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Exam Information

Examination Information

Certificates Summer 2016
Certificates for GCSE/AS/A2/BTEC are available for collection from the Exams Office and these must be signed for.
Please look after these as if lost examination boards will not offer a replacement certificate and will only issue a Certifying Statement of Results in which they charge around £43.00 (each exam board!).

Sixth Form
Students who re-sat their GCSE English/Mathematics or Functional Skills in November, your results will be issued on Thursday 12th January 2017.

Year 11
A handful of Year 11 students will be re-sitting their BTEC Public Services exam on Friday 13th January am, your results will be issued Thursday 2nd March 2017.

Summer Examinations

First Exam:- Monday 15th May 2017
Last Exam:- Monday 26th June 2017
Result day: Thursday 24th August 2017 (from 8 30 am)

First Exam:- Monday 15th May 2017
Last Exam:- Tuesday 27th June 2017
Result day: Thursday 17th August (from 8 am)

Morning exams start at 9 am (you must be in school by 8 45 am).
Afternoon exams start at 1 30 pm (you must be in school by 1 15 pm).

Please be aware of the JCQ rules and regulations especially regarding mobile phones and smart watches.

Information for Candidates – Written Exams

Information for Candidates – Mobile Phones

Information on the new GCSE gradings:

New GCSE grading 2017

GCSE Factsheet for parents

GCSE Factsheet Parents & Employers

Every student receives a copy of this attached to your final timetable.

Students are assessed continually throughout the year as part of the school’s assessment, recording and reporting programme. Every student who is able and willing to profit from examination work in particular subjects is normally entered for public examinations at the appropriate time. The main public examinations taken by students are:

  • Diploma/BTEC (Years 10-13)
  • GCSEs (Years 10 and 11)
  • GCE AS & A Level (Year 12 and 13)
  • BTEC
  • Various practical and theory examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (all years).

Students are entered by the school after consultation with parents about the number of subjects and the examination level which is appropriate to each candidate’s ability and aspirations, and account has been taken of the student’s work rate, overall performance in the appropriate subject and attendance.

Summary of School Policy on Entry to Public Examinations
  1. Normal arrangements are that students in Years 10 and 11 study for either 9 or 10 GCSE examinations (depending on entry to English Language and English Literature)
  2.  Criteria used for entry is that the student:
    1. has a minimum of 90% attendance at lessons for that subject except where there has been unavoidable absence such as long term illness
    2. has satisfactorily completed, by the deadlines specified, all course requirements
    3. has made a satisfactory effort throughout the course with homework, classwork and tests
    4. has demonstrated the capability of achieving the minimum ‘pass’ grade (G)

It is extremely important that students attend school regularly. Children will learn most effectively if their attendance is good.

We ask parents to support us in ensuring that unnecessary absences are avoided at all times, but especially during the crucial period leading up to public examinations.

External Examination Entries

Students in years 10-13 will be involved in external examinations at various times throughout the year. Dates of these examinations should be available from your son/daughter’s subject teachers. Entries to these examinations cost the school a lot of money and therefore it is essential the school is informed of possible absence from these examinations well in advance of the date of the examination. It may be necessary for the school to ask you for re­imbursement of the entry fee if a valid reason for absence from an examination is not given in advance of the date. Illness on the day of the examination must be reported to the school as soon as possible and a medical note sent into the examination office.