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    Parents are such an important part of our lively, tight-knit community.  We rely on their support in helping students get the most out of our fun but demanding routine and prepare for a more independent life at University. Look out for our regular Parents’ Forums, for the regular Progress Meetings and for our termly Parents’ Newsletter.

    Parent Updates

    Regular updates which are emailed to parents throughout the year are also available to view here.

    Dates For Your Diary

    Term Dates 2023/24

    All dates are inclusive. Monday 4th September is for Year 12 only, Year 13 begin on Wednesday 6th September.
    TermFirst Day Last Day
    Pre term (Staff only)Thursday 17th AugustFriday 1st September
    Autumn Term 2023
    1st half
    Monday 4th SeptemberFriday 20th October
    half-term breakMonday 23rd OctoberFriday 27th October
    Autumn 2023
    2nd half
    Monday 30th OctoberFriday 15th December
    Pre term (Staff and Exeter College lessons only)Tuesday 2nd JanuaryTuesday 2nd January
    Spring 2024
    1st half
    Wednesday 3rd JanuaryFriday 9th February
    half-term breakMonday 12th FebruaryFriday 16th February
    Spring 2024
    2nd half
    Monday 19th FebruaryThursday 28th March
    Pre term (Staff and Exeter College lessons only)Monday 15th AprilMonday 15th April
    Summer 2024
    1st half
    Tuesday 16th AprilFriday 24th May
    half-term breakMonday 27th MayFriday 31st May
    Summer 2024
    2nd half
    Monday 3rd JuneWednesday 10th July
    INSET (Staff only)Thursday 11th JulyFriday 12th July

    Term Dates 2024/25

    All dates are inclusive. Monday 2nd September is for Year 12 only, Year 13 begin on Wednesday 4th September.
    TermFirst Day Last Day
    Pre term (Staff only)Thursday 15th AugustFriday 30th August
    Autumn Term 2024
    1st half
    Monday 2nd SeptemberFriday 25th October
    half-term breakMonday 28th OctoberFriday 1st November
    Autumn 2024
    2nd half
    Monday 4th NovemberFriday 20th December
    Pre term (Staff and Exeter College lessons only)Monday 6th JanuaryMonday 6th January
    Spring 2025
    1st half
    Tuesday 7th JanuaryFriday 14th February
    half-term breakMonday 17th FebruaryFriday 21st February
    Spring 2025
    2nd half
    Monday 24th FebruaryFriday 4th April
    Pre term (Staff and Exeter College lessons only)Tuesday 22nd AprilTuesday 22nd April
    Summer 2025
    1st half
    Wednesday 23rd AprilFriday 23rd May
    half-term breakMonday 26th MayFriday 30th May
    Summer 2025
    2nd half
    Monday 2nd JuneWednesday 9th July
    INSET (Staff only)Thursday 10th JulyFriday 11th July
    Mon 25 Sep1700 to 180012First impressions parents meetingHear about the term so far, meet your son/daughter's form tutor and other parents, provide feedback and ask general questions
    Fri 29 Sep1500 to 160012First impressions parents meetingAn alternative date (see above description)
    Mon 13 Nov1645 to 200012Parent, student, teacher meetingsA series of meetings to review progress and targets
    Fri 17 Nov1430 to 163012Parent, student, teacher meetingsAn alternative date (see above description)
    Mon 4 Dec1645 to 200013Parent, student, teacher meetingsA series of meetings to review progress and targets
    Fri 8 Dec1430 to 163013Parent, student, teacher meetingsAn alternative date (see above description)
    Mon 11 Dec1230 to 1630AllYr12 Christmas LecturesA highlight of the year. The presentation of EMC academic projects.
    Tue 27 FebTBC - throughout the dayAllYr13 EMC ConferenceAnother highlight of the year. Presentations and posters showcasing the final EMC projects.
    Mon 11 Mar1645 to 200012Parent, student, teacher meetingsA series of meetings to review progress and targets
    Fri 15 Mar1430 to 163012Parent, student, teacher meetingsAn alternative date (see above description)
    Weds 01 May1700 to 180012UCAS Parent Information Event - remoteAn explanation of the university admissions process. Online event.
    Mon 24 June1600 to 180013EMC and Curriculum X CelebrationA get together to celebrate the achievements of year 13 and to award certificates
    Mon 8, Tues 9 and Weds 10 JulyIndividual appointments12End of year review with Tutors. Post assessment review of the year's progress, target setting for the year ahead and receive UCAS predicted grades.

    Year 12 Internal assessments will take place during normal lesson times in the weeks commencing 9 October, 5 February and 17 June.

    Year 13 Internal Assessments will take place during the week commencing 6 November. Mock examinations will take place during the weeks commencing 25 March and 15 April.

    JCQ Candidate Information







    Summer Exams Timetable

    Summer Timetable 2024

    Morning exams start 9am and afternoon exams start 1pm

    STEP Exam Dates – 2024 TBC

    Contingency Exam Days – Students must be available to come into school as requested:

    2024 TBC

    Results Day 15th August 2024  10 – 11am

    11 Review of Results 2024


    Students can expect to receive one piece of homework per week per A-level, with each piece taking 2 hours to complete.  They will also complete work towards EMC projects, this should take an average of 2 hours per week.

    The homework set at EMS is structured to enable students to spend their 2 hours in the most constructive manner for them.  A typical homework task has 3 sections:

    Section A is optional – this covers basic skills and knowledge.  Students should decide for themselves if completing this section is a productive use of their time.

    Section B is compulsory – this covers typical examination questions.  It is marked, usually by teachers, and feedback is used to inform students and set targets.

    Section C is optional – this includes wider reading, challenging problems and broader content than usually covered in A-levels.  Students are encouraged to complete this section if they have comfortably completed section B in less than 2 hours.

    Students have timetabled lessons for the collection of homework during which feedback will be given.  In addition to the homework set at EMS, students should expect to receive regular tasks from their College lecturers.

    Year 12 Homework Timetable

    Each week, students will be set:

    • One piece of “Maths Alpha” homework
    • One piece of “Maths Beta” homework
    • One piece of Physics and/or Computer Science homework

    Year 13 Homework Timetable

    Each fortnight, students will be set:

    • Two pieces of “Maths S” homework
    • Two pieces of Physics and/or Computer Science homework
    • Two pieces of additional maths homework, one from any two of the following: Mechanics, Statistics and either Extra Pure or Numerical Methods (subjects are rotated throughout the year)

    Overall Homework Timetable 2023/24

    This document provides the due dates of homework for EMS subjects: Homework Timetable 2023-24

    Absence Request Form

    If students require an authorised absence from school, they must complete and electronic absence request form which they are able to access via Microsoft Teams.  Submitting the form does not automatically result in authorisation; once submitted, students will need to wait to hear the outcome of their request.  Each request is considered on its own merits and in light of the student’s attendance and progress.

    Authorisation is typically given for:

    • Educational visits such as attending University open days
    • Medical appointments that are not able to be moved such as hospital procedures

    Authorisation is not typically given for:

    • Family holidays
    • Routine medical appointments
    • Interviews for weekend or holiday work

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Exeter Maths School does not have a school uniform and students are given the freedom to wear clothes that they feel comfortable in.  We do however expect students to dress in a way that society deems appropriate and not in an indecent or offensive way.

    Information on the latest A-level results, student destinations and Ofsted inspection can found at the following link – Ofsted, Results and Destinations.

    The school is open to students every weekday from 0800 to 1730 (1630 on Fridays).

    Lessons start at 1045 on Mondays and end at 1415 on Fridays.

    Lesson times and lunch times vary each day so please refer to the timetable grid below for further information.    Please note all lessons in pink are optional.

    We are asking students who test positive for Covid 19 to follow the latest government guidance available at the following link – People with symptoms of respiratory infection including COVID-19.  Currently (November 2022) this states that students should stay at home for 3 days and for those with a high temperature to only return once their temperature is normal.

    Students must follow the usual absence procedure for Covid 19 related absence by either phoning the main school number and leaving a message or emailing enquiries@exeterms.ac.uk before 8.30am.

    Further information coming soon.

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