23 Nov 2015

iGCSE/GCSE Mock Examainations – January 2016


To all Year 11 Students and Parents

IGCSE/GCSE Mock Examinations – January 2016

The main bulk of the Mock IGCSE/GCSE Examinations will start on Thursday 21st January and finish on Wednesday 3rd February. These examinations are designed to give students the opportunity to sit a full set of IGCSE/GCSE papers under examination conditions. In this way, we hope that both students and their subject teachers can ascertain their areas of strength and any aspects of their academic work that need special attention.

Study Leave

In order to make this as valuable an experience as possible, we have arranged for our Year 11 students to have study leave from Thursday 21st January to Wednesday 3rd February inclusive.  Classes will resume on Thursday 4th February 2016.


A copy of the exam timetable is attached and can be viewed on the school website. Morning exams start at 8.30am; afternoon exams usually start at 1.00pm so that students can catch the school buses. All students MUST also register in and out of the school using their octopus cards in the normal manner.

All exams will take place in the Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Students should gather in the undercover area 15 minutes before the scheduled start of an exam. Students should only bring the necessary stationary to the Hall.  It is the responsibility of the students to arrange to be in school at the correct time for all their exams – no reminders will be given, nor phone calls made. See me ASAP in room 117 if you have any clashes on your timetable.

Study in school

Students who have morning and afternoon exams on the same day or those who wish to revise in school may make use of designated study rooms in school.

These rooms are for silent studying – socialising should take place in the canteen area.

The rooms that are available will be displayed in the entrance foyer and the notice board next to the exams office. Students may NOT assume to have use of their form rooms during these times – the rest of the school continues to have regular classes. Students may use the canteen between exams, or leave school or go to one of the study rooms. They should not use the library, nor disturb PE lessons or wander around the school.


Examination rules and procedures

The UK Examination Boards have a very strict and comprehensive set of rules governing the conduct of all examinations. We shall follow these regulations in the mock examinations. A copy of the regulations is attached.

Please note that students will not be allowed to take bags or phones into the hall. These will need to be stored in a secure location outside the hall and it is the responsibility of each individual student to ensure the security of their belongings.


School will provide calculators to students in the mock except Mathematics exams.  Students are expected to bring their own graphical display calculator which must be in “press to test” mode status in the Mathematics exams.


Students are not required to come in school uniform but must wear clothes that adhere to the senior school guidelines. It is likely to be cold in the hall so students should bring a warm top.

Students on Exam Study Leave

All students must swipe in and out with their Octopus card on every occasion that they attend school.

In addition,

All students attending school for any reason must sign in and out at the reception during the period of study leave.

This rule has been brought in to comply with fire regulations.

Note to candidates:

You must put your Hong Kong ID card, Octopus card (with photo), or Student card on the right hand corner of your table during the examination.

If you have any clashes on your timetable see me ASAP in room 117.

We hope that parents will encourage students to prepare thoroughly for these exams, although they should, of course, have time off to celebrate and enjoy the Christmas holidays.


Iris Wan                                                                 Greg Thornton

Examinations Manager                                               Vice Principal