Year 11

Year 11

What you need to know about exam board changes

What has been confirmed -

Changes to content and structure of exams and assessments in 2021:

(subject content and examination structures)


Changes to dates of exam season and results days:

JCQ provisional timetable


  • GCSE exams will run from Monday 24 May 2021 to Friday 2 July 2021
  • GCSE exams will begin with an early English Language Paper 1 on Monday 24 May and Mathematics Paper 1 on Tuesday 25 May
  • All other GCSE exams will continue after the May half-term (from 7 June)
  • GCSE results will be released to centres on Thursday 26 August 2021
  • GCSE results day for students will be Friday 27 August 2021

Year 11 - November Mock Exams

Year 11 Science - Combined and Triple Guidance for Parents/Carers

Science and Physics Equations

Year 11 November Mock Exams Timetable

Festival of Futures - Post-16 Studies Preparation

Dear Year 11,

We know that this past few months is not what any of us planned for or expected. We also know that this has been a strange time for you to navigate with so many unanswered questions. We cannot change this strange situation but what we can do is prepare you as best we can for the next stage of your journey so that you are ready for the months ahead. For you that will mean further education elsewhere. We want to help prepare you for all that is coming in the next few months. Please know that our doors remain open to you.

Today, we are launching ‘The Festival of Futures’ for you. Like a festival, you will be able to explore some of the areas that will help you as you start your Post-16 studies. Each area comes with some links/resources for you to work through and explore. There is a logbook that comes with it too for you to record what you have done, what you have learned and your thoughts about your learning or questions you have. 

Please read the attached letter first: Year 11 Festival of Futures - Letter.  

Please do take some time to look through these materials and access them - they will help you with the transition from Beacon High into your Post-16 studies.

We hope that you are all well and safe.

Please access the 'The Weekbeing Zone' materials in your English Google Classroom or via your school email.


Year 11 Progression Work - Project Futures by PiXL

Dear Year 11,
Please see attached some materials that we hope will help you to focus on the next steps of your education. The Ofqual decision to not require further GCSE work creates an exciting opportunity for Year 11 learning this half term and we strongly encourage students to make the most of it. This is called Project Futures and has been designed by PiXL.
What is Project Futures?
  • A set of progression sheets to help you study for your Post-16 subject content
  • A balance between academic material and a focus on helping you adjust and prepare for September
How Project Futures Works
  • You select a progression sheet that interests you and choose the task/s that you want to complete
  • There are subject specific sheets and wider skills sheets focusing on social and emotional 'progression'
  • You complete the 'Progression Log' which logs what you have learned and your own next steps
  • You create an online portfolio/or keep records of this which shows some of your thinking and work for a later date, including CV writing, as an example
Who Is It For?
  • Year 11 students who are about to go onto Post-16 courses - there are subject specific progression sheets
You will see that there are points attributed to each task. This is part of a larger project that we had not started with you so please ignore the points system and focus on the tasks themselves.
We hope that in sharing these with you, you can find some focus and enable yourself, as far as possible, to be prepared to embark on your studies post-Beacon High. We know that not all of you were considering, or applying for A Level courses, and that is absolutely okay. There may still be something within this pack of resources to interest you and engage you.
If you have any questions, please contact me on: emma.good@beaconhigh.org 
Thank you,
Ms. Good
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