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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


Exam Timetable and Y11 Sign Off/Study Leave

Dear parents and students
Please find below the FINAL timetable for the upcoming public exam series during summer. 

IB-GCSE-IGCSE Exam Timetable – May & June 2016 (Access Arrangement)

GCSE-IGCSE Exam Timetable – May & June 2016 (Final)

For Y11 students and parents ONLY
Also attached is the parent letter regarding the study leave arrangements:
This year’s sign-off will be held on the afternoon of June 17th (Friday). All Y11s will be required to return to school so as to pick up the PIN sheet for checking exam results upon completion.
Should you have any further questions, please contact the Exam Office.
Thank you for your attention.
Johnny Wong
Examination and Data Manager

Applied Learning Pathway Exhibition 23rd Feb

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians of Island School Applied Learners

You are cordially invited to attend the Applied Learning Pathway Exhibition Tuesday February 23rd 6pm – 8pm, Island School.

Our  Y13 Applied Learners will be showing their Extended Project artefacts and will be on hand to explain them to you, with the Y12 Applied Learners on hand to discuss their Extended Projects that they are developing.

The BTEC Performing Arts students will be performing ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ from the script developed by Frantic Assemblies based on the book by the same title. TV/Film students will be showcasing some of the techniques they have been developing. The BTEC Business classes will have their products that they have developed and sold on display. Examples of best practice in BTEC Sports projects will be on view.

It will also be an opportunity to meet the staff in a less formal situation. Drinks and canapés will be available. It is an occasion to celebrate our students’ endeavours.

Please respond using the attached E-Form to indicate you attendance.

Click here to see the form


Roger Wilkinson

ALP coordinator

Public Exams 2016 – PROVISIONAL Timetable and Year 11 Study Leave

Reminders: Y9 TFL and Early Closure on 24 November 2015


The Year 9 Tutoring For Learning day will be on Thursday 19th November 2015. Please be reminded that there will be no parking on that day.

Early Closure on 24th November / Year 11 Parent Consultation

We would like to inform all parents and students that the school will close at 1:10pm on Tuesday 24th November 2015 due to the Year 11 Parental Consultation. Lessons 1-4 will continue as usual, but there will be no lesson 5 on that day.

Buses will take students home at 1:10pm. If your child does not take the school bus, please make sure that arrangements are made for him/her to be picked up at 1:10pm