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Sandbach School specialises in educating boys.  Every aspect of school life is geared to create the right environment for boys to thrive. Statistically evidence from the UK and around the world demonstrates that boys achieve higher results and make better progress in single sex schools.  We make no apology for focusing upon academic achievement and setting aspirational targets for our young men.  But we balance this with a co-curricular programme of out of class activities which teaches our boys the need for hard work and effort before tasting success.  Results academically are impressive: last year 84% achieved a C or above in Maths, 78% an English qualification and 72% gained 5A*-C grades including English and Maths.  All students left with qualifications which supported their chosen pathway – many returning to our Sixth Form but others gaining prestigious apprenticeships.

In other areas our boys have also excelled.  Our aim is always to support them whatever their talent and passion and so the range of opportunity is truly expansive.  We have had elite runners taking part by invitation in the London Mini Marathon. Students who have successfully made the national finals in table tennis and cross country. We are U16 county hockey champions and U14 runners-up. U13 Cheshire football champions  and Cheshire County finalists in two other age groups. One of our students made the final of the percussion BBC Young Musician of the Year with another winning the best instrumental soloist at the National Youth Brass Band Championships. These are just a few of the successes from last year!

I hope that the website gives you a flavour of our ethos and values. If you would like to know more we warmly welcome you to visit us.

Mrs Sarah Burns

 

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Exams and Assessments

This page will be updated regularly with details of formal exams and assessments: 

 

Skeleton Timetable - Summer 2017: A level. Click HERE.

Skeleton Timetable - Summer 2017: GCSE.  Click HERE.

 

Exam Period for Summer 2017:

Start 15th May 2017 to end 29th June 2017.

A detailed timetable which outlines when an individual student will have their last exam will not be available until March/April 2017

Exam Results Days 2017:

17th August 2017 – A Level Results Day

24th August 2017 – GCSE Results Day

 

Exam Board Websites:

AQA

Edexcel

OCR

WJEC

Syllabus numbers can be found on the individual timetables OR in the document attached below.

 

Important Information About Examination Certificates:

  • Where possible exam certificates are collected by students from main reception and by ex-students at their awards ceremonies.    
  • Certificates for current students (those that have taken exams in Years 9, 10 & 12) will be kept until they have completed their studies at school.  If needed for interviews,  for example, they can be collected – ask at main reception   They must be signed for. 
  • All other certificates are retained for twelve months before being destroyed.  A record is kept of certificates that have been destroyed.

Exam boards will NOT provide a replacement for a lost certificate.  Candidates may apply for a statement of results for their own use or ask the exam board to send a confirmation of results to external bodies (employers etc).  If a certificate is accidentally destroyed (ie by fire, theft or flood) candidates may apply for a replacement certificate.  The application must be supported by a statement from a relevant source. 

Please look after your certificates! 

Exam Board – Information for Candidates

Information for Candidates

The documents below titled  ‘Information for Candidates’ provide important advice and guidance to candidates about what they may and may not do whilst undertaking various aspects of examination work.

This information must be read prior to all examinations, coursework and controlled assessment.