Year 11 PPE timetable – March 2021

Year 11 examination preparation presentation

Key Stage 4 GCSE Support Booklet, includes key dates, GCSE content and revision tips.

Students will be able to collect their GCSE, BTEC and Cambridge National results from the Sports Hall Gallery on Thursday, 12 August 2021.  Results will be available from 9.00 am. If students are unable to collect their results, they can ask a friend or relative to collect them on the day. However, students must supply a written letter authorising collection on their behalf.  Letters should be addressed to Mrs Watson or Mrs Styles in the Exams’ Office.

Senior members of staff will be available immediately after the publication of results.  Results will be deemed ‘provisional’ as they may be subject to change following any enquiries about results.

Any assessment queries must be directed to the relevant Head of Faculty and examination queries to the Examinations Office. A list of the Heads of Faculty can be found here.

Regulations, policies and other useful documents:

Timetabled public examinations are held on the same date and time nationally, as dictated by examination boards.  The regulations for the conduct of most examinations and assessments are set by JCQ (the Joint Council for Qualifications).

If a student is unable to attend any assessment, please contact the school immediately.  Medical or other evidence may be required.

CONTINGENCY DAY 2021
In the event that there is national disruption to a day of examinations, the awarding bodies will liaise with the qualification regulators and the Department for Education to agree the most appropriate option for managing the impact. As a last resort the affected examinations will be rescheduled. Although every effort would be taken to keep the impact to a minimum, it is possible that there could be more than one timetable date affected following the disruption. Centres will be alerted if it was agreed to reschedule the examinations and the affected candidates will be expected to make themselves available in such circumstances. The decision regarding the re-scheduling of examinations will always rest with the awarding body. The centre must conduct the examination on the scheduled date unless instructed to do otherwise by the awarding body.

Where candidates choose not to be available for the rescheduled examination(s) for reasons other than those traditionally covered by special consideration, they will not be eligible for enhanced grading arrangements. Centres must therefore ensure candidates and parents are aware of this contingency arrangement so that they may take it into account when making their plans for the summer. However, the awarding bodies will not insist upon candidates being available throughout the entire timetable period as a matter of course.

The Contingency Day date for 2021 has not yet been set.

Results and certificates:

Exam boards publish grade boundaries on their public websites on results day and information about regulations and procedures can be found here www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/results-and-certification.

There is usually a Year 12 Celebration Evening in November each year when certificates and other awards are presented.  Unfortunately due to the current government guidelines there will be no such event in 2020.  GCSE and award certificates will be posted home to students in due course.

Students are reminded to ensure certificates are kept safely, as examination boards no longer issue replacements, although proof of results are available and there are links on exam board websites. The school retains examination certificates that have not been collected at previous Celebration Evenings. Students should contact the school to make arrangements to collect their certificates.