All exam candidates have now checked their exam entries and been issued with their personal exam timetable together with a copy of the Candidate Booklet. (Click here to download a copy).
It is important that candidates familiarise themselves with the content of the information booklet – a key change this year is the start time for afternoon exams - now 1.10pm. This will ensure that GCSE exams finish before the buses leave at 3.45pm but many A-level exams will continue beyond this time and candidates must make their own arrangements for transport home.
Candidates have been asked to look carefully at their timetables to identify any clashes or, for A-level candidates with two exams on the same day, a lengthy exam in the morning giving them less than 45 minutes break before the afternoon exam begins. All such issues will need to be discussed with me – an email in the first instance to: firstname.lastname@example.org will enable me to see how many candidates are affected each day.
Individual timetables can also be viewed on the pupil portal and, nearer the time, rooms and seat numbers will be displayed.
For the first time this year, JCQ have timetabled a contingency day and candidates should be available for all dates up to and including Wednesday 26 June. This is to allow time for rescheduling exams in the unlikely event of a national disruption.
Where candidates choose not to be available for the rescheduled examination(s) for reasons other than those traditionally covered by special consideration, they will not be eligible for enhanced grading arrangements.
Key dates for this summer’s exams are:
· First written Exam - Monday 13 May
· Final written exam (Year 11) - Tuesday 18 June
· Final written exam (Upper Sixth) - Tuesday 25 June
· JCQ Exams Contingency Day - Wednesday 26 June
· A-level Results - Thursday 15 August
· GCSE Results - Thursday 22 August
A-level results, the College will open at 7.00am and results will be published to the pupil portal at 9.00am.
GCSE results, the College will open at 9.00am and results will be published to the pupil portal at 10.00am.
On both days, staff will be on hand to assist with queries and to advise on future options. Any results envelopes not collected by 2.30pm on results days will be posted home.
If parents wish to have access to the exams section of the portal, this facility has to be enabled by the pupil beforehand, see the written Candidate Booklet for instructions.
Please note that results cannot be given out over the telephone.
If a pupil wants their results to be collected by a third party, written permission must be sent to the Exams Officer before 1 July 2019. Please include the full name, address and date of birth of the person collecting. On results day, the 3rd party will need to bring photo ID with them before results can be handed over.