Information for students & parents/carers
Exam Boards and Coronavirus Update
You can view further examination board specific news and information in the links on the left - this information is useful for both parents/carers and students.
Read the statement below from the exam boards about their current position.
"Due to the coronavirus, there won’t be any exams this summer in the UK. We are working tirelessly with regulators, government and other exam boards to make sure young people who were due to take exams still achieve the qualifications they need to progress to the next stage of their lives – and that all the hard work our students and teachers have already put in is properly rewarded.
This is an unprecedented situation for all of us. But our commitment to helping young people to realise their potential hasn’t changed, and never will".
For further Government information about the 2020 summer exam season, click on the link below:
Before and during public examinations students may also have important internal exams, subject specific deadlines for completion of coursework, and controlled assessments. This information will be provided to students by subject teachers as and when available.
EXAMS JCQ CONTINGENCY DAY - WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE 2020
A national contingency day for GCSE and/or GCE/BTEC exams has been set for the summer 2020 exams. The contingency date has been arranged for GCSE and/or GCE/BTEC examinations, should sustained national or local disruption arise during the summer 2020 examination series'.
The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 24 June 2020. We are unable to predict whether or not students will be required to sit an exam on this date, however, it is clear that this date will be used should any exam need to be rearranged by any of the national exam boards.
Students will receive their final exam timetables in the spring term, the contingency exam date which has been arranged by the exam boards will not show on student's individual timetables, but does apply to all students. Students must be available to sit a GCSE and/or GCE/BTEC exam on and up to this date should the need arise.
JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications)
We are required to conduct examinations and assessments for general qualifications in accordance with the JCQ regulations* and awarding bodies' instructions. The school is regularly inspected (without prior notification) to ensure that these regulations are being implemented.
*The key JCQ documents for students (referred to by JCQ as 'candidates') are shown below.