Exams – The Venn Boulevard Centre

Examinations at Venn Boulevard Centre are an important part of the academic year for our students. The examination process for pupils taking both GCSE and BTEC exams, as well as functional skills assessments, is thorough and designed to support students to perform at their best.

We understand the pressure that exams can place on pupils, especially with the significant periods of absence experienced by many students due to the Covid-19 pandemic and their SEMH needs. Our approach to supporting pupils through the exam period is a key aspect of our examination process.

To begin with, we provide students with a detailed examination timetable and clear instructions on what they can expect during their exams. We also offer revision sessions, workshops, and one-to-one support to ensure that pupils are fully prepared for their exams.

During the examination period, we take steps to ensure that students are as comfortable and supported as possible. This includes providing extra time, rest breaks, and other reasonable adjustments for pupils with disabilities or special educational needs.

We also offer emotional and mental health support for pupils who may be struggling with anxiety or stress related to the exam period. This includes access to our Life Coaches who provide confidential support for students throughout the exam period.

Overall, our approach to examinations at Venn Boulevard Centre is designed to ensure that students have the best possible chance of success. We recognise the hard work and dedication required to achieve good results and we strive to support our students in every way possible.

Exam timetable for 2023 -24
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For further information regarding exams please contact our Exams Officer:

For further information regarding exams please contact our Exams Officer:

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