Download How GCSEs, AS and A Levels will be awarded in Summer 2021
Statement of Entry
All students will receive a Statement of Entry from school, prior to each examination season, indicating the subjects they are being entered for and the levels of entry where applicable. Students must check all this information is correct. Students must check all other information on their Statement of Entry very carefully, in particular personal details (date of birth, spelling of names) as these will appear on the final certificates. If changes to names are required after certificates have been issued the Examination Boards make a charge of approximately £35.00 for which the student is responsible.
The school employs invigilators to conduct the examinations. Students are expected to behave in a respectful manner towards all invigilators and follow their instructions at all times.
Invigilators are in the examination rooms to supervise the conduct of the examination. They will distribute and collect the examination papers, tell candidates when to start and finish the examination, hand out extra writing paper if required and deal with any problems that occur during the examination, for example if a candidate is feeling ill.
Please note that invigilators cannot discuss the examination paper with you or explain the questions.
Pupils who are disruptive or behave in an unacceptable manner will be removed from the examination room by invigilators and members of the Senior/Extended Leadership Team.
Important Notes for Students
Autumn 2020 External Exams Timetable
The exam boards have confirmed they will offer the full suite of GCSE, AS and A level exams this autumn, for any student unable to receive a calculated grade or who would like an opportunity to improve their result.
JCQ have confirmed the following timetable for exams:
- AS and A level exams start on Monday 5 October and finish on Friday 23 October (entry deadline 4 September)
- GCSE exams start on Monday 2 November and finish on Monday 23 November
If you wish to enter yourself for any Autumn exams you must do the following by the deadlines:
- Email Mrs Harvey email@example.com confirming your name, your exam candidate number and the subject(s) you want to sit. These must be subjects you would have sat in Summer 2020.
- Pay for the exam(s) on ParentPay.
- Autumn Entry Deadline A Level – 3 September (1.00pm)
- Autumn Entry Deadline GCSE (excluding English Lang and Maths) – 17 September (1.00pm)
- Autumn Entry Deadline GCSE English Language and Maths – 1 October (1.00pm)
Entries after these dates will not be accepted.
- Revision will be key to reaching your best possible grade.
- Subject teachers will be sharing revision resources and ideas.
Three general suggestions would be to use:
Usual post-results services are not available for summer 2020 series.
The exam boards have suspended their usual post-results services for the summer 2020 exams series as exams didn't take place.
Post-results services do not apply to centre-assessed grades or rankings.
Collection of Certificates
Following the summer exams, certificates will be available for collection from the school School Reception from November between the hours of 9.30am and 2.30pm.
Certificates belong to the student and, therefore, cannot be issued to any other individual without a signed letter of authorisation from the student and identification of the person collecting.
Certificates can be sent via the post. As per exam regulations, the certificates will have to be sent by Recorded Delivery. There is a fee of £3.50 to cover this service.
It is extremely important exam certificates are collected and kept secure as they are required for Higher Education and workplaces often request them.
- Summer Exams - certificates available for collection in November.
- November Exams - certificates available for collection in February.