WJEC Public examinations take place during November, January and May/June for students in years 10, 11, 12 and 13. BTEC and LIBF exams take place on various dates throughout the year.
Key dates can be found on the WJEC website WJEC Key Dates
Public examinations typically start at 9.00am 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.
Council for Qualifications Guidance
Throughout the examination process strict procedures are put in place by the Joint Council for Qualifications, which must be adhered to,. Students are advised to review the important guidance for students, which is accessible via the link https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents/
Year 11 mock examinations will take place during the week beginning 28th November 2022; Year 13 mock examinations will take place during the week beginning 9th January 2023; and Year 12 mock examinations will take place during the week beginning 6th February 2023. These are designed to support students by providing a 'real' experience of public assessments, in similar conditions.
Year 7 - 9 National Testing
All students in Wales sit a series of tests in Years 7-9. The aim of these are to provide detailed information on each individual student's development and progress in reading and numeracy (reasoning). The tests also show where individual students may need more assistance to help improve their specific skill(s).
GCSE/Level 2 Qualifications & A Level/Level 3 Qualifications
Most written examinations are sat by students during the summer examination series in May and June of each year. In addition to these, students from Years 10-13 may be involved in controlled assessments, orals, practical units and Non-Examination Assessments (NEA) throughout their respective courses. Students may also complete GCSE English Language, GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Numeracy written examinations during the November examination series and GCSE English Literature and Health and Social Care units during the January series.
Individual student examination timetables are distributed as a paper copy prior to each examination series, and are also emailed out to families. During the examination period, all students are required to arrive at the examination venue no later than 8:35am for morning sessions and 12:35pm for afternoon sessions. Full uniform is required and the sixth form dress code maintained for all examinations.
Students are offered support throughout the year in preparation for their examinations and assessments. These are delivered in the form of additional subject specific revision sessions and a series of sessions aimed at developing each students’ revision techniques and strategies.
RESULTS ENQUIRIES/POST RESULTS SERVICES
Results days are 17th August for AS/A2 and 24th August for GCSE
After students have received examination results, there is a short period of time where papers can be requested and/or reviewed for marking. Should you have any queries, Please contact Mrs Lillie, Examinations Manager by email.