GCSE Summer 2020 (11th May - 23rd June) (Y10 and Y11 students)
GCE Summer 2020 (5th May - 20th June) (Y12 and Y13 students)
Contingency Timetable dates have been scheduled up to and including Wednesday 24th June. These dates will be used in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations. Candidates must remain available until Wednesday 24 June should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan.
Throughout GCSE/A level series, there are scheduled oral and practical examinations which take place prior to the summer examination season which takes place in May of each year. Teachers will provide students with details, but planned dates can be seen below:
27/28/31 Jan - Y11 Science Practicals
3/4/7 Feb - Y11 Science Practicals
5/6/7 Feb - Y11 Personal Finance Exams
25th Feb - Y11 Engineering online exam (resit)
11th & 16th March - Y12/Y13 Finance Exams
2nd & 3rd March - Food & Nutrition pracs
11th & 16th March - Y12/Y13 LIBF Finance Exams L3 (resits)
12th & 13th March - Y11 Personal Finance Exams
26th March - Y13 Physics Practical
1st & 2nd April - Y11 MFL orals
2nd April - Y11 Drama Practical; Y12/Y13 Welsh orals; Y13 Biology Practical
21/22/23 April - Y10 Welsh orals
23/24/27 April - Y11 Art Practical, Y11 Finance exams
27/28/29 - Y11 Welsh orals
30th April - 1st May - Y7, Y8, Y9 Welsh Government Tests
5th and 7th May - Y13 Chemistry Practical and analysis
6/7 May - Y13 Art Practical
6th May - AS French oral
22nd June - 10th July - Y7, Y8, Y9 Welsh Government Tests
Public examinations typically start at 8:45am in the morning and at 1:00pm in the afternoon. However, students must check their start times on their individual examination timetables. Students should arrive 15 minutes before the examination is due to start. Student examination timetables will detail start times and locations. Please be advised that all students are expected to wear full school uniform to each of their exams.
Key Stage 4 Support Programme
Throughout Key Stage 4, a programme of After School Revision is available with free transport always provided on Tuesdays at 4.30pm, and from Wednesday 29th January 2020 also each Wednesday.
During half-term break(s) and the Easter holiday period, there are scheduled revision sessions for students to assist them with their learning.
During examinations, focused 'Immersion Days' and/or 'Immersion Mornings' provide intense revision sessions to support students. These are normally arranged the day in advance of public examinations. Details of revision and immersion sessions emailed to students/parents as and when they are arranged.
GCSE/A Level Examinations
Individual student timetables are emailed to students and contacts. Paper copies are issued to students and further copies can be requested from the school office. A noticeboard outside reception will detail exams and venues on the day (in case of any last minute changes).
ENQUIRIES/ADVICE ABOUT RESULTS
After students have received examination results, there is a short period of time where papers can be requested and/or reviewed for marking. A form may be obtained from the main office, which details deadlines and fees (they are unique to every season). A copy of this form is also put in your results envelope.
For further information about qualification and specifications, please visit
Joint Qualifications Committee: www.jcq.co.uk
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