14:52 Tuesday 24 December 2013

Mock exam sets up kids for real thing

Written byROB SMYTH

PUPILS at a South Derbyshire school were offered words of wisdom from teachers hoping to help them achieve good exam results.

The Pingle School, in Swadlincote, held a mock exams results day to try and replicate the moment when the students will receive the real results in August.

Parents were invited to join in with the event to share the experience with the youngsters.

Tommy Pitcher (pictured), Year 11 pupil at the school, said: “I worked really hard for my mock exams and am hoping to study three sciences and maths at the Pingle School sixth form.

“I would be happy with the 3 A* and 5 A grades in August but would love to just do that bit better if I can, but I was happy anyway.”

Tommy’s mum Lorraine said: “We are amazingly proud of Tommy, he always works hard at both school and home and tonight we have told him we will take him out for tea to celebrate as a treat for doing so well.”

Tony Bamford, deputy head teacher, said: “We are pleased that many of our students have achieved the target grade they have been set a but will encourage all students to make sure they achieve their potential.”

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