Exam Information

 

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

 

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

**dependant on government restrictions at the time**

 

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

exam_checklist

JCQ Information

JCQ Video

Information for Candidates – Non Exam Assessments 2020-21

Information for Candidates -On Screen Examinations 2020-21

Information for candidates – Privacy Notice 2019-20

Information for candidates – social media

Information for Candidates – Written Examinations 2020-21

Unauthorised Items Poster

Warning to Candidates Poster

JCQ Suspected Malpractice 18-19

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

exam_stress

Results and certificates

Summer 2019 and 2020 certificates will be available for collection from school in person, please bring identification

 

Summer 2021 A Level/Key Stage 5 Results day Tuesday 10th August 2021 9am – midday

Summer 2021 GCSE/Key Stage 4 Results day Thursday 12th August 2021 9am – midday

 

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.

Post-results services form

Exam dates

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

Internal Exams 18-22 January 2021

Modern foreign Languages – speaking exams week 21-25 June 2021

Internal exams

Y10 Assessments Timetable

Y10 Examinations Information 23.04.21

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

Y11 Assessment timetable for April-May 2021

Mock Exams

Art mocks week commencing 23rd November 2020

25th January – 5th February 2021

Y11 Mock Exam Timetable

Level 1/2 BTEC

Health and Social Care  Component 3 Health & Wellbeing 5/2/21 (am) (summer resit date tbc)

Enterprise Component 3 Promotion and Finance for Enterprise 1/2/21 (pm) (summer resit date tbc)

Level 1/2 Cambridge Nationals

Sports Science – R041 Reducing the risk of sports injuries 11/1/21 AM

GCSE Exams

Art week commencing 19 April 2021

Timetabled exams 26th May – 2nd July 2021* 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 (date for 2021 tbc). Candidates must ensure that they are available in case their planned timetable is disrupted.

Mock exams

21/6/21 – 25/6/21

Year 12 mock letter 26 04 21

Y13 Assessment timetable for April-May 2021

Mock exams

7-11 Dec 2020  see following link for timetable Yr 13 Mock Exams December 2020

additional mock period 22 March 2021

Level 3 BTECs

Health & Social Care  Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development 8/1/21 PM (summer resit date tbc)

Health & Social Care  Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care 11/1/21 AM (summer resit date tbc)

Health & Social Care  Unit 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care 14/1/21 AM (summer resit date tbc)

Health & Social Care  Unit 4 Enquiries into current research in H&SC Part A 24/11/20, Part B 6/1/21 AM (summer resit date tbc)

Business Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign Part A 30/11/20, Part B 6/1/21 AM (summer resit date tbc)

Business Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance 12/1/21 AM (summer resit date tbc)

Business Unit 6 Principles of Management Part A 9/12/20, Part B 8/1/21 AM (summer resit date tbc)

Business Unit 7 Business Decision Making 14/1/20 AM (Resit 18/05/20-20/5/20)

A levels

Timetabled exams 26 May – 29 June 2021

*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 (date for summer 2021 tbc). Candidates must ensure that they are available in case their planned timetable is disrupted.