September 2019

The summer holiday is over and we are well into a new school year.  Consequently the exam cycle will shortly be starting again.

The first exam session of the new academic year is during the early part of November.  During this session there will be retake opportunities in Maths and English for those students in Y12/Y13 who need to improve their grades.

Individual timetables will be issued during week beginning 7th October.

Y12 and Y13 Mathematicians will be taking part in the Senior UKMT Maths Challenge on Thursday 7th November (time to be confirmed).

Year 11 students will be taking their mock GCSE examinations during the second part of November and will receive the timetable for these before half-term.

The dates of the externally assessed exams are now on the “Dates” page. The dates for the internal ones will be added as soon as they are available.


Remember: – for all your exams you will need a black pen, pencil, ruler and eraser.  For Science papers and Maths calculator papers you will also need a calculator.


ALSO: Please remember you MUST hand in mobile phones, smart watches, i-pads, i-pods and any other electronic devices which can store data at the start of ALL EXAMS.

PLEASE NOTE: In preparation for Summer 2020, all JCQ awarding bodies have designated Wednesday 24 June 2020 as a ‘contingency day’ for examinations. This is consistent with the qualification regulators’ document Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exam-system-contingency-plan-england-walesand-northern-ireland  The designation of a ‘contingency day’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations. It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations. Centres must, therefore, inform candidates that they must remain available until and including Wednesday 24 June 2020 should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan. 


Mrs Eccleshall