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Information regarding internal and external examinations

Examinations Timetables

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.

Information for students & parents/carers

Summer 2019 Exam Season & Contingency Date

The 2019 Summer Exam Season for GCE and GCSE students will run from 13th May 2019 to 17th June 2019, with half term week 27th May to 31st May 2019, when no exams are scheduled.

Candidates will receive a timetable confirming their individual exam dates by early in March 2019.

The Joint Council of Qualifications “ JCQ”, the body that governs all Exam Boards sat by students at Altrincham College, has announced a Contingency Date for Summer 2019 examination season.

The contingency date is Wednesday 26th June 2019 and all candidates must be available on that date in the event of a re-scheduling of an exam(s).

Please note that this instruction is nationwide and applies to all candidates in all schools administered by the JCQ.

We have attached an Examinations Handbook for your information at the bottom of the page. This outlines the procedures for examinations at Altrincham College. We advise you familiarise yourself with this information in preparation for any upcoming exams.

Please read the'Frequently Asked Questions' which you can find under the links on the left. 

The JCQ documents below also detail the "do's and dont's" of taking examinations.

At the bottom of this page, you will also find two 'Frequently Asked Questions' guides  about the 2018 GCSE Exam Reforms, one for Parents and one for Students.

Exam Boards

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.


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.