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Update to A-level exams to be sat in the summer of 2020

Hurstpierpoint College has sought to adopt linearisation as widely as possible, with the vast majority of our students studying three (or, very occasionally, four) subjects from the beginning of their Sixth Form studies in Year Y12. In addition we offer the opportunity for pupils in Year 12 to complete an EPQ.

During the 2018-19 Year 12, students studying reformed A-levels did not sit reformed AS-levels, in order to limit the disruption to learning caused by a prolonged national exam season with no tangible contribution to final A-level grades. Instead, Hurst students sat internal exams at the conclusion of Year 12 in the summer of 2019.  These exams were based on national exam past or specimen papers and marked and moderated by our experienced staff. The results of those exams, in consort with performance data over Year 12 and the first term of Year 13, forms the basis for Hurst’s predicted grades.

Any institution wishing to receive examples of exam questions or sample work from individual students, used as the basis of these predicted grades, is welcome to contact the Head of Sixth Form at Hurst, Any further queries on Hurst’s provision in Years 12 and 13 should also be directed to that email address.