Message from Mr. D. Collins
Dear Students and Parents,
I am sure you will have seen the decision of the government to use teacher submitted grades to calculate the final grades for students. In light of the fact that over 80% of our A-level students saw at least one qualification downgraded this is excellent news. We have as yet had no timescales on when we shall receive amended grades for Sixth Form, so please be patient, we shall forward them as soon as we get them.
Arrangements for GCSE result collection are at present unchanged, we hope exam boards will be releasing grades before Thursday for collection.
I am delighted that students will now be receiving grades which are more commensurate with the work they have undertaken during their studies.
SUMMER 2021 EXaminations
The government have announced that they have pushed the summer examinations back by three weeks for GCSE and A-level subjects. IB subjects will still be assessed within the original time frame. The provisional timetable for exams can be found on the following link:
The provisional exam result collection dates are the 24 August for Sixth Form and the 27 August for GCSE students.
All of these plans are provisional and subject to change, please do not assume that examinations will take place on the dates published.
Year 11 and Year 13 Mock Examinations 2021
We shall be holding mock examinations between 22 February 2021 and the 12 March 2021. These mock examinations will be held under strict exam conditions with all dispensation provided. There is still a chance that the summer examinations may not be able to be completed and I believe that if this is the case, these mocks will be used to justify centre assessed grades. It is vital students revise for these exams and take them as seriously as the final examinations. To enable students to maximise their performance we are arranging study leave for this period, students will only attend during their exams and should be revising when not taking an examination. The schedule for mock examinations will be distributed shortly after the half term break.
Contingency Day 2021
Tuesday 29 June will be a ‘contingency day’ for all exam boards in the UK.
In line with Ofqual’s exam system contingency plan, this is an additional day at the end of the exam period. It will only be used in the event of major local or national disruption to summer 2021 exams, in which case it is possible that timetable dates could be affected up to and including the contingency day.
Summer 2019 GCE & GCSE Results
Access to Scripts Candidate Consent Form (for access to and use of examination scripts)
Clerical re-check, reviews of marking and Appeals Candidate Consent Form
GCSE, GCE Post-Results Services Booklet
In an article in the education section of The Guardian Newspaper, new research shows that mobile phone bans improve school exam results. To read more, view the article here.