Examinations

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Exam certificates

Exam certificates for our 2021 leavers are now ready for collection from main reception.

Students must provide identification when picking up their certificates. If a third party is collecting on behalf of a former student, they must bring with them a signed letter from the student concerned, otherwise we cannot release the certificates.

Exam dates Summer 2022

GCSE and post-16 exams will begin on 16 May and finish on 28 June. There is a contingency day of 29 June.

Also commencing 25 April for 2 weeks, Modern Foreign Language students will be given set timeslots to undertake their Speaking examinations.

Results days

  • A Level/Level 3 Vocational – Thursday 18 August 2022
  • GCSE/Level 1 and 2 Vocational – Thursday 25 August 2022

GCSE/A Level/Vocational appeals

As usual, students will be able to appeal their grades.

These will take place in their usual form of a 'review of marking'. This means that an examiner will check the original marking of the paper to see if it is within their range of 'tolerance'.

Grades can go up or down as a result of an appeal.

Adjustment for the exams

Students in exam years have had two years of disrupted schooling due to the pandemic. As a result, the Department for Education has decided to make adjustments to the 2022 exams.

This includes reducing content, spacing out core subject papers and advance information on exam topics.

Adjustment for the exams

JCQ has published a guide for students and updated FAQs on advance information. Advance information is one part of a package of measures introduced by Government to support students whose learning has been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic and is intended to help guide and prioritise revision.

JCQ has provided links to guidance on advance information from JCQ member awarding bodies on a dedicated landing page. You can find relevant guidance from JCQ and Ofqual, including FAQs for students and exam centres, and the student guide on the JCQ landing page.

GCSE/A Level resits 2022

Students who are unhappy with their grade, and either have been unsuccessful in their appeal or chose not to appeal, will have the opportunity to sit an examination in the next summer series in 2023.

English language and mathematics will be available to resit in the November 2022 exam series.

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