Pre-Public Examinations

Throughout the school year, your child will sit their Pre-Public Examinations (PPE) or mocks. This page has been designed to ensure that all students at Oulton Academy can confidently engage with each set of exams.

To help your child deal with exam stress, Young Minds have produced a page providing practical advice and tips. Please click the link below for more information.

  • Ensure that your child attends school regularly and on time
  • Talk to your child about their learning, work they has to do and deadlines
  • Contact your child’s tutor if you have any questions or concerns about your child
  • Attend Parents’ Evening
  • Check your child’s revision timetable for mock exams
  • Check your child’s examination timetable and ensure they understands when their exam take place. If an exam is missed your child will not be awarded any marks for that exam.
  • Read your child’s copy of the Summer Examination Timetable
  • Attend all meetings and workshops organised for parents to assist their children with GCSE work.

KS4 Coursework

Students will have many deadlines to meet during this year. You can help your child by:

  • Monitoring their coursework. Find out what they have to do and when it has to be handed in
  • Making sure they are doing some work every evening
  • Contacting their tutor if they say they have no work to do, or if they are worried about a piece of work
  • Encouraging them to attend Enrichment, half-term and Easter revision classes
  • Encouraging them to use the numerous websites available to support their coursework and revision
  • Provide them with a quiet place to study
  • Make sure they takes regular breaks
  • Ensure that they eat healthy food and drink plenty of water
  • Ensure that they go to bed at a reasonable time and get enough sleep
  • Ensure that they revise thoroughly for both the mock and final examinations.

You can contact your child’s Learning Manager if you wish to discuss any GSCE related issues.

Staff Contact Detail


In addition to the support and intervention offered by the different departments, students can also access the library from 2:40pm-3:40pm to use the ICT facilities or have a quiet place to work. Students should have their login details for our online platforms; Educake, Sparx Maths, LanguageNut, Seneca and GCSEPod. The platform each subject use is detailed on the following subject pages. If there are any issues, please contact your child's teacher. 

Thank you for taking the time to read and engage with this information and for your ongoing support of your child in the final stages of their time at Oulton Academy. Where ‘NEA’ is referenced, this means Non-Exam Assessment.