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Examinations Information & Homework

Our Mission Statement is:

'To educate each and every unique child in our care, to hear and respond to what God calls them to be'

Examination Homework focuses on revision and memory skills. We want our pupils to be confident learners and therefore, provide plenty of practice to build pupils’ knowledge and skills, with increasing fluency, through calendared assessments.  Pupils will receive examination homework revision booklets six weeks prior to their assessment week. Tasks are designed to develop revision skills, retrieve prior knowledge, and grow the skills and habits for confidence in sitting examinations. 

This curriculum and homework design is highly successful. Many pupils start at Saint John Wall with below average attainment from Primary School. Our teachers expertly deliver each subject and enable pupils to rapidly make progress. Year 11 examinations (2017, 2018, 2019) show that pupils make well above national average progress. In the 2019 examinations 54% of pupils gained at least one of the top qualification grades (7, 8 or 9). During the pandemic we taught a full remote curriculum (click here for our remote learning page) to reduce the impact of school closures, and 99% of pupils who left the school in July 2021 went on to further education or training (the other 1% left the country). 

Assessment Calendar

Assessment Calendar - click here