Information for candidates including exam rules and dealing with exam stress
This section has lots of very important information that candidates need to be aware of. Candidates should start by reading the Candidate Exam Handbook which is specific to our school. The JCQ Information has more information that candidates need to be aware of and can be found below.
The JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) act as a single voice for the seven largest qualification providers in the UK offering GCSE, GCE, Scottish Highers and vocationally related qualifications: AQA, CCEA, City & Guilds, Edexcel, OCR, SQA and WJEC.
Exam Stress and Anxiety
Exams can be a challenging part of school life and young people. The NHS have some really useful information on the following link on how to cope with exam stress and anxiety
The following pdf is another useful resource from www.studentminds.org.uk
Results and certificates
Summer 2019 certificates are now available for collection from school in person.
Summer 2020 A Level/Key Stage 5 Results day 13th August 2020 9am – midday
Summer 2020 GCSE/Key Stage 4 Results day 20th August 2020 9am – midday
If you have lost your certificates, you will need to contact the exam boards directly. O-Levels, GCSEs, VCerts, BTECs, AS and A Levels can be found on the following links AQA Lost Certificates, Edexcel (Pearson) Lost Certificates, OCR Lost Certificates, WJEC Lost Certificates, NCFE Lost Certificates
Contact details for CSE exam boards 1965-1987 can be found on the following link CSE Exam Board Details
Enquiries about results
6th Form students who are concerned about their grades should speak to a senior member of staff and the Exams Officer on results day.
GCSE students who are near to grade boundaries will be identified and may be funded by the school for a enquiry about their result. If this is the case students will be written to early in September to obtain permission. Students not written to can still request a review by completing a Post Results Services Form and returning this to the Exams Officer with relevant payment before the deadline. Candidates whose results increase in grade will have the fee refunded.
Our school policies relating to exams and assessments can be found below
Exam dates can be seen below which can be subject to change so please check with the Exams Officer
Internal Exams 23-27 March 2020
Modern Foreign Languages 22-26 June 2020
20-31 January 2020
13 January 2020 and 29th June 2020
Some students in Y10 may take BTEC exams – see Y11 tab for exam dates
18-29 Nov 2019 & 24 Feb – 6 March 2020
Art mocks 2-4 Dec, 11-12 Dec, 17-18 Dec 2019
Level 1/2 BTEC
Health and Social Care Component 3 Health & Wellbeing 7/2/20 AM (Resit 20/5/20 AM)
Enterprise Component 3 Promotion and Finance for Enterprise 3/2/20 (Resit 13/5/20)
Art 27-30 March 2020
Timetabled exams 11th May 2020 – 24th June 2020*
*Candidates should be aware that if there is a significant, unexpected event that arises nationally or locally during the exam period such that no students (or a large number of them) are able to take an exam when planned, then the exam boards may re-schedule anytime within the exam period, up to and including the 24th June 2020. Candidates must ensure that they are available in case their planned timetable is disrupted.
2021 GCSE Exams – to be added when exam boards confirm dates
27 Apr -7 May 2020
For Level 3 BTECs see Year 13 tab
English Language – Paper 1 4/11/19 AM, Paper 2 6/11/19 AM
Mathematics – Paper 1 5/11/19 AM, Paper 2 7/11/19 AM, Paper 3 11/11/19 PM
2-6 Dec 2019
Art mocks 27-29 Nov 2019
Level 3 BTECs
Health & Social Care Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development 10/1/20 AM (Resit 20/5/20 AM)
Health & Social Care Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care 13/1/20 AM (Resit 22/5/20 PM)
Health & Social Care Unit 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care 16/1/20 AM (Resit 3/6/20 AM)
Health & Social Care Unit 4 Enquiries into current research in H&SC Part A 25/11/19, Part B between 8/1/20-10/1/20 (or Part A 30/3/20, Part B 11/5/20-13/5/20)
Business Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign Part A 3/12/19, Part B between 9/1/20-13/1/20 (Resit Part A 27/4/20, Part B 11/5/20-13/5/20)
Business Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance 14/1/20 AM or 15/5/20 PM
Business Unit 6 Principles of Management Part A 11/12/19, Part B between 10/1/20-14/1/20 (Resit Part A 27/4/20, Part B 4/5/20-6/5/20)
Business Unit 7 Business Decision Making 16/1/20 AM (Resit 18/05/20-20/5/20)
Art exam 5-7 May 2020
Timetabled exams 11th May 2020 – 24th June 2020*
*Candidates should be aware that if there is a significant, unexpected event that arises nationally or locally during the exam period such that no students (or a large number of them) are able to take an exam when planned, then the exam boards may re-schedule anytime within the exam period, up to and including the 26th June 2019. Candidates must ensure that they are available in case their planned timetable is disrupted.
2021 A Level Exams – to be added when exam boards confirm dates