GCSE examinations are held in May & June each year. Pupils are prepared for their GCSE subjects in year 10 and 11.
The school publishes a guide to the examinations each year – Guide 2019
In some cases pupils may use a computer to answer examination questions; details are available in the use of Word Processors Policy
Summer 2020 Exams – Contingency Day
During the spring term students will be given their individual exam timetables which will highlight when their final exam will take place. The summer written exam period will run from Monday 12 May to Tuesday 23 June 2020.
However for the Summer 2020 exam series a “contingency” exam day has been arranged by the examination awarding bodies which all students need to be aware of. This contingency day for GCSE and/or A Level (or equivalent) examinations has been put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations during the June 2020 examination series.”
The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 24 June 2020. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 24 June 2020. This decision is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools. The school has no influence with regards to the Contingency day, as this is set by the Examination Boards.