EXAMS - GENERAL

Examinations 2016/17

This part of the website is for students, staff and parents. It is designed to provide up-to-date information relating to this year’s external examinations.

This documents contains a guide to planning your revision and tips on how to revise. It also includes the revision and booster timetable and exam timetable.

GCSE grades are changing
GCSEs in England are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. English literature, English language and maths will be the first subjects to be graded in this way from August 2017. Students will therefore receive a mixture of letter and number grades in summer 2017. To see how the numbered grades compare to the current A* to G system, click here or Google "ofqual 9 to 1 postcard".

You can also find out more by reviewing the government's own presentation which gives more detail on when subjects are transferring to migrating to the new grading system and how that grading system compares with the historical one. You can also review their website campaign explaining the changes and how the grading will look.

Students should take time to check their statement of entry. Please note that most morning examinations begin at 9:00am and afternoon examinations begin at 1:30pm.

If a student is unable to attend an examination it is important to telephone the school by 8:30am and to obtain a doctors medical note, which should be passed on to the Exams Officer within 24 hours. Students failing to attend examinations without good reason may be charged for the examination entry.