Examination Information

In addition to the below information, there is a specific page dedicated to the exams happening in 2023

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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 for 2022/2023

(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.
Oxbridge Admission Exams will be taking place.

GCSE re-sit examinations will take place

Functional skills English writing and reading exams take place


Number and Measure exams take place

November GCSE re-sit results published on 12th January 2023

BTEC/CTEC exams take place for specific courses


Functional skills English writing and reading exams take place


Summer exam series (2nd May to 27th June) –  Dates to be Confirmed.


Exam Contingency Day –End June 23.  ALL students sitting exams this summer must be available up to and including this day – Date to be Confirmed


A Level and Level 3 Vocational qualifications results published on 17th August 2023

GCSE and Level 2 Vocational qualifications results published 24th August 2023

Exam start times:

The majority of exams will start at 9.00am and 1.30pm.  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.


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, watch 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.


Exam regulations:

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