Examinations and Internal Assessments take place throughout Years 10 and 11 these are comprised of in class Internal Assessments, PSA’s (Pearson Set Assessments for BTEC’s) and full written examinations as well as regular Mock examination seasons. Students will be made aware of any Internal / Controlled assessments by their class teacher in the lead up to them.

Mock Examinations and External Examination will be scheduled in advance and students will be issued with Individual timetables in advance of these. More details on the dates for these are in our advice booklet below.

On this page you will be able to find useful information on what candidates need to know about the examination process, how to know when a candidate has an examination and links to key information from the Awarding Bodies.

Advice for Candidates Booklet

We have prepared an easy to read booklet for candidates that covers all the basic information that is needed before they sit their external assessments. The booklet goes through the basics of the examination process including reading timetables, checklists for equipment, preparing for an examination, dates of the examination season and what to do if they have any problems.

Students have been issued with a printed copy of this booklet in October 2023 but an electronic copy is available to download below.

JCQ Warning to Candidates

Download a copy of the JCQ Warning to Candidates

Exam Timetable

Candidates will receive a personalised summary timetable before the start of the examination season stating the examinations that they have been entered for and the date and time of these examinations. This is to allow candidates to plan their time and revision carefully and know their commitments for the examination season. Whilst this timetable may show the candidate finish their examinations by a certain date it is imperative that they are available to take examinations up to and including the latest date for that season in the Advice to Candidates booklet. If an exam needs to be postponed nationally it will be moved to this date and if a student cannot attend, they will not be given any special consideration for the missed examination.

Candidates will receive a new, more detailed copy of their timetable which includes rooming, seat information and exact timings shortly after the Easter holidays. Candidates should ensure they keep this information safe and be familiar with all their dates and times. If you miss an examination, there is no option to do it at another time and this will seriously impact the final grade you receive.


The Summer 2024 overview timetable can be seen HERE

Examination & Assessment Policies
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Exam Contingency Plan 323.47 KB 20/12/2023 Download
Word Processor Policy (Exams) 120.36 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Non - examination Assessment Policy 503.52 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Malpractice Policy 129.26 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Lockdown Policy (Exams) 182.13 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Leaving the Examination Room Policy 78.05 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Internal Appeals Procedure (Reviews of Results and Appeals)(Exams) 106.75 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Internal Appeals Procedure (Internal assessment decisions)(Exams) 89.92 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Food and Drink Policy (Exams) 80.88 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Exams Archiving Policy 168.84 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Emergency Evacuation Policy (Exams) 116.27 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Conflicts of Interest Policy (Exams) 90.17 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Complaints Policy (Exams) 110.93 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Candidate Late Arrival Policy 101.81 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Candidate Identification Procedure 78.92 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Candidate Absence Policy 81.43 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Alternative Rooming Arrangements Policy (Exams) 79.18 KB 12/12/2023 Download
Access Arrangements Policy 124.05 KB 12/12/2023 Download