner organisation called PiXL who have produced 10 tips for parents that are worth sharing with you. I am sure many of these ideas will not be new to you but I hope that there is something here that might be the “marginal gain” that makes the crucial difference.
PiXL have also been focusing on the links between a healthy body and a healthy mind. To this end they have worked alongside a professional chef to design some menu cards that you might like to try – see attachment. Each card explains the benefits associated with each meal. Maybe you or your son/daughter would like to try some of these dishes. It might be a good break from revision.
I know that exam season can be an anxious time for pupils and parents alike. Feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance at this time.
Head of Learning Year 10 and 11
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