Examination Information

How GCSEs, AS and A-Levels will be awarded in Summer 2021

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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

Year 11 Tests 

Dear Parents and Carers

As you know, the traditional end of GCSE examinations or ‘exams’, that are set and marked by an exam board have been cancelled this year and have been replaced by ‘tests’ that will be set by the school (who may use papers supplied by exam boards), take place during lesson time in classrooms and marked and moderated by teachers within school. 

The tests will still be rigorous and will contribute towards the final GCSE grade but they will form only part of the final grade; the rest of the grade will be determined by any coursework or practical work that has been done and a portfolio of evidence that is likely to take the form of other assessed work that your child has done or is about to do over the next couple of months. 

Please note, all tests are on the schedule and your child will not be sitting a test in all of the subjects on the schedule (only those that they have been studying). If your child is absent for any of the tests, we will arrange for them to sit any missed tests once they are back in school.

Kind regards

A V Boustead
Vice Principal 

Student Information:

  • 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:

Summer Exam Results Days 2020: 

GCE (AS/A2) - Thursday, 13 August 2020

GCSE - Thursday, 20 August 2020

If you are unable to come on the day and would like your results emailing to you, please complete the application form and email your request to anne.harvey@whgs-academy.org.

Useful Information for Student about Results

Ofqual Guidance - Your Results, What Next?

AQA   OCR   Pearson   Educas

Appeal Arrangements for AS, A Levels and GCSEs

Arrangements confirmed for appeals on AS, A level and GCSE grading in summer 2020

  • Will there be a cost for appeals?  Fees for all aspects of the exam process are set by the exam boards. 
  • What is the deadline for appeals?  The deadline for appeals to be submitted to exam boards is 17 September 2020.

Please see the Exams Office staff if you wish to appeal your result.

Student Guide to Appeals and Malpractice or Maladministration Complaints: Summer 2020

Exam and Assessment Results

Key Stage 4 - 2020  Key Stage 5 - 2020

Key Stage 4 - 2019  Key Stage 5 - 2019

Key Stage 4 - 2018  Key Stage 5 - 2018

Key Stage 4 - 2017  Key Stage 5 - 2017

Department of Education Performance Tables

The Grading System 

Old A* - G Grades

New 9 – 1 Grades

BTEC Level Grades

Top of A*












Top of C












F / G






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.

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