Pupils – Exams

2021 EXAMS

You will be aware, because of the result of the disruption students have faced due to the pandemic, written examinations will not be taking place this summer and will instead be awarded by teacher assessed grading.  Please see below information on the process for this year:

May 2021 – Student Guide to Awarding

                 – Centre Policy – Teacher Assessed Grades – Summer 2021

March 2021 – JCQ Guidance for Students, Parents and Guardians – GCSE’s

Poster – How GCSE’s will be awarded in summer 2021

Please find below information links from Gov.UK and Ofqual with the most recent information on how this will proceed:    



Information can also be sought from each individual exam boards website:





Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your key teacher, subject teacher, or the exams 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 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.

2020/21 contingency day is yet to be announced.

Exam Contingency Plan