Examination Information

General Exam Information 2020/21

AS/A (GCE), GCSE, BTEC, CTEC and other specialist exams are administered by the exams office, which is based in the Registry office.

Students will be advised by their subject teacher which exams they will be sitting and when. Students are responsible for checking their entries and informing the exams office if there are any queries.

Students who have previously had exam concessions at school need to contact Learning Support to make these arrangements if they haven’t already done so. 

General Exams Information 2020/21

(Further details will be issued by teachers when necessary.  There will be other exams and controlled assessments taking place throughout the year)

September

    • Any student entitled to “Access Arrangements” or “exam concessions” must contact the Learning Support team in Room 49.

October

    • Oxbridge Admission Exams will be taking place.  Summer 2020 A Level resit Exams will be taking place.
    • Functional skills English speaking and listening exams take place

November

    • GCSE re-sit examinations will take place
    • Functional skills English writing and reading exams take place

December

    • October 2020 A Level resit results published 17/12/20.

January

    • Number and Measure exams take place
    • Functional skills Maths exams take place
    • November GCSE Maths and English results published on 14th January 2021
    • BTEC/CTEC exams take place for specific courses.

February

    • Functional skills English writing and reading exams take place

March

    • Functional skills English writing and reading exams take place

May

    • Summer exam series (14th May to 29th June) –  Dates to be Confirmed.

June

    • Exam Contingency Day – Wednesday 29th June 2021.  ALL students sitting exams this summer must be available up to and including this day – Date to be Confirmed

August

    • A-Level and Level 3 Vocational qualifications results published (date to be confirmed)
    • GCSE and Level 2 Vocational qualifications results published (date to be confirmed)

Exam start times:

The majority of exams will start at 9.00 am and 1.30 pm.  Students should ensure that they arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the exam.

Unable to attend an exam?

The exams officer must be advised immediately if a student is unable to attend and exam.

 

If the student is ill before an exam and unable to attend the exam:

Please endeavour to get him/her here (unless hospitalised or circumstances such as an infectious disease prevent this).  If attendance is not possible, please call the college on 01483 761036. We ask that the student writes to us giving full details of the occurrence/illness that prevented them attending the exam.  We will also need some evidence from a GP, hospital or specialist.

If attending the exam whilst unwell:

The student must see the invigilator before the start of the exam to explain how they feel. 

The students must then report to the exams officer on the day of the exam.  The exams officer will talk through any process/procedure that must follow to apply to an exam board for Special Consideration (where necessary).  It is not acceptable for a parent to call in later or after the exams to advise of their child’s ill health.  Wherever possible, we ask for written evidence from the invigilators, the student and/or their GP.

Equipment for exams

The student is responsible for bringing all necessary equipment for their exams including all stationery and calculators; the college is unable to provide equipment.

Students must write in BLACK ink only.

Valuables

Invigilators will not be responsible for valuables during exams.  If students leave their valuables outside of the exam room, they do so at their own risk.  We do offer a bag drop facility during the main summer examination time.  We recommend that students leave all valuables at home on the day of their exams or use the available lockers.

Mobile phones

Students must not bring mobile phones, watches or any web-enabled device into an exam room.

If students are found to have a phone, smartwatch or any web-enabled device on their person during an exam, they will be reported to the exam board and their paper will be disqualified.

Using Calculators

Please read this PDF for information relating to the use of calculators.

 

Exam Regulations

All students should familiarise themselves with the following Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) regulations:

Exam Posters