This page contains information about the examinations that are taken at Trinity Catholic High School.
- Examinations Manager: Mrs. C. Gormley
- Email: [email protected]
- Telephone: 020 8504 3419 ext 108
Where can I find further information?
Students and parents should only access advance information about exam topics on official websites.
JCQ Information for Candidates
Under certain circumstances a student may be entitled to special arrangements for public examinations. Please see information document here.
Summer 2023 Examination Series Certificate Collection
Certificates will be available to collect from the Upper Site Main Reception Office on the following dates/times:
Monday December 18th 2023 10.00am to 1.00pm
Tuesday December 19th 2023 10.00am to 1.00pm
Tuesday January 9th 2024 10.00am to 1.00pm
Students should bring photo ID with them and if a third party is collecting on their behalf we require a signed letter of authority plus the ID of that person.
If you are unable to attend these dates, please contact the Examinations Department via email [email protected] to arrange an appointment to collect your certificates (please do not turn up without an appointment). We are unable to post certificates to students.
The school is frequently contacted by former pupils who have mislaid their exam certificates or who have never collected them in the first place.
Trinity Catholic High School will retain all unclaimed certificates under secure conditions for a maximum of 5 years from the date if issue. Any certificates which are not collected within this period will be confidentially destroyed. Certificates must be collected by the candidate themselves; however, should a candidate wish to nominate a person to collect the certificates on their behalf, an email from the candidate should be sent to the Examinations Manager – [email protected], giving the name and details of the person collecting the certificates. Anyone collecting certificates from the school should come to the Upper Site Reception office and will need to provide photo identification.
Exam certificates are unique documents and cannot be replaced if they have been mislaid or purposefully destroyed. In these circumstances, you need to contact the Exam Boards directly to obtain written confirmation of your grades (they will charge a fee for this). In most cases, you will have taken exams with several of the Exam Boards and, if you left many years ago, the names of the Boards may have changed, since several have merged or rebranded in recent years.
Revision must be one of the most individualised processes within academic life and students will know their own personal strengths and weaknesses. The important thing is that students match the type of revision they are doing with the context in which they, personally, are able to do their best. It is easy for students to feel overwhelmed. It is important that students appreciate the size of the task but it is also important to be realistic about what they can do in the time available. The best way to increase confidence and reduce anxiety is to be well prepared. The revision and exam period will inevitably involve stress. However, with few precious days it is very much about quality above quantity. This means that, whatever time students spend revising, they must ensure it is quality time, with full concentration and using the most appropriate revision methods. I would again just like to reiterate a few important points.
- Students should have the environment necessary for success. Students need a place to revise, which is quiet, calm and comfortable.
- Students should make use of revision plans/wall planners and allocate more time to subjects and topics they are unsure about. Student plans need to be flexible to allow for some topics that may take longer than they expect.
- Students should be creating their own revision ‘hit lists’. These are the topics that they need to focus on further.
- Subjects have access to online learning platforms. These will in the main be very familiar to our students, particularly in the core subjects. Students may use such programs or applications designed for problem-solving or open-ended learning to support their work schedule.
- Students should be regularly testing themselves at home, using past papers, mark schemes, specifications and examiner reports. They should pay particular attention to the marking criteria. There are always some great hints from the examiner in the reports.
- Students must make active use of their knowledge organisers for self-assessment. They provide a useful overview of some key elements of factual knowledge that students can refer to as a basis for selfquizzing.
- All students should use range of revision techniques such as mind maps, cue cards, visual reminders, loci, peg words (association with objects), acronyms (making up a word from initials of other words which need to be remembered), chunking (splitting facts into small groups), verbal memory recall and practice questions.
- Staying motivated can be one of the biggest obstacles to studying and revising. Students must set scheduled breaks alongside their study targets. Distractions should be removed where necessary.