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Exams

Examination timetables

You can find and download information about school examinations, public examinations and timetables on this page. Any summary timetables published on the school website are not exhaustive and may not contain dates of internal assessment, coursework, practicals, performances etc. Dates and specifications are always provisional and subject to change, so you must contact us with any urgent enquiry.

Many qualifications (V Cert, Cambridge National & Technical, BTEC etc.) contain public examinations and assessments throughout the school year – in some cases during school holidays. These exam dates and assessment windows cannot be changed by the school. Other non-timetabled components i.e. practical elements, controlled assessments and coursework may also take place during the year on dates agreed by the subject departments and with external examiners.

Examination contingency date

There is an additional date in the summer exam calendar which is chosen by JCQ and is reserved in the event of substantial local or national disruption. Therefore, examinations may also take place on this date in very rare circumstances. Students must be available throughout the whole examination period up until this ‘contingency date’.

Absence

Any absence or late arrival may result in NO GRADE being awarded by the exam board and parents may be charged the entry fee. It is not possible for an absent student to sit an exam at a different time or the following day; this is not permitted by the exam boards. Students must provide a doctor’s note (or equivalent professional evidence) where possible and complete a self-certification form (available from the Exams Manager) if any examination absence is absolutely unavoidable.

Examination regulations

It is very important that students and parents familiarise themselves with the various documents and posters published for candidates by JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) JCQ - Candidate Information. These provide information, guidelines and regulations which centres and students must follow in order to be awarded with a qualification at the end of a course of study. Mock exams are conducted throughout the year using the same procedures and routines as the final exams, and attendance is mandatory.

Examination certificates

Certificates for qualifications completed up until the end of the summer term will normally be available for collection from December.

Current/continuing students can collect their certificates from Sixth Form reception. School leavers can obtain these from main school reception. The student named on the certificate(s) must collect and sign for them. If the student cannot collect them personally, please complete the Third Party Collection form which you can download from this page. Unfortunately, we are unable to post certificates out.