Pupils – Exams

Due to the current Corona Virus pandemic, no GCSE exams will be held in May and June 2020.

Further information will be released in due course from the governing exam boards with regards to how results will be issued for all those entered for.

We are so sorry our students are experiencing this.  Should you require any help or advice, please complete the contact form and a member of staff will get in touch.



Please find attached some support targeted at year 11 students and some information below from Furness College if you are considering this as an option for your next step.

Public Health Year 11

The staff are currently working on providing the exam boards with information they need next month – all schools have been advised that predicted grades cannot be shared before the exam results day (which will be in the summer).

If you have any concerns or questions please speak to the member of staff who is making calls to you or drop us an email via this address.

Many thanks

Lisa Balderstone (Headteacher)

Email from Furness College:

I just wanted to share the link below with you, which I am sure your Year 11’s will find very informative in these very unprecedented of times.

We have created a page, which contains information valuable for transition and how to plan for when we come out of lockdown and the new College Year starts.

Here is the link  https://www.furness.ac.uk/16-18/year-11/   The website covers work for A levels and all of our vocational courses too.

We would really appreciate it if you could share this with your year 11 group (via school jotter app, updates home etc) to give them the opportunity to get started on thinking about what comes next. It may help to alleviate some of those worries, that I am sure some will be struggling with right now.  

We will be contacting our applicants to let them know about this and also promoting on social media, but I do think that your school sending out the link will be of great benefit.

If you have any worried or concerned students, I am available on the college Facebook site (messenger) to deal with any questions for both campuses.

Take Care

Sandra Rollinson

School Liaison and Events Officer





For all upcoming exam dates, please reference the Calendar

F = Foundation Paper
H = Higher Paper

Morning Exams commence at 9.00AM

Afternoon Exams commence at 1.30PM

Please aim to arrive at school 15 minutes prior to the exam start time.

All students should familiarise themselves with the following documents on the JCQ website http://www.jcq.org.uk/

Information for Candidates – Written Examinations

Information for Candidates – GCE, ELC and Project Qualifications – Coursework Assessments

Information for Candidates – Non Examination Assessments


The centre will inform candidates of their centre assessed marks as a candidate is allowed to request a review of the centre’s marking before marks are submitted to the awarding body.

Any review must be undertaken before marks are submitted to the awarding body. Sufficient time will be given to candidates in order to allow them to review copies of material, as necessary, and reach a decision. The centre will also allow sufficient time for the review to be carried out, to make any necessary changes to marks and to inform the candidate of the outcome, all before the awarding body’s deadline.

Please reference the Centre Assessed Marks Policy and the Internal Appeals Procedure (Internal Assessments) Policy should you be unhappy with your marks.

Information for Candidates – On-Screen Tests

Information for Candidates – Privacy Notice

Information for Candidates – Social Media

Exams Policy

Exams Policy

For all other policies such as the below, please send a request email on the contact page:

  • Procedure for the emergency evacuation of the exam room
  • Exam Contingency Plan
  • Internal Appeals Policy
  • Policy covering the management of GCSE Controlled Assessments
  • Policy covering the management of NEA’s (Non Exam Assessments)
  • Disability Policy in compliance with relevant legislation
Absence from Examinations

You must attend all examinations on your individual Candidate Statement of Entry.

Misreading the timetable will not be acceptable as an explanation for absence.

If you miss an exam due to illness, you must telephone the Examinations Officer on 01229 407386 as soon as possible on the morning of the exam.

A medical certificate should be forwarded to the Examination Officer within 3 days of the exam missed.

Contingency Examination Day

The awarding bodies’ have designated Wednesday 24th June 2020 as a ‘contingency day’ for examinations. 

The designation of a ‘contingency day’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or local disruption to examinations.  It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examination.

Exam Contingency Plan