Exam Information

 

The Exams Officer, Mrs Skinner, can be contacted via email sskinner@smwca.org.uk

 

 

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.

 

Student Handbook

Candidate Exam Handbook 2019-2020

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JCQ Information

JCQ Video

Non Exam Assessments 2021

On Screen Examinations 2021

Information for candidates Privacy Notice 2021

Information for candidates Social Media 2021

Information for Candidates Written Examinations 2021

Warning to Candidates poster-2021

Unauthorised Items poster 2021

JCQ Suspected Malpractice 2021

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

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/coping-with-exam-stress/

The following pdf is another useful resource from www.studentminds.org.uk

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Results and certificates

Summer 2020 certificates will be available for collection from school in person, please bring identification

 

Summer 2022 A Level/Key Stage 5 Results day Thursday 18th August 2022

Summer 2022 GCSE/Key Stage 4 Results day Thursday 25th August 2022

 

Lost Certificates

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.

 

Exam dates

Exam dates can be seen below which can be subject to change so please check with the Exams Officer

Internal exams

29th November 2021- 10th December 2021

and 25 April – 13 May 2022

Some students in Y10 may take BTEC or Cambridge Nationals exams – see Y11 tab for exam dates

Mock Exams

Mocks #1 from 8th November – 26th November 2021 Y11 Mocks Nov 21 Student Timetable

& Art mocks week commencing 29th November 2021

& German/French Speaking Mocks week commencing 6th December 2021

Mocks #2 from 28th February – 15th March 2022

& German/French Speaking Mocks 15 – 22 March 2022

Level 1/2 BTEC exams

Health and Social Care  Component 3 Health & Wellbeing 9/2/22 (am) (summer resit date tbc)

Enterprise Component 3 Promotion and Finance for Enterprise 7/2/22 (pm) (summer resit date tbc)

Digital Information Technology Component 3 Effective Digital Working Practices 10/2/22 (am)

Level 1/2 Cambridge Nationals exams

Sports Science – R041 Reducing the risk of sports injuries 10/1/21 AM

Sports Studies – R051 Contemporary issues in sport 10/1/22 AM

GCSE Exams

Art exams week commencing 3rd May 2022 and 9th May 2022

German/French Speaking exams commence 25th April 2022

Catering and Hospitality practical exam 16-18 March 2022

Timetabled exams 16th May – 27th June 2022* provisional dates from JCQ

*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 29th June 2022. Candidates must ensure that they are available in case their planned timetable is disrupted.

Mock exams

20/6/22 – 24/6/22

Art 13th June 2022

Mock exams

29 Nov-14 Dec 2021

Art 14-15 Dec 2021

14 -25 March 2022

Level 3 BTECs

Health & Social Care  Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development 14/1/22 PM (summer resit date tbc)

Health & Social Care  Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care 17/1/22 AM (summer resit date tbc)

Health & Social Care  Unit 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care 20/1/22 AM (summer resit date tbc)

Health & Social Care  Unit 4 Enquiries into current research in H&SC Part A 23/11/21, Part B 12/1/22 AM (summer resit date tbc)

Business Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign Part A 12/01/22 PM, Part B 13/1/22 AM (summer resit date tbc)

Business Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance 18/1/22 AM (summer resit date tbc)

Business Unit 6 Principles of Management Part A 1/12/21, Part B 14/1/22 AM (summer resit date tbc)

Business Unit 7 Business Decision Making 20/1/22 AM (summer resit date tbc)

A levels

Art exam 11-13 May 2022

Timetabled exams 23 May – 24 June 2022

*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 29th June 2022. Candidates must ensure that they are available in case their planned timetable is disrupted.