Please find below a provisional examinations timetable for this academic year. Also below is a list of exam specifications for all subjects.
Exams Timetable 2017 (GCSE and A-levels)
Exam Results Days:
GCSE: 24th August 2017
A level: 17th August 2017
Exam results/certificates can only be released to the pupils themselves, or to parents. No pupil is permitted to collect another pupil’s results, and no telephone calls or emails will be made to parents with results information. If neither the student nor a parent is available to collect the results, students can arrange for another adult to collect them – please let the school know in advance the name of that person.
Certificates will be available to be collected from the first week of November 2017 from 8am – 4pm.
If you have any queries regarding examinations, please contact our Examinations Manager, Miss Sandra Page on email@example.com
New GCSE grading system
New English Language, English Literature and Mathematics GCSE courses have now begun and from next summer, 2017, they will be assessed differently with pupils achieving grades 9-1 rather than A*-G. Other subjects will use the new grades from 2018.
A good pass will now be considered to be a grade 5 and pupils who do not achieve this in English and Mathematics will have to retake the examination until they do, although for the first year, the government will consider a good pass to be grade 4.
Approximately the same proportion of pupils who currently achieve:
• grade A or higher will receive a grade 7 or higher
• grade C or higher will receive a grade 4 or higher.
The school is making a gradual change towards the new grades and until this is complete you will see both old letter grades and new numerical grades on reports.