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External Examinations

Important Notice for Parents/Carers of Year 11 and Year 13  Students:

Following the government announcement  on 18th March 2020 , our first thoughts go to our Year 11 and 13 students who have been busy preparing for their GCSE and A-level  examinations, which will now not take place during this academic year.

Students have worked hard all year and for the past 5-7 years in order to prepare for this summer. That hard work still counts, there will be some form of assessment, we are just not sure how this will work at this stage. The government have suggested that students will not be disadvantaged and there will be a process by which their courses will be recognised so that they can continue their progression to sixth form, college, university and other pathways.

Our advice to any Year 11 and 13 students who are feeling apprehensive, anxious and frustrated at this announcement is that it is important to remember that learning is not just about passing examinations. It is important to continue using the knowledge and skills you have acquired in the next stage of your educational lives.
We do not yet know if or how grades will be awarded, however we will communicate this clearly when we do. Until that time, please ensure that your son/daughter continues to work through the subject materials and key information provided on our school’s website.

The sixth form and year 11 team will all be contactable by email during the time school is closed. In addition, individual personal advice can be obtained from our Connexions Personal Adviser whose contact details are on our school’s website. If you have any concerns or issues, please contact us. Remember, we are here to support you.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and understanding at this time.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Smith


Please contact the exam office on if you have any exam related queries.
Please find below documents containing information and instructions for candidates:

Mrs M Bytheway
Phoenix Collegiate
Clarkes Lane,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,

T: 0121 588 8384E: