All pupils at Pen Y Dre High School take part in examinations, some of which are set internally and some externally. Internal examinations are set and managed by staff within the school, and take place towards the end of the school year at a time which fits with the school calendar. External examinations are set by examination boards outside school and are strictly regulated by a rule book which dictates when and how the examinations are run. At any time during an external examination the school can be visited by an Inspector to ensure that all regulations are being adhered to.
You must arrive at school by 8.30am for the morning sessions and by 12.30pm for the afternoon sessions, dependent on the length of your examination. Always check with the examination manager Mr C Whitney or Mrs V Prosser Deputy Head about exam start times. (Do not follow the advice on the timetable slip of 9:15 am and 1:30 pm start times – these are national times and not school based times)
In the event of an emergency you must phone the school and inform us of your circumstances; the school telephone number is 01685 351845.
All pupils will be provided with an examination timetable in advance of their examinations. For internal examinations they usually receive a general timetable and for external examinations they will receive both a general and an individual timetable.