Reading and Numeracy Tests 2018

The national reading and numeracy tests for years 7, 8 and 9 will take place 2nd May – 9th May.  Information for parents and carers is available in the document below.

Information for Parents and Carers


GCSE Examinations Summer 2018

The timetable for the 2018 Summer examinations can be found below

GCSE Timetable Summer 2018


Year 10 Mock Examinations 2018

Below is a timetable detailing the Y10 mock examinations for 2018

Y10 Summer 2018


2018 Revision Sessions

The timetable for after school revision sessions is below.  Emails are sent out to parents (please make sure we have your correct email address!) and pupils are told a week in advance if their attendance is required.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1







Skills Challenge

Week 2 Welsh












Skills Challenge


Examination Equipment

Candidates are responsible for providing their own equipment for examinations. This should include the following –

* Clear pencil case (a plastic pocket or clear plastic container will also be acceptable)
* Black ink ball point pens x 3
* Pencils x 2
* Eraser
* Pencil Sharpener
* Ruler
* Protractor
* Compass
* Highlighters
* Assorted coloured pencils
* Calculator

Examination Rules & Behaviour

Candidates should familiarise themselves with the following documents. The rules and regulations must be adhered to, with no exception.

Information for Candidates – Written Exams 2017

Information for Candidates – Social Media 2017

Information for Candidates – Privacy Notice 2017

Information for Candidates – Onscreen Tests 2017

Information for Candidates – Non Exam Assessments 2017

Information for Candidates – Coursework 2017

Information for Candidates – Controlled Assessments 2017


Fluid correctors such as ‘Tippex’ are not permitted for use in examinations.

Mobile phones and any devices capable of connecting to the internet, or with a storage capacity, including MP3 devices, and ‘SmartWatches’ ARE NOT permitted in the examination hall.

Any unauthorised materials may be confiscated and a written report must be submitted to the examination boards in accordance with their rules.

Further information may be found on the JCQ website here

Revision Sessions
Cefn Saeson has run after-school and holiday revision sessions for a number of years, and pupils should see their individual subject teachers for dates and times of these sessions.

The sessions are of great benefit to students, increasing their confidence and giving them the ability to achieve their very best in their GCSE’s.

In addition there are a number of online revision guides available for free, including the BBC Bitesize website, link below:
BBC Bitesize

CAT Testing – Example Questions
CAT Testing is currently done in years 7 and 9 during the Autumn term. The tests help us to understand pupils’ developed abilities, their likely academic potential and learning preferences

To see example questions that are in the CAT tests, please click here