The real exam experience

STUDENTS at one school have been experiencing the excitement of opening their envelopes containing exam results. But the pupils from Sandy Upper School had not taken their GCSEs early, it was an attempt to get them used to the real exam experience. The fu

STUDENTS at one school have been experiencing the excitement of opening their envelopes containing exam results.

But the pupils from Sandy Upper School had not taken their GCSEs early, it was an attempt to get them used to the real exam experience.

The fun day was the idea of the new headteacher David Stevinson in an attempt to improve the GCSE pass rate at the school.

Instead of carrying out the exams in November, the school set the mocks just before Christmas.

"After the results have been given to the students I and my staff will sit down with them and listen to what they have to say," said Mr Stevinson.

"They must also have an input on the way things will be done in the future at the school.

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