WELCOME

The Sussex Learning Trust aims to play an integral part in providing the highest possible educational opportunities for children and young people in Sussex via a network of Academies committed to partnership working for the benefit of pupils and students

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Our next Open Evening is on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 (5.15 pm to 8.30 pm) for those families seeking admission for September 2019. Mr Kenrick, our Headteacher will be presenting in the Hall during the evening at 5.45 pm, 6.45 pm and 7.45 pm..the school's culture of respect for all and positive relationships, summarised succinctly in "do your best and be nice" (Ofsted, 2017)OUTSTANDING: Effectiveness of leadership and management (Ofsted, 2017)OUTSTANDING: Personal development, behaviour and welfare (Ofsted, 2017)“Governors and staff promote positive relationships combined with high aspirations for themselves and pupils” (Ofsted, 2017)"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding" (Ofsted, 2017)Open Evening Tours commence on Monday 17 September and run through to the end of the preference window in October. Tours will run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during this period. All tours start at 9 am and booking is essential. Please book via our Reception team on 01444 414001.

EXAMINATIONS

INTRODUCTION

Warden Park Academy has a history of strong GCSE results and in 2017 showed that with the commitment from students and staff together, high standards were achieved. With the Government move towards linear qualifications and the increased emphasis on examinations for assessment, we are well equipped to build on this history of success.

The Examinations Officer and her team are highly committed to each student.  This means that they will, wherever possible, accommodate individual student need, provide a strong fully trained invigilation team to support the running of examinations and will provide timely and considered responses to all students and parents with any questions or concerns about the examination process. 

ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS

Warden Park Academy has a strong commitment towards supporting candidates with SEND/BESD. In the first instance queries regarding Exam Access Arrangements should be directed to the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) smartin48@wardenpark.co.uk 

GCSE TIMETABLE

The whole school GCSE timetable is now available. Click here to view. The GCSE exam season for 2018 runs from Monday 14 May 2018 to Friday 22 June 2018.

Students receive ‘Individual Candidate Timetables’ at Easter. Additional copies can be sent out by request.

MOCK EXAMS

Mock examinations are held in October for students in Year 11. Individual Candidate Timetables will be distributed to students. Other years also have internal tests so as to be fully familiar with the examinations systems and expectations. 

WEBSITE LINKS

The Awarding Organisations that are used by Warden Park Academy are predominately the following. Each of their websites has a wealth of additional information for students and parents to ensure familiarity with the qualification that students are working towards and we do encourage you to browse these:

AQA: http://www.aqa.org.uk/

ASDAN: www.asdan.org.uk 

BCS: www.bcs.or

CIE: www.cie.org.uk

Edexcel: edexcel.com 

IFS: www.ifslearning.ac.uk

NCFE: www.ncfe.org.uk

OCR: http://www.ocr.org.uk/

PEARSON: http://www.edexcel.com/Pages/Home.aspx

WJEC: http://www.wjec.co.uk/

Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)

Warden Park Academy is an approved exam centre under the Joint Council for Qualifications. Important information for candidates regarding examination regulations can be found here: http://www.jcq.org.uk

Exam pack

An extensive information pack is issued to students prior to their GCSE examinations to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the examinations process. 

GCSE results and enquiries

GCSE results day falls on Thursday, 23 August 2018. Results will be available for students to collect from the Assembly Hall from 10 am–12 noon in person or by an appointed person if in possession of a signed dated letter of authorisation from the candidates. This is a happy occasion and allows for students to celebrate together their hard work. GCSE results will be sent out to students by first class post if not collected. GCSE results will not be available on the Warden Park website.

Please note Exam Boards no longer provide a remark service. Any questions regarding results should be directed to subject teachers in the first instance. Please note, we are not permitted to submit any request to an Exam Board for a student unless we are in possession of a completed candidate consent form. Click here to access candidate consent form  Once you have discussed your query with your child's teacher, please forward the consent form to the relevant department.  Please be patient as not all subject teachers return until the start of the new academic year. 

Mrs Cunningham, our Careers & Futures Manager will be on hand to offer support regarding post 16 opportunities kcunningham@wardenpark.co.uk

GCSE certificates

Certificates are issued at the Awards Ceremony in November for all students. For those who are unable to attend this event, certificates can be collected at Reception from Monday 19 November 2018 on-wards.  We will hold certificates until July 2019, thereafter returned to the Exam Board.  Please remember that once issued, certificates cannot be replaced.  Awarding bodies will only issue certified copies at your request and expense so please make every effort to collect them.

Coursework collection

For students who wish to collect and keep their GCSE Art and Design or Technology coursework following results publication, it will be available for collection on Awards evening.  Please ensure you have completed the collection slip which will be in the results envelope.

Private candidates

Warden Park Academy does not accept Private or External candidates wishing to sit exams at our centre.

This includes ex students who wish to retake, as we are not a post 16 facility.

 Visit the exams office

The Examinations Officer welcomes the opportunity to discuss any concerns or answer any questions in regard to the exams process. Please email jbrennan4@wardenpark.co.uk or call on 01444 457881 ext 267..