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Island School – IGCSE-GCSE Subject List 2018

Dear Parents

Please find the attached IGCSE/GCSE subject list for your reference. This information is designated to students sitting in summer 2018. 

For any further information please contact the Exam office.

Johnny Wong

Examination and Data Manager

Y11 Mock Exam Timetable

Dear Y11 Parents and Students

UPDATE: Start times of exams on Jan 6th changed. Please check the timetable.

Year 11 mock exams will take place in mid-December and first week of January. Please find the attached FINAL exam timetable for your reference. It is also downloadable from ISLE and Gateway.
Please note that there are some minor changes on venues and timings.
Please be aware that the exam period is breaking up for Christmas/New Year’s holiday and will resume upon recommencement in January. Year 11 Students should pay special attention that you are ONLY allowed to be away from school on the study leave dates mentioned in the timetable. 
Students with access arrangements  a parent letter with more info will be ready next week for pick up. Please watch out for a separate email.
Should you have any further questions, please contact the Exam Office.
Trudy Lant
Vice Principal
Johnny Wong
Examination and Data Manager

Key Dates for Year 12 Students 2016

Dear Parents

There are a number of key events coming up for the Year 12 students.  On top of the general dates listed below students may well have Internal Assessments for their IB subjects and end of unit deadlines for BTEC course work.  It is a busy time of year for them and it is essential that they are all as organised as possible.  It is also important that they look after their own wellbeing in this time.  They should try to find time to exercise, sleep properly and work smartly.

23-27 May – Assessment week for Year 12 students – Students will follow the timetable as given to them by the examination office

8 and 10 June – Year 12 Tutor for Learning – Appointments will be made for students and their parents closer to the time

14 and 15 June – TOK Presentations

19 August – Extended Essay First Draft Deadline

Predicted Grades

The Predicted Grades for IB and BTEC courses will be generated over the next few months.  Teachers will come up with a provisional predicted grade in early June in time for the Tutor for Learning Sessions.  These grades are then finalised on the 5th October in Year 13.

For information on how Predicted Grades are made please go to the HE website here.

We understand the importance of predicted grades for their next step in education. We have many years of experience and we have a reputation for getting them right which is trusted by universities and colleges all round the world. We realise the dangers of predicting too low which may give less of an impression of our students than they deserve, so we always tend to give the benefit of any doubt. We also realise the dangers of predicting too high. This can easily end up with them being required to achieve a grade that is realistically beyond their performance. This can seriously damage their hopes of getting in to the university they want to, or create a bad impression if they arrive at a college having underperformed in their eyes.

Kind Regards

Matt Rappel

Vice Principal


IB Exam May 2016 – Student Briefing & Leavers’ Pack

Dear Y13 Parents
Please find attached the presentation we delivered in the IB student briefing earlier. Two information packs on exam procedures and Higher Educations resources are also attached for your reference.
Feel free to contact the Exam Office if you have any questions.
Johnny Wong
Examination and Data Manager

Year 11 Public Exam Briefing

Dear Year 11 Parents

Please see below the presentation of the public exam briefing with Y11s delivered on Mar 14th. We strongly encourage parents to read this through to familiarize yourself with the procedures and conduct for the upcoming exam series.

GCSE-IGCSE Exams Student Briefing 2016

Should you have any questions please contact the Exam Office.

Thanks and Regards,

Johnny Wong

Examination and Data Manager