Notre Dame Catholic College
and Sixth Form

Results Days’ 2023

Committed to its duty to ensure that every individual child is given the best possible chance of achieving their potential.

A Level Results Day

Sixth Form students are invited to collect their results on Thursday 17th August. Times / Reminders will be sent on Parent App / Class Charts closer to the time.

GCSE Results Day

Year 11 students are invited to collect their results on Thursday 24th August. Times / Reminders will be sent on Parent App / Class Charts closer to the time.

Sixth Form Enrolment

Students who have applied to study at Notre Dame Sixth Form College will be invited to enrol on Thursday 24th August 2023 with our Sixth Form Team, directly following collecting GCSE Results. Enrolment session times will be shared here in due course. You will need to bring your results with you to your Enrolment appointment.

Unable to collect your results?

When collecting your A Level / GCSE Results, please note that if you are unable to collect your results in person, you will need to write a letter of permission for the person collecting them on your behalf. This must be given to the school’s exams officer. The person you have asked to collect your results will also need to show photographic identification (driving license / passport) to the exams officer along with the letter of permission before we can release them. Please see example of how this should be worded below:

Examination Preparation 2023

Tassomai – Online Learning Tool

This year the school has organised for students to have access to Tassomai, an online learning tool that helps students to study and revise.

  • Year 11 Parents will receive a weekly email to show how their child is doing on the program. This email will be sent every Monday morning and will include a link to their own online dashboard.
  • Students strongest topics will be identified, as well as those areas where they require more support.
  • Personalised links to relevant learning resources will be displayed, as well as live statistics on each students average accuracy.
  • Parents and Students will have access to Tassomai Trees – interactive visuals that show a students’ growth in their subjects. Selecting red and orange leaves on the tree will bring up the material the student needs extra support with.
  • Parents with more than one child using Tassomai at the school can easily switch between them within their account.

Tassomai also host ‘live lessons’ that all students can access for free to support their learning. To find out more and see the latest live lessons available, click here.

To find out more about Tassomai we recommend you visit their website. This page: is particularly relevant for parents. Alternatively, you can get in touch with them either by emailing [email protected] or calling 020 3380 7968. Students, please contact your Form Teacher or Head of Year for further information or support.

Year 11 Summer Examinations

Year 11 External Examinations will commence from May 2023. Year 11 Students will have been provided an individual examination timetable, however, a week-by-week timetable can be viewed here:

Revision Top Tips:

Make a realistic revision schedule

Work out how much you have to do and the time you have to do it in, then break it down into manageable chunks. Aim to do a few hours of revision each day, and mix up your subjects so you do not get bored.

Find a revision style that suits you

Studying alone in a quiet room suits some people, but not everyone likes working in silence. Try playing music quietly in the background, or revising with a friend (but do not let them distract you!).

Customise your notes to make them more personal

Experiment with colour coding, notes on postcards, diagrams or whatever helps you learn your topic.

Make sure you understand everything

If you come across something you do not understand, speak to your teacher and ask them to revisit it with you. Just memorising it will not help you in your exam. Do not be afraid to ask for help.

Look at past exam papers

It means you can familiarise yourself with the layout and type of questions you’ll be asked. Practise completing exam papers in the set time limit to improve your exam technique. Ask your teacher if you are unsure what paper is best to practise with.

Take regular short breaks

Studying for hours and hours will only make you tired and ruin your concentration. A break every 45 to 60 minutes is about right.

Reward yourself

For example, you could take a long bath or watch a good movie once you have finished your revision session.

Do something physical

When you’re not revising, Exercise is good for taking your mind off stress and keeping you positive, and it will help you sleep better.

Ask for help

If you’re feeling stressed, it’s important to talk to someone you trust. Please seek support from your Form Teacher, Head or Assistant Head of Year, Subject Teachers or our School Chaplain if you are feeling overwhelmed.