Exam information

Summer 2017 Exams Timetable

Date Start Exam Length Board Subject Component Code Component Title
Wed 22 Mar 09:10 Sessions during the Day OCR Music B353/01 Music: Creative Task
             
Mon 24th & 25th Apr 09:10 10:00 EDEXL/GCSE Art 5AD0201 ART: 2 Day Exam 24th & 25th April
Mon 24th & 25th/26th & 27th Apr 09:10 10:00 EDEXL/GCSE Photography 5PY0201 Photography: 2 Day Exam 24/25 & 26/27 April
             
Mon 15 May 09:10 01:00 OCR Philosophy & Ethics B603/01 Rel Studs: Ethics Written
Mon 15 May 10:10 01:00 OCR Philosophy & Ethics B604/01 Rel Studies B: Ethics 2 Written
Mon 15 May 13:00 01:30 AQA Sociology 41901 Sociology Unit 1
             
Tue 16 May 09:10 00:25 EDEXL/GCSE French 5FR011F Listening [F]
Tue 16 May 09:10 00:35 EDEXL/GCSE French 5FR011H Listening [H] 
Tue 16 May 09:10 00:35 EDEXL/GCSE French 5FR033F Reading [F]
Tue 16 May 09:10 00:50 EDEXL/GCSE French 5FR033H Reading [H] 
Tue 16 May 13:30 01:00 AQA Science/Biology BL1FP Biology Unit 1 Tier F
Tue 16 May 13:30 01:00 AQA Science/Biology BL1HP Biology Unit 1 Tier H
             
Thu 18 May 09:10 01:00 AQA Science/Chemistry CH1FP Chemistry Unit 1 Tier F
Thu 18 May 09:10 01:00 AQA Science/Chemistry CH1HP Chemistry Unit 1 Tier H
Thu 18 May 13:00 01:30 AQA Sociology 41902 Sociology Unit 2
Thu 18 May 13:00 01:30 AQA Drama 42401 Drama Unit 1
             
Fri 19 May 09:10 00:35 EDEXL/GCSE Spanish 5SP011H Listening (H)
Fri 19 May 09:10 00:50 EDEXL/GCSE Spanish 5SP033H Reading (H)
Fri 19 May 13:00 01:30 AQA P.E. 48903 Physical Education Unit 3
Fri 19 May 13:00 01:00 OCR Dutch A8401/01 Physical Education Unit 3
             
Mon 22 May 09:10 02:00 WJEC/GCSE English Literature C720U10-1 English Lit Component 1 Shakespeare
Mon 22 May 09:10 01:45 AQA English Literature 8702/1 English Literature Paper 1
Mon 22 May 13:00 01:30 AQA Geography 90301F Geography A Unit 1 Tier F
Mon 22 May 13:00 01:30 AQA Geography 90301H Geography A Unit 1 Tier H
             
Wed 24 May 09:15 00:45 EDEXL/GCSE Business Studies 5BS0101 Intro.to Small Business
Wed 24 May 09:15 00:50 OCR Dutch A801/01 Listening Written
Wed 24 May 13:30 01:00 AQA Science/Physics PH1FP Physics Unit 1 Tier F
Wed 24 May 13:30 01:00 AQA Science/Physics PH1HP Physics Unit 1 Tier H
             
Thu 25 May 09:10 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE Maths 1MA1 1F Non Calculator [F] 
Thu 25 May 09:10 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE Maths 1MA1 1H Non Calculator [H] 
             
Fri 26 May 09:10 02:30 WJEC/GCSE English Literature C720U20-1 English Lit COMPONENT2 Prose & Poetry
Fri 26 May 09:10 02:15 AQA English Literature 8702/2 English Literature Paper 2 
             
Mon 05 Jun 09:10 01:15 EDEXL/GCSE History 5HB011A Medicine & Public Health
Mon 05 Jun 13:00 02:15 WJEC/GCSE Media Studies 43910001 Media Studies Unit 1 Written Paper
             
Tue 06 Jun 09:10 01:45 WJEC/GCSE English Language C700U10-1 Eng Lang Component 1 20th Cent Lit
Tue 06 Jun 09:10 01:45 AQA English Language 8700/1 Eng Language Paper 1
Tue 06 Jun 13:00 01:30 AQA Geography 90302F Geography A Unit 2 Tier F
Tue 06 Jun 13:00 01:30 AQA Geography 90302H Geography A Unit 2 Tier H
             
Wed 07 Jun 09:10 01:30 AQA Computer Science 4512/2 Computer Science Written Paper
             
Thu 08 Jun 09:10 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE Maths 1MA1 2F Calculator [F] 
Thu 08 Jun 09:10 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE Maths 1MA1 2H Calculator [H] 
             
Fri 09 Jun 09:10 01:00 AQA Additional Science / Biology BL2FP Biology Unit 2 Tier F
Fri 09 Jun 09:10 01:00 AQA Additional Science / Biology BL2HP Biology Unit 2 Tier H
Fri 09 Jun 10:10 01:00 AQA Biology BL3FP Biology Unit 3 Tier F
Fri 09 Jun 10:10 01:00 AQA Biology BL3HP Biology Unit 3 Tier H
Fri 09 Jun 13:00 01:30 OCR Music B354/01 Music: Listening Test Written
Fri 09 Jun 13:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE Business Studies 5BS0401 Business Communications
Fri 09 Jun 13:30 01:00 OCR Dutch A803/01 Reading Written
             
Mon 12 Jun 09:10 02:00 WJEC/GCSE English Language C700U20-1 Eng Lang Component 2 Non-fiction
Mon 12 Jun 09:10 01:45 AQA English Language 8700/2 Eng Language Paper 2
             
Tue 13 Jun 09:10 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE Maths 1MA1 3F Calculator [F] 
Tue 13 Jun 09:10 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE Maths 1MA1 3H Calculator [H] 
             
Wed 14 Jun 09:10 01:00 AQA Additional Science/Chemistry CH2FP Chemistry Unit 2 Tier F
Wed 14 Jun 09:10 01:00 AQA Additional Science/Chemistry CH2HP Chemistry Unit 2 Tier H
Wed 14 Jun 10:10 01:00 AQA Chemistry CH3FP Chemistry Unit 3 Tier F
Wed 14 Jun 10:10 01:00 AQA Chemistry CH3HP Chemistry Unit 3 Tier H
Wed 14 Jun 13:00 01:15 EDEXL/GCSE History 5HB022C Germany 1918-45
             
Thu 15 Jun 13:00 01:00 OCR Philosophy & Ethics B601/01 Rel Studies B: Philosophy 1 Written
Thu 15 Jun 14:00 01:00 OCR Philosophy & Ethics B602/01 Rel Studies B: Philosophy 2 Written
             
Fri 16 Jun 09:10 01:00 AQA Additional Science/Physics PH2FP Physics Unit 2 Tier F
Fri 16 Jun 09:10 01:00 AQA Additional Science/Physics PH2HP Physics Unit 2 Tier H
Fri 16 Jun 10:10 01:00 AQA Physics PH3FP Physics Unit 3 Tier F
Fri 16 Jun 10:10 01:00 AQA Physics PH3HP Physics Unit 3 Tier H
Fri 16 Jun 13:00 01:30 AQA D&T: Food 45851 Home EC: Food and Nutrition Unit 1
             
Tue 20 Jun 09:10 01:15 EDEXL/GCSE History 5HB033A Surgery C1845-C1918
             
Wed 21 Jun 13:30 01:00 AQA Dance 42301 Dance Unit 1
             
Mon 26 Jun 09:10 02:00 AQA D&T: Product Design 45551 D & T: Product Design Unit 1

 

 

Revision Guidance for Year 11s 

Please take the time to look at the documents below; there is a blank revision timetable to allow you to structure your subject revision more clearly (use different colours for different subjects to make it easier to read), there is also a concise revision guide giving specific information by subject to make sure that you target essential areas in your revision.  If you have any questions always speak to your subject teacher - remember there is no such thing as a silly question!

Revision Guidance Booklet 

Revision Timetable (Blank)

 

Information Documents

No Mobile Phones Poster - possession of mobile phones, mp3 players, digital storage devices, iWatches, iPads etc are all strictly prohibited in examinations. With the advent of smart watches and wrist-worn data storage devices, all wristwatches are also prohibited in examinations too.

Documents from the Joint Council for Qualifications website

Warning to Candidates Poster

Information for Candidates - Controlled Assessments

Information for Candidates - Coursework

Information for Candidates - Written Exams

 

Parents - during the exam period:

Try to ensure that:

  • Your daughter/son gets a good night’s sleep before exams.
  • They know the start times of every exam that they are taking that day.

They have all the equipment they need:

  • At least 2 new black pens (blue pens are not allowed in JCQ controlled examinations), and 2 sharp pencils;
  • a rubber;
  • a ruler;

Sometimes they may also need:

  • a calculator (GCSE Maths Paper 2, and all science exams allow calculators);
  • a protractor;
  • a compass;
  • coloured pencils.

Pencil cases must be transparent.

Please also note:

Water is allowed in clear bottles with labels removed (no fizzy, no squash).

Sweets are only allowed in clear plastic bags, and without wrappers.

If your daughter/son is too ill to take their exam:

Inform the college immediately by leaving a message with the receptionist for the Exams Officer;

Take your child to their GP, explain that your daughter/son is too ill to take their exam and ask for a certificate or a note.

Ensure that the certificate is sent to the school as soon as possible, addressed to the Exams Officer with a covering note from you.

The school will then apply to the exam board for special consideration. In this way your child may gain a mark for the missed exam. Please note that this is not guaranteed and if granted will be an average assessed on your daughter/son’s previous performance.

College contacts:

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the college if you would like more help or advice to prepare your son or daughter for their GCSEs.

In the first instance, contact your son or daughter’s form tutor. You can also telephone your son/daughter’s subject teachers, who will be able to answer questions relating to preparation or to levels of entry.

 

Exams Results

GCSE Results Day is Thursday 25th August. Students can collect their results between 10am and 2pm. If they wish to nominate a family member to collect them on their behalf, they will have to complete the attached form. WE CANNOT RELEASE RESULTS UNLESS THIS FORM IS COMPLETED. 

Exams Results Permission Form

Certificates:

Exams Certificates are issued in the autumn, and due to the value and privacy attached, have to be signed for and collected in person. If you wish to allow a family member to collect these for you, please complete the attached form. WE CANNOT RELEASE CERTIFICATESS UNLESS THIS FORM IS COMPLETED. 

Exam Certificates Permission Form

We have a large number of uncollected certificates at the college going back several years. In the past we have kept them on the off chance that students will one day remember them and come and collect them. But we are running out of space, and now in accordance with Section 5.15 of the JCQ's General Regulations 2016-2017, we have to destroy those that have remained uncollected for over 12 months.

We will give a deadline of this for February 1st 2017, so please come and collect your certificates before then.

Need more information?

Contact our Exam Officer Mr Williams