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Examination Information

Preparation for examinations is a vital part of a student's achievement and it is important that we continue to support our students effectively in this final run up to their GCSE examinations. Your daughter has now received her statement of entry for all GCSE, OCR National and BTEC summer 2020 examinations and has checked and signed a paper copy of her personal details confirming they are correct. She has also been emailed a copy of the exam handbook which she has been asked to read. An electronic copy of this is also available here

The following information is provided as a reminder to students and parents, and to support families through the busy summer’s exam season.

  • Please remember that examination dates and times are set by the awarding bodies. These dates and times cannot be changed. These are GCSE examinations and therefore can only be taken on the day and time stated.
  • Students must attend all examinations that are on their statement of entry. They must attend on time or may not be allowed to sit the exam.  Misreading the timetable will not be accepted as a satisfactory explanation for absence or lateness. If there is a problem on the day of the examination (e.g. illness, lateness) please ring the school immediately and ask to speak to Mrs Boddy, Deputy Headteacher.
  • The awarding bodies have designated Wednesday 24th June 2020 as a ‘contingency day’ for examinations. In the highly unlikely event that there is national disruption to a day of examinations in summer 2020, the awarding bodies will liaise with the qualification regulators and the DfE to agree the most appropriate option for managing the impact. 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 rescheduling of examinations will always rest with 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. 

 If you would like more information or have any additional questions, please contact Helen Barker.


Helen Barker – Exams Officer (OAK 12)
01604 679556


For the regulations regarding examination equipment, the wearing of watches, rules around water bottles etc.  Please click here

Please note – All students are expected to wear full school uniform including their blazer throughout the exam season timetable