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Examinations

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Summer Exam Season 2019

Students involved in public examinations in Summer have now received their exam timetables.  Where 'TBA' is listed next to practical exams, the subject teacher will be in contact with dates, times and venues.

Nationwide Contingency Plans - Wednesday 26th June 2019

In addition to the dates on your personal timetable, be advised there is a contingency exam day scheduled for June 26th.  This will only come into effect on the orders of JCQ should sustained national or local disruption arise during the Summer 2019 examinations series.

The decision comes following the tragic events of last summer, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam (or exams) in the event of an incident and rearrange them for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance. Exams can be scheduled up to and including Wednesday 26th June 2019. This means all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 26 June 2019.

This decision is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools. Please can all students/parents/carers make a note of the contingency exam date in the event that an awarding body needs to invoke its contingency plan.

Please Check

Ensure you check all subjects, tiers (where relevant) and personal details are correct.  This includes your date of birth, gender and spellings of your legal name.  Any required changes must be accompanied with legal documents confirming your personal details.  You must inform the school urgently if any changes need to be made.

Clashes

Many students will have clashes - this is normal.  Some exams are designed to be sat back to back, such as GCSE languages.  Others will require whole day supervision.  Check the clashes in the document below and contact the exams office if you require further clarification.

On the Day

Please make sure you turn up on time for your exam equipped with all the items you require, including your lanyard.  You must place your school ID card (and any wristwatch) on your exam desk.  We cannot loan out any equipment on the day of the exam.

Calculators cannot be taken into exam venues if the exam you are sitting does not allow them.

The Examinations Booklet below contains important information from equipment and uniform, illness on the day of the exam, to results days and certification.

NO MOBILE PHONES PERMITTED IN THE VENUE

It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of all our regulations and procedures.  Please ensure you follow all links listed towards the bottom of this page.  Any malpractice could lead to disqualification.

Non-Exam Assessments - Centre Marks Queries Process

Students submitting Non-Exam Assessments this Summer will be receiving notification of their marks during the week of 22nd April (this is the raw mark and not the grade).  These marks have been compiled initially by your teacher then confirmed or adjusted through a process of internal moderation.  If you disagree with the marks awarded to you, then you must appeal in writing to the Headteacher by Wednesday 1st May.  The appeal must include valid reasons.

You will be informed in writing of the outcome of any appeal.

If you request a re-mark of your work, please be aware the marks may go down.  It is this reviewed mark which is then submitted to the awarding body.

In addition to the information given to you by your teacher, you may find the links below will help you to decide if your mark is correct:

Once the appeal deadline has passed, all marks will be submitted to the awarding bodies who conduct a further moderation to ensure marking is uniform across all schools.

Due to the nature of non-exam assessments and level of supervision throughout the course, GCE Art, Textiles & Photography students can obtain their raw marks from teachers on Thursday 20th June.  Any appeal must be made by 11am Friday 21st June.

BTEC students will have 7 days from receiving their raw marks to appeal.  They must approach their teacher for guidance on marking.

Public Exams - Results

Post Results - Returned Scripts and Paper Reviews

If you are unhappy about an exam result, you can ask for a clerical check or review of marking, or you can request to have a copy of your script.

Details of the services available and the prices can be obtained from the exams office along with all relevant forms.

Fees must be paid using ParentPay when submitting your request.

It is important that you discuss your options with your teachers to get the full facts before taking action.  Any request for a clerical check or review of marking carries with it the risk of your marks and grades going down.

You must complete the relevant forms and you – not your parents or teachers – must sign the form giving us consent to carry out any post-results services.

All requests for post-results services for the Summer exam season must be reported to the Exams Office by 10th September.  Priority requests (which incur a higher fee) must be with the exams office within 24-hours of the results being published.

Information, Rules and Regulations - advice to students

You must read all the Rules and Regulation documents that apply to the type of examinations you are taking.  These documents have been written to help you. Read them carefully and follow the instructions.  If there is anything you do not understand, ask your teacher.

Any malpractice could lead to disqualification.

Retaking Examinations and NEA units

There are occasions when you may want or need to retake an exam, coursework or non-exam assessment.  Always speak to your teachers for advice before submitting your request.

The form must be completed in full and submitted to the Exams Office by the deadlines (indicated on the form itself).  All fees must be paid using ParentPay before submitting the form.

Failure to provide all information or pay full fees by the deadlines will prevent entry to the examination or assessment.

Certificates from the Summer exam season

When you start a course in the sixth form, college, university or apply for an apprenticeship or job, you will need to show your certificates.  These will be available to collect from the school from November 30th (during normal school hours).

Certificates are not posted out to students.  They must be collected by the student or their representative.  Alternatively, you can pay for recorded-delivery.  Please read through the information for further details.  The school is permitted to destroy all unclaimed certificates after 12 months.

Policies and Procedures