Exams for the Upper School consist of ‘mocks’ and ‘real’ exams. For ‘real’ exams there are two main exam periods during the school year – in January/February and in May/June. The majority of exams are sat in the May/June of Year 11, but if a student takes a BTEC subject they may also take exams in the summer of Year 10, and January/February of Year 11.
We also run three sets of mock exams – in Term 6 of Year 10, and in Terms 2 and 4 of Year 11. These give students the opportunity to experience what it’s like to take an exam under official conditions and regulations, before having to do the real thing. It’s also a valuable chance for the Exams Officer and SENCo to test out what works for students, in terms of rooming, seating plans and access arrangements. The teachers also use the grades achieved in mocks to monitor students’ progress, and to give students their predicted grades which they can use when considering Post 16 choices and applying to them.
Year 9 students will also be assessed, but this is typically done in the classroom environment.
All of the exams are run in accordance with JCQ regulations, which are in place to ensure the quality and integrity of the examination process. Students need to be aware of the expectation we have of their behaviour during exam time – the guidelines for this can be found here:
This will be shared and reiterated to students before each exam season.
Results Day for Year 11s takes place in August each year, and students use their results to enroll on their Post 16 choice. Results can be appealed, and we can request re-marks, for one month following Results Day, although there is a fee for this in most cases.
If you have any queries or questions regarding exams, please contact [email protected]
Key Dates Academic Year 2022/23:
|Year 11||Term 2 Mocks 31 October – 11 November|
|Year 11||BTEC Exams|
|Year 11||Term 4 Mocks 21 February – 3 March|
|Year 11||Summer Series (GCSEs, BTECs) 15 May – 21 June|
Timetable to be confirmed and issued by Term 4
Year 10s – may have BTEC exams during this period too
|Year 10||Term 6 mocks 26 June – 6 July|
|Year 11||Results Day 24 August 2023|