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Examinations

New GCSE Grades 2017
 

GCSEs in England are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. English Literature, English Language and Mathematics will be the first subjects to be graded in this way from August 2017. The subjects with the highest numbers of candidates (e.g. arts, humanities, languages) will follow in 2018 and most others in 2019. This is happening as GCSEs are being reformed to make them more challenging, to keep pace with employers’ and universities demands.

In the first year each new GCSE subject is introduced, students who would have got a grade C or better will get a grade 4 or better. Students who would have got a Grade A or better will get a 7 or better in the first year. Grade 9 will be more difficult to achieve than a grade A*. The extra top grade will also make it easier for employers and universities to distinguish between the most able students

To see how the numbered grades compare to the current A* to G system, click here or use a search engine to search for "ofqual 9 to 1 postcard". More information about when subjects will switch to the new grades is available on the Ofqual website here.

Summer Examinations Timetable

 

Exam Certificates

Exam Certificates from previous years.

Please ring the Exams Office on 01283 735187 to arrange a time and date when you wish to collect them. They can then be collected from the main reception on that date at that time. A nominated person may collect certificates on a student's behalf. The nominated person needs to bring ID and a signed letter from the student saying they give permission for the results to be collected on their behalf. Alternatively bring in a stamped addressed envelope and the results can be posted. We cannot give results over the phone, or by email.

Exams certificates for 2017

When the dates for the year 11 and 13 Presentation evenings have been decided. Certificates can be collected in the same way from the day following the relevant presentation evening.

 

Results Day

GCE Results day is Thursday 17th August 2017, A2 results collection will be from 08:00am and AS results collection will be from 11:00am.

GCSE Results day is Thursday 24th August 2017, results collection will be from 9:00am.

 

Review of marking and/or script returns

 

A level

If you are an A-level student and your university place is uncertain, and you only just missed your grade, you may consider requesting a priority review of marking of your exam paper.  However, only scores close to the next grade boundary should be considered for review.  It is also important to note that grades may go down as well as up.

You may also consider requesting your exam paper back. Photocopied scripts are available for A-Level and will arrive speedily, and enable you to see whether you should request a remark.

Before making any decision, please discuss your course of action with a member of staff.

The Process

Please complete a Post Results Services form.  The form is available below or from the Exams Office or Reception.

If you are a requesting a priority review of marking please submit your completed form, with the relevant payment, to Reception by Tuesday 22nd August 2017.  Reception is open from 0900 to 1500.

Fees and payment information are given below.  Fees are refunded if the enquiry about results leads to a change in the overall subject or unit grade. However, a cost is incurred by a change in marks that does not lead to a grade change.

Priority photocopies for A-Level exam scripts will arrive before 10th September 2017.

It is advisable to request the photocopied script before paying for a review of marking (unless your university place is hanging in the balance, in which case you may want to go for the priority review of marking straight away).

Original copies of exam scripts can be ordered and these will arrive before 14th November 2017. Remarks cannot be requested if the original script is requested.

You can also request a ‘Non-priority review of marking’.   The deadline is Friday 8th September 201

 

 GCSE

If you are a GCSE student whose entry to a Level 3 course (sixth from, college or apprenticeship) is uncertain, you may wish to request a priority review of marking of your exam paper.  However, only scores close to the next grade boundary should be considered for review.  It is also important to note that grades may go down as well as up.

Please contact the Exams Office or Reception ASAP to ensure your request is processed before the deadline.

The Process

Please complete a Post Results Services form.  The form is available below or from the Exams Office or Reception.

If you are a requesting a review of marking please submit your completed form, with the relevant payment, to Reception by Thursday 21st September 2017.  Reception is open from 0900 to 1500.

Fees and payment information are given below.  Fees are refunded if the enquiry about results leads to a change in the overall subject or unit grade. However, a cost is incurred by a change in marks that does not lead to a grade change.

 

Useful Links

 

For more details about exam information, please click on the attachments below.