12th March
Entries for the June examinations are in the process of being made and Statements of Entry have been issued to students. It is imperative that these are checked carefully, exam details and personal details, before being signed and returned to Mrs Eccleshall. Any mistakes need to be corrected immediately to avoid unnecessary costs. Timetables should be issued next week.

The summer written exams start on Monday 11th May but there will be practical assessments taking place from the start of March. The last GCSE exam is timetabled for THURSDAY 18th JUNE and the last GCE exam is on WEDNESDAY 17th JUNE. However, please read the following information received from JCQ:

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. 

In March, starting Friday 6th,  there are be core subject mock exams for students in Year 11. Students have already had timetables for these and will be issued with their seating timetables in a few days. The dates of these are on the dates page.

Year 13 students will have mocks in the last week of term. The timetable for these has yet to be finalised.

May I please remind students that they must hand in their mobile phones/i-pods/ smart watches/i-pads and any other electronic device which can store data etc to an invigilator at the start of ALL exams BEFORE they enter the exam room, regardless of the type of exam. These items should not be left in your bag if you are taking it into the exam. They 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. This includes items in bags.

May I also remind students of the need to be on time for exams. It is disruptive to other candidates in the examination room if you arrive late. There is also the possibility that the examination board may not accept your paper for marking.

BTEC Unit results (taken in January) will be available on Wednesday 18th March. BTEC Health & Social Care results (taken in February) will be available on Wednesday 1st April.

Mrs Eccleshall