External Exams

Students sitting external exams must familiarise themselves with the JCQ Notices – please see further information on the JCQ Notices tab:

  1. Information for candidates – written exams 2023-2024
  2. Unauthorised items poster / Warning to candidates poster
  3. Preparing to sit exams

Summer Exams 2024

The summer exam window will start on Friday 3 May for a small number of students sitting BTEC Travel and Tourism exam.   The main summer exam window is from Thursday 9 May until Wednesday 26 June 2024 (Contingency – please see below explanation)

  • All morning exams start promptly at 9.00am.
  • All afternoon exams start promptly at 1.30pm
  • Please be at your exam room at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time.

Please see further information below regarding Contingency Days. 

Exam Contingency 

The dates that have been set aside as the contingency days are Thursday 6 June and Thursday 13 June 2024 (afternoons only), and Wednesday 26 June 2024 (all day).

This means that all students must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 26 June 2024. This decision is not a school decision and applies to all students in all schools. Please can all students/parents/carers make a note of the new contingency exam dates in the event that an awarding body needs to invoke its contingency plan. 


  • Revision will be key to reaching your best possible grade.
  • Subject teachers will be sharing revision resources and ideas.
JCQ Notices

Students must read and understand the JCQ guidelines for all public exams/NEA/coursework.   Please follow these links for further important exam information:

Information for Candidates from the JCQ

Unauthorised Items Poster and Warning to Candidates



Summer Exam Results Days 2024: 

A Level Results: Thursday 15 August 2024  (between 8.00am and 12.00noon)

Further details to follow.

GCSE Results: Thursday 22 August 2024 (between 9.00am and 12.00noon)

Further details to follow. 

Post-Results Services - JCQ Joint Council for Qualifications

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

AQA   OCR   Pearson   Eduqas

Exam and Assessment Results

KS4 and KS5 Performance and Assessment

Department of Education Performance Tables

Review/Access to Scripts

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.
Mrs A Harvey
Examinations Officer
Mr N Tromans
Data & Examinations Assistant

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