We test regularly, both formally and informally, to facilitate learning and to encourage you to commit facts to memory and help you develop an effective examination technique. Tests are designed to reinforce your learning, and allow us to closely monitor your academic progress, provide feedback, and any academic or personal support that you need to stay on track. Stage tests are constructed from past examination papers and marked according to exam board criteria. All papers are marked and returned to you with feedback within 48 hours of completion. Results are also provided to your parents. Prior to public examinations, you will also sit a full set of mock examinations. With frequent practice of past papers under full examination conditions, you will quickly lose any fear of examinations that you might have. The results will be improvements in your confidence and preparedness.