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 and 2020 certificates will be available for collection from school in person, please bring identification
Summer 2022 A Level/Key Stage 5 Results day to be confirmed
Summer 2022 GCSE/Key Stage 4 Results day to be confirmed
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
Summer 2021 Centre Policy special policy for Teacher Assessed Grades for Summer 2021 only
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
Y11 Assessment timetable for April-May 2021
Art mocks week commencing 23rd November 2020
25th January – 5th February 2021
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
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.
21/6/21 – 25/6/21
Y13 Assessment timetable for April-May 2021
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)
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.