Essential advice for Candidates 2023/2024 Examination period
Parents/carers can access their child’s exam timetable through the ‘My Child at School online portal’. Students can access their exam timetable through the student portal. This will appear after the entries deadline in February, and you will be prompted to check.
Please make sure your child can access their timetables. Any problems accessing please contact us.
All mock timetables will be emailed out.
Where and when are my exams?
All examination periods, including mocks, will appear on the Academy Calendar. You will receive your own individual candidate timetable for external examinations. Once you have received your individual candidate timetable, please check your timetable carefully and report any concerns to the Examinations Officer.
RESULTS DAY 2024
- Morning exams start at 9am prompt
- Afternoon exams start at 1:30pm prompt
- Exam Line up will be 15 minutes before this time.
What should I bring?
- Your equipment in a clear pencil case – Black pen, HB pencil, ruler, rubber, sharpener, highlighter. A calculator if required but no lids, maths set (protractor, compass etc) if required
- You may bring a bottle of water in a clear bottle with no label
WHAT SHOULD I NOT BRING
- NO – Mobile phones, Watches, MP3/4 Players
- NO – Potential technological/ Web enables sources of information
- Food, unless you are diabetic in which case please speak to the Examinations Office before your exams about this
- Your coat and bag. Arrangements will be made to store them outside of the examinations rooms.
- No revision notes etc – nothing in your blazer pockets, sweet wrappers/ crisp packets / anything with writing on.
- You will also need to ensure that your hands and arms are free from any notes or writing.
What if I am ill?
- If at all possible you should attend the examination
- If you are unable to due to serious illness you must inform the Academy Attendance Office in the usual way, but also informing them that you are due to sit an exam
- If you are absent due to serious illness you must provide a doctor’s letter, which needs to be given to the Examinations Office within 5 days of the exam missed. The exam board will request this.
What if I am late?
- Do not panic!
- Make sure you telephone the Academy and explain the situation – 01634 717121, giving an expected time of arrival
Can I leave early if I have finished?
No. Candidates leaving early can cause a disturbance that is unfair to others in the exam.
Please note that afternoon examinations may finish after the end of school so candidates may need to make arrangements to get home if you normally use the buses.
All Certificates arrive by November 2023. Arrangements for collection will be made at a later date, normally early December.
- Once you have your Certificates please do not lose them. The examination boards will charge you for replacements.
- We are unable to post your Certificates home, collection only
If you have any queries or need help or advice at any time before, during or after examinations please contact:
Examinations Officer: Julie Towes
Certificates are received in school during November 2023 and leavers will be invited in to collect them once ready.
Those that stay on in the sixth form will be issued out during form time during this period.
JCQ regulations state that certificates should be kept for 12 months. If they remain uncollected they may be disposed of securely.
Certificates are important documents. Most educational institutions and potential employers will ask to see your original certificates. If you lose or fail to collect your Certificates, you will need to obtain duplicates from the relevant Awarding Body. The Awarding Bodies no longer replicate certificates unless you can prove they were destroyed by theft, fire or flood; they will only issue a Statement of Achievement. This currently costs in the region of £43.00 per ‘Statement of Achievement’.
- JCQ Website
- Information for candidates – coursework – 2023 – 2024
- Information for candidates – non examination assessments 2023 – 2024
- Information for candidates – on-screen tests 2023 – 2024
- Information for candidates – written exams 2023 – 2024
- Preparing to sit exams
- Gov Coping with Exam Stress guide