Date for mock examinations to be confirmed.
Summer GCE and GCSE Examinations
First Exam Day in Series: 26th May 2021 (Provisional)
Last Exam Day in Series: 2nd July 2021 (Provisional)
Summer Results Days
GCE Results Issue Day: 24th August 2021 (Provisional)
GCSE Results Issue Day: 27th August 2021 (Provisional)
Examinations can be a stressful time for all of the family, not just the student actually taking the examination. In this section, you’ll find revision tips, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and all of the official information from JCQ that is given to students every year.
Please ensure that you:
Students will have many deadlines to meet during this year. You can help your child by:
You can contact your child’s Learning Manager if you wish to discuss any GSCE related issues.
My timetable is wrong – how do I change it?
If you think an exam is missing or if you’ve been entered for the wrong one, you will need to speak to your teacher or the Head of Department for that subject. The exams office can only change a student’s exam timetable on instruction from a member of the teaching staff.
Where will I be sitting and what time do I have to be there?
For every exam, the seating plans will be on display in the afternoon prior to each exam on the outside window of the learning managers’ office. It will also be displayed in the main hall on the morning of registration for the exam.Your timetable will show you the start time of the exam but you must be at the exam room AT LEAST 15 minutes before the start time.
I’ve got more than one exam at the same time – what happens?
You will usually be able to take one exam straight after the other but if this is not possible, the exams office will speak to you and arrange for one of your exams to be moved to earlier or later in the day – you will also be supervised between the exams to make sure the security of the exam is maintained.
What do I do if I’m late for my exam?
Firstly, don’t panic! If you arrive less than half an hour late, go straight to your exam room – the invigilators will make sure you can start your exam as soon as you arrive. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late, go to the Attendance Office and a member of staff will bring you to the exam room.
What if I am ill?
If you are ill before the exam, or after the exam has started, speak to the exams officer or one of the invigilators. If you are too ill to come in for your exam, please let the exam office know before the exam or as soon as possible afterwards – if you are absent from an exam without valid reason, your parent/guardian may be charged for the cost of the exam entry.
Any candidate with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) must stay at home for 10 days from the onset of symptoms and must not leave their homes. The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are the recent onset of either a:
*new continuous cough
*loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
*Candidates should stay at home and arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19).
Candidates will be unable to take exams during their period of isolation. If the candidate is not tested for coronavirus (COVID-19), they must isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms.
I have been told to isolate in line with public health advice, what do I do?
Where a member of the candidate’s household is symptomatic, the candidate must isolate for 14 days from the onset of their household member’s symptoms. They cannot take exams during that period. This also applies if the candidate is asked to isolate following contact with someone with the virus. Candidates cannot take exams during their period of isolation.
Candidates in quarantine following certain foreign travel must not attend exams during their period of quarantine. See guidance on travel corridors for an up to date list of countries where quarantine is not required in England.
Please be aware that all certificates are held in secure storage and access may not always be available. With this in mind it is suggested that anyone wanting to collect certificates should contact the exams office to give advance notice, as it may not always be possible to fulfil requests made at reception in person.
If you are collecting certificates on behalf of someone else, it is essential that you have their date of birth and written permission to do so. This also applies to parents collecting certificates on behalf of their son/daughter for data protection purposes.
Please contact the exams office to arrange for your certificates to be made available at visitors reception prior to arriving.
Please be aware that certificates that aren’t collected may be securely destroyed after a period of 12 months.