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Year 13 Key Dates and Information

Dear Parents
We have reached the time of year when we need to begin preparations for our Year 13 students to complete their time at Island School.  Here are some key dates to remember as well as some additional information regarding this crucial stage.
31st March – IB Diploma Study Leave begins
28th April – IB Examinations begin
19th May – IB Examinations end
23rd May – BTEC Lessons end
23rd May – Graduation
29th May – Dinner Dance
6th July – IB Results
IB Diploma and IB Subjects
March 31st will be the last formal day for IB lessons.  The examinations begin on the 28th April and the examination office will be sending out individual timetables to the students in due course.
From Tuesday 18th April to Friday 21st we will be following the usual timetable for IB lessons but these will be on a voluntary basis only for students.  For some the opportunity to meet their teachers after the Easter break could help them to go through any questions they may have.  For other students however it may be more appropriate for them to stay at home to revise in this period as they can get distracted by friends in school at a crucial time.
All BTEC lessons end on May 23rd.  Students will need to have completed all work by that date.
From the 18th April BTEC students only have to be in school for their actual BTEC lessons.  They will not need to attend registration, any IB lessons, tutor period or Games from this point onward.  If any students are taking an IB examination they are entitled to study leave the day before the examination.  If there are students who have not met expectations in terms of course progress by this stage they will be required to stay in school for the whole school day as normal in this time.
Post Results Service
Detailed information will be provided to all students and shared on the Parent Portal regarding what happens after results are issued.  The Higher Education team will also be running sessions with the students this term to ensure they are fully prepared in terms of accepting offers and what to do post results.
I look forward to seeing you all at the Graduation in May.  Before that we will also have the IB and BTEC Art Exhibition from the 14th – 17th March as well as the Applied Learning Show Case Evening on the 14th March.  Further details on these events will be provided at a later date.

Matt Rappel

IB Coordinator
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

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