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Shell Mock Examinations

5th December 2019

Dear Shell Parents and Guardians,

I am writing to let you know the arrangements for the mock examinations in January.

For the girls in shell, the mock examinations are to be held between 13th January and 21st  January 2020. This is to give them time to consolidate the work they have done to date and to act on the feedback that the examinations will give them in order that they are as prepared for the real examinations as they can be.

Please do emphasise to the girls that while it is useful to have learned as much of this term’s work on top of last year’s previously revised work  as possible, that they should not spend the entire Christmas holiday revising. Rest, refreshment and a good dose of fun are essential parts of any Christmas holiday and they should enjoy themselves as well as doing some work. It may be worth discussing with them at the beginning of the holiday when they will work and when they will relax. Deciding on a plan at the start of the holiday will mean that they will not worry about working when they are relaxing and vice versa.

Mock examinations are excellent preparation for the real thing and much learning about study habits, revision techniques and level of knowledge and understanding occur during this time.

As always if you have any questions or concerns about these examinations please feel free to contact me at school,

Yours Sincerely,

Abigail Stacey
Director of Studies