These pages should hold all the information needed to help you (parent or student) through the examination period.
Candidates certificating in summer 2021 should refer to the covid information page, which holds all information relating to assessment and grading.
All candidates should read the files below, these include the ‘Examinations Information Booklet’ and candidate warning notices. It is important to understand the rules and regulations of the exams before you sit them. The documents listed below will also be emailed to your student accounts.
- Information for Candidates - Onscreen tests
- Information for Candidates - Privacy Notice
- Information for Candidates - Social Media
- Information for Candidates - Written Exams
- Information for Candidates - Coursework Assessments
- Information for Candidates - Non Examination Assessments
- Information for Candidates - Student Information Booklet
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN EXAMS
Key Dates: The summer 2021 exam series has been cancelled and will not go ahead in its usual format.
Entry Information & Final Timetables: Provisional entry information is provided to students three months prior to the first exam. Final timetables confirming seat numbers and rooming is provided one month prior to the first exam.
Exam Board Contingency Period: All Exam Boards require centres to remain available for a ‘Contingency Period’. Parents and candidates should be aware that in the event of a major incident disrupting a day of exams, it is highly probable that the affected papers will be rescheduled to take place within the contingency period and students must therefore remain available, even if their final scheduled exam falls before this date. Please can all parties take this into account when booking their holidays.
Contact Details: The Exams Office is located on A corridor opposite A10. You can contact Mrs Maynard, the Exams Officer, by telephone on 0117 377 2777 ext. 2969 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
EXAM RESULTS DAYS 2021
Exam results days are currently scheduled as follows:
A Level Results Day : Tuesday 10 August
GCSE Results Day : Thursday 12 August
Students can collect their results from school from 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM.
Important information regarding this year's exceptional circumstances and the appeals process can be found here.
The School is unable to disclose results via telephone. If students are unable to collect results in person, please provide a signed letter giving authority for someone to collect on your behalf or contact Mrs Maynard ahead of results days to discuss receipt of results via email. We are unable to provide results - even to parents - unless a signed letter has been provided by the candidate. Alternatively please provide a stamped addressed envelope and we will ensure they are posted to you.
ADVERSE WEATHER AND EXAMS
The School will try and remain open at all times for examination candidates. Information about the School closing due to adverse weather conditions will be posted on our website - if there is no information on the homepage, the School will be open to all (students, staff and candidates).
If the School is closed to students, it will try and remain open to examination candidates wherever possible. If you have official externally timetabled exams (those that are detailed on the individual timetables sent via the Exams Office), you will be able to sit them at the centre, provided you are able to get there. If you are unable to attend you will need to contact the Exams Office to discuss.
If the Centre is unable to open for exams an alternative venue will be arranged. The Centre will also seek advice from the Examination Boards concerned to ensure no candidate is disadvantaged.
All internally conducted mocks, practicals and controlled assessments can be moved to another date under these circumstances - students will be informed of the new dates on their return to school.