Thursday 3rd May

From now until the start of July there are exams of some sort every week. Please keep an eye on the Dates This Month tab and the calendar.

Under the documents tab there is a lot of important information relating to exams, including an Examinations Handbook and information relating to the Internal Appeals process. Please read all the information relating to exams carefully.

Y11,12 and 13 students  have now been issued with their Timetables for the May/June season of exams. Replacement timetables can be obtained from Mrs Eccleshall or Linnell Office. If you have a clash of exams, i.e. 2 exams timetabled for the same time, these will have been resolved when you receive your timetables which have the seating arrangements on them, at the start of next week. If you have a clash you will need to remain under supervision between papers and cannot leave the building or have access to a phone until the second exam has been completed.

The timetables only carry details of formal written examinations. Pupils have been informed of dates for Art, ICT, MFL and  BTEC  assessments nearer the time. These dates are also on the calendar. These assessments started the first week back after the holiday and will carry on for another few weeks.

May I remind students that they must hand in their mobile phones/i-pods, i-watches etc to an invigilator at the start of ALL exams, regardless of the type of exam.  These will be returned to students at the end of the examination. It is a regulation of the Examination Boards that students must not be in possession of such items in an examination room. Internal examinations take place under the same conditions as external ones so that everyone is familiar with the procedures.

Please note: the following information has been received from JCQ

Students taking examinations must be available for the entire examination period, in the event of an examination being rescheduled. Therefore, all AS/A level candidates should be available between 14 May – 26 June 2018 and GCSE candidates from 8 May to 21 June 2018. Exam boards may re-schedule an examination within these time periods.

In preparation for Summer 2019, all JCQ awarding bodies have designated Wednesday 26 June 2019 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 26 June 2019 should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan. 


Good luck to you all and if there are any problems please see Mrs Eccleshall