Public Examinations – Examination Policy
All pupils following examination courses will usually be entered for the examination. In a few circumstances this may not be appropriate, e.g. if, in the school’s view, it is in the interest of the pupil to reduce his/her work load.
On rare occasions a pupil may miss an examination without good reason or fail to submit coursework required by the examination board. As the fee will have already been paid, the school will seek to reclaim the amount from the parents/guardians of the pupil.
Full course GCSE/OCR National:
- Art & Design
- Computer Science
- Creative iMedia
- Design and Technology
- English Language
- English Literature
- Food Preparation and Nutrition
- Health & Social Care
- Hospitality and Catering
- Physical Education
- Religious Studies
- Science (Combined)
- Separate Sciences
Entry Level Certificate:
- PSHEE & Citizenship
If you have any queries regarding exams please contact the school’s Exam Officer: Miss Ella White
Direct Line: 01939 262003
Year 10 & 11 Qualifications Exam Boards and Specifications
Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable:
Summer 2023 Contingency Days
The awarding bodies have collectively agreed a contingency day for several years now which is always scheduled at the end of the GCSE, GCE AS and A-level exam timetables.
The contingency day is in the event of national or significant local disruption to exams in the United Kingdom, being part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for exams.
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, further resilience was needed within the exam timetables. A single contingency day was not felt to be sufficient if a national event or incident had a significant effect on the exam timetable. For example, summer exams could be affected by extremely high temperatures.
For the June 2023 exams, the awarding bodies have therefore introduced two additional half-day contingency sessions. These are on Thursday 8 June 2023 and Thursday 15 June 2023. The standard contingency day remains at the end of the timetable being scheduled on Wednesday 28 June 2023.
Schools and colleges should ensure candidates and parents are aware of the contingency arrangements on these three days. They should consider the contingency day of Wednesday 28 June 2023 when making their plans for the summer. Candidates should be encouraged to remain available until Wednesday 28 June 2023 should examinations need to be rescheduled.