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Exams

You can find and download information about school examinations, public examinations and timetables here.

The key dates for the summer 2019 exam are displayed below and holidays should NOT be booked during this time.  Exam dates cannot be changed to suit individuals or the school for any reason. The dates below specify when the first exam is in 2019 and when the final GCSE and A Level exams are, but this does not include classroom-based assessments which will take place throughout the school year (where applicable to the qualification). Please ensure you are aware of the timings of these classroom-based assessments as these will contribute towards the final grade

Many qualifications (V Cert, Cambridge Nationals & Technicals, 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 external examiners.

13th May 2019 – first date of the GCSE/GCE Summer exam series
 

20th June 2019 – proposed last GCSE exam date (but changes of dates may result in exams being scheduled up to and including 26th June 2019).

It is essential that no absence is planned up to and including 26th June 2019 in case of any final changes.

25th June 2019 – proposed last A Level exam date

26th June 2019 – contingency date – reserved by the exam boards for use at their discretion in the case of sustained local or national disruption.

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) if any examination absence is absolutely unavoidable.

Certificates for the 2017-2018 school year can be collected from 1st December 2018. School leavers can obtain these from main school reception, and continuing students from Faraday reception. If the student named on the certificates cannot collect them personally, please complete the Third Party Collection form which you can download from this page.

It is vitally important to keep your certificates safe once collected. Uncollected certificates from previous years may not be held by the school as we are required by the regulations to retain them only for a period of 12 months. Please contact us first to check if we have them in storage. If we do not have them, or they have been lost, you would have to contact each exam board individually. There will be a charge for this from the exam board and we are unable to do this on your behalf.