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Exam Information

GCE & GCSE External Examinations

Click the links below to view the JCQ’s, the Joint Council for Qualifications guides

 

Enquiries About Results (EAR).


When results are released the Exam Boards allow a few weeks for students or teachers to make ‘Enquiries About Results.’  These include requesting scripts back or a review of marking, for example. These post-results services incur a charge which students usually have to cover.

Certificates.


Certificates are issued when a GCSE, GCE, BTEC or National course has been completed in full. Certificates are not issued where a ‘U’ grade is awarded. Each Exam Board issues their own certificates once all EARs have been completed, which is usually a couple of months after the results day. We are only legally obliged to hold these certificates for 12 months.  Students will need these for any courses/employment so must collect from school.  If certificates are lost it is the student’s responsibility to request replacement documents directly from the Exam Board, for which there is a charge of @£40 per certificate.

Who to seek help from on examination matters:

For more information contact the examination officer on (0151) 260 7600

I am unwell on the day of the examination and unable to attend …

If you are ill and are unable to attend an exam it is vital you phone the school first thing in the morning (0151 260 7600) and let us know.

If you are feeling unwell, but still able to travel, I suggest you come to the exam and we can assess the situation then.  In most cases it is better to take the exam if you can.

If in doubt – PHONE THE SCHOOL

If you do not attend an exam without a valid reason, it is possible that you will be charged for that exam.

Arrange an appointment a.s.a.p. with your GP and obtain a medical certificate. Bring it in to school and, whenever possible, have a word with the Examinations Officer.

 

I am unavoidably delayed for some reason …

Phone the office as soon as you can (0151 260 7600) and let us know. Get to school as soon as you can. You will be allowed to take your examination but, you should be aware that the Examination Board may not accept it. In such cases you will receive no marks for this component.

 

I have more than one examination in the same session …

This is known as a clash.

If the total time does not exceed 2½ hours (GCSE) you will be expected to take all papers during that session, as scheduled.

If the time allocated to the examinations exceeds the above times you should have been notified of the clash by the Examinations Officer, who will have given you specific instructions about which exams are to be taken when. If you have not been given this information, you must see the Examinations Officer as soon as possible.

If you have to be supervised at any time during the day you MUST FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS AND AVOID ALL CONTACT WITH OTHER CANDIDATES. You will normally be given a break between examinations. If you are to be supervised over lunchtime, you should bring with you some food and drink and, probably, your revision notes for the next exam(s). You will not be allowed to keep your mobile phone with you.

 

I feel ill during the examination …

Inform the invigilator. It may be possible to give you (supervised) rest breaks in order to help you through the examination. Please DO NOT WAIT TO BE SICK IN THE EXAMINATION ROOM. Let an invigilator know that you have a problem and you will be escorted out. You may be able to return later, if you feel better.

Consult your GP a.s.a.p. and ask for a medical certificate. You may be entitled to special consideration (although you should be aware that the Board will never award more than 5% of the marks scored in the paper concerned)

 

My performance in the examination has been adversely affected by illness or other difficult circumstance …

You may be entitled to special consideration (see above). You should obtain a letter either from your GP in the case of a medical problem or, in other circumstances, from your Head of Year. The evidence should be handed to the Examinations Officer, who will contact the Board on your behalf.

 

I misread my timetable and/or fail to turn up for an examination …

Please note that misreading the timetable will not be accepted as a satisfactory explanation of absence.

You will not be given another opportunity to sit the examination.

 

I need to go to the toilet during an exam …

Put your hand up and tell an invigilator. He or she will arrange for you to be escorted to the nearest lavatory. You will be allowed a little extra time, if necessary. It is, however, in your best interest to go before the examination begins.

 

The fire alarm goes off during an examination …

Await instructions from the invigilator(s) or Examinations Officer. If it is necessary to evacuate the examination room, you should leave everything, including your examination paper, on the desk and leave the room one row at a time, as instructed. You should assemble by subject and in candidate number order inside the cage, away from other members of the school. YOU MUST NOT TALK TO OTHER CANDIDATES. Provided that you are able to return to the room later, you will be given the full time allocation. The Board will be informed of the disruption.

January Examination Timetable

Date

Start time

Board

Exam

Length

Tuesday 9th January 2018

9:00AM

Pearson/Edexcel

Health and Social Care exam- Human Lifespan Development

60

Tuesday 9th January 2018

9:00AM

Pearson/Edexcel

Hospitality- Introducing the Hospitality Industry

75

Wednesday 10th January 2018

9:00AM

Pearson/Edexcel

CIDA- Developing Web Products

150

Friday 12th January 2018

1:00PM

OCR

Sports Studies- Contemporary Issues Sport

60



Date   Subject Title Start Session Duration
14 May 2018   Religious Studies A  Religious Studies A Paper 1A  13:00 PM 1h 45m
14 May 2018   Computer Science Computer systems 09:00 AM  1h 30m 
15 May 2018   Combined Science Biology 1 13:00 PM 1h 10m
15 May 2018   Combined Science Biology 1 13:00 PM 1h 10m
15 May 2018   Science-Biology Biology 1 13:00 PM 1h 45m
15 May 2018   Science-Biology Biology 1 13:00 PM 1h 45m
16 May 2018   Religious Studies A  Religious Studies A Paper 2A 13:00 PM 1h 45m
16 May 2018   Physical Education Physical factors affecting performance 09:00 AM  1h 00m 
17 May 2018   Combined Science Chemistry 1 09:00 AM 1h 10m
17 May 2018   Combined Science Chemistry 1 09:00 AM 1h 10m
17 May 2018   Science-Chemistry Chemistry 1 09:00 AM 1h 45m
17 May 2018   Science-Chemistry Chemistry 1 09:00 AM 1h 45m
17 May 2018   Computer Science Computational thinking, algorithms and programming 13:00 PM  1h 30m 
18 May 2018   Physical Education Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology 13:00 PM  1h 00m 
22 May 2018   English Literature English Literature Paper 1 09:00 AM 1h 45m
22 May 2018   Geography  Geography Paper 1  13:00 PM 1h 30m
23 May 2018   Combined Science Physics 1 13:00 PM 1h 10m
23 May 2018   Combined Science Physics 1 13:00 PM 1h 10m
23 May 2018   Science-Physics Physics 1 13:00 PM 1h 45m
23 May 2018   Science-Physics Physics 1 13:00 PM 1h 45m
23 May 2018   Psychology Psychology Unit 1 09:00 AM 1h 30m
24 May 2018   Mathematics Paper 1: Non-Calculator Foundation Tier 09:00 AM 1h 30m
24 May 2018   Mathematics Paper 1: Non-Calculator Higher Tier 09:00 AM 1h 30m
24 May 2018   Mathematics Mathematics Paper 1 (non - calculator, Higher) 09:00 AM 1h 30m
24 May 2018   Mathematics Mathematics Paper 1 (non - calculator, Foundation) 09:00 AM 1h 30m
25 May 2018   English Literature English Literature Paper 2 09:00 AM 2h 15m
31 May 2018   Art and Design-Fine Art Art and Design-Fine Art     10h
04 June 2018   History History Component 1 (Studies A to H)  09:00 AM 2h 00m
04 June 2018   Psychology Psychology Unit 2 13:00 PM 1h 30m
05 June 2018   English Language English Language Paper 1 09:00 AM 1h 45m
05 June 2018   Geography Geography Paper 2 13:00 PM 1h 30m
06 June 2018   Spanish Spanish Component 2 (Listening) Foundation Tier  09:00 AM 35m
06 June 2018   Spanish Spanish Component 3 (Reading) Foundation Tier  09:00 AM 1h 00m
06 June 2018   Spanish Spanish Component 2 (Listening) Higher Tier  09:00 AM 45m
06 June 2018   Spanish Spanish Component 3 (Reading) Higher Tier  09:00 AM 1h 15m
06 June 2018   Music Music Paper 3: Appraising 13:00 PM 1h 45m
07 June 2018   Mathematics Paper 2: Calculator Foundation Tier 09:00 AM 1h 30m
07 June 2018   Mathematics Paper 2: Calculator Higher Tier 09:00 AM 1h 30m
07 June 2018   Mathematics Mathematics Paper 2 (calculator, Foundation) 09:00 AM 1h 30m
07 June 2018   Mathematics Mathematics Paper 2 (calculator, Higher) 09:00 AM 1h 30m
08 June 2018   English Language English Language  Paper 2 09:00 AM 1h 45m
08 June 2018   History History Component 2 (Studies A to H) 13:00 PM 2h 00m
11 June 2018   Combined Science Biology 2 (Foundation) 09:00 AM 1h 10m
11 June 2018   Combined Science Biology 2 (Higher) 09:00 AM 1h 10m
11 June 2018   Science-Biology Biology 2 (Foundation) 09:00 AM 1h 45m
11 June 2018   Science-Biology Biology 2 (Higher) 09:00 AM 1h 45m
11 June 2018   Geography Geography Paper 3 13:00 PM 1h 15m
12 June 2018   Mathematics Paper 3: Calculator Foundation Tier 09:00 AM 1h 30m
12 June 2018   Mathematics Paper 3: Calculator Higher Tier 09:00 AM 1h 30m
12 June 2018   Mathematics Mathematics Paper 3 (calculator, Higher) 09:00 AM 1h 30m
12 June 2018   Mathematics Mathematics Paper 3 (calculator, Foundation) 09:00 AM 1h 30m
13 June 2018   Combined Science Chemistry 2 (Foundation) 09:00 AM 1h 10m
13 June 2018   Combined Science Chemistry 2 (Higher) 09:00 AM 1h 10m
13 June 2018   Science-Chemistry Chemistry 2 (Foundation) 09:00 AM 1h 45m
13 June 2018   Science-Chemistry Chemistry 2 (Higher) 09:00 AM 1h 45m
14 June 2018   Spanish Spanish Component 4 (Writing) Foundation Tier (New Eduqas) 09:00 AM 1h 15m
14 June 2018   Spanish Spanish Component 4 (Writing) Higher Tier (New Eduqas) 09:00 AM 1h 30m
15 June 2018   Combined Science Physics 2 (Foundation) 09:00 AM 1h 10m
15 June 2018   Combined Science Physics 2 (Higher) 09:00 AM 1h 10m
15 June 2018   Science-Physics Physics 2 (Foundation) 09:00 AM 1h 45m
15 June 2018   Science-Physics Physics 2 (Higher) 09:00 AM 1h 10m

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