Reporting & Examinations
Your son’s teachers will set him targets and monitor his progress to ensure that he is on track. We will keep you informed of your son’s progress in several ways throughout the year:
- Parent Information Evening
- Subject specific Parents' Evening
- Progress Reviews which provide a summary of a student’s effort, achievement and any areas of concern
- Comprehensive written report with grades and comments from each of your son’s teachers
If at any time, you are concerned or have a question regarding your son’s academic progress, contact us straight away so that we can support him as needed. Your first port of call is his Form Tutor.
Victoria College is an academically strong and successful College. Exams are an integral and routine part of the teaching and learning process, and we provide our students with the knowledge, support and practice opportunities so that they may approach each exam calmly and with confidence. It is important to be well-prepared for exams and this is a team as well as an individual effort, with student, teachers and parents each having a vital role to play.
Two types of exam are held at Victoria College:
Internal: entrance exams, mock exams and summer exams at the end of the academic year.
External: GCSEs in Year 11 and A Levels in Year 13, plus other exams that are assessed by external Boards.
The following documents and links will help you and your son better understand the exams in Years 7 to 11:
- GSCE External Examination Board Candidate Information : Written exams (NEA)
- GSCE External Examination Board Candidate Information : Non-examination Assessments (NEA)
- GCSE External Examination Board Candidate Information : Coursework Assessments (NEA)
- JCQ Preparing to sit your exams
- GCSE Results Analysis 2021-2017
For more information about exams in Years 12 and 13, see our Sixth Form Learning page.
If you have any questions regarding your son’s exam performance, contact his Head of Year, as listed below.
Years 7, 8 & 9
Students follow the Jersey Curriculum with the addition of Food Technology and two hours a week of sport. A comprehensive programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is also part of the curriculum and covers a range of wellbeing areas such as relationships, self-esteem and personal safety alongside citizenship and study of Jersey’s unique political system and local government.
Every student has a Head of Year, who looks after all academic and pastoral matters, working closely with Form Tutors to ensure that boys make progress in all areas.
Head of Year
Years 10 & 11
Students study mandatory core subjects: English, Mathematics and at least two sciences. All students also have lessons in PE, Careers and PSHE. Alongside these subjects, students can choose to study six options of their choice. Many subjects offer co-curricular activities that provide support and extension work to students who show particular interest in the area.
Every student has a Head of Year, who looks after all academic and pastoral matters, working closely with Form Tutors to ensure that students make progress in all areas.
Head of Year
The vast majority of our Year 11 students stay on with us through to Years 12 and 13, the Sixth Form, to study A Levels and prepare for university or work. Find out more about our Sixth Form here, or contact our Head of Sixth Form, Alan Falle.