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This page will contain information throughout the year relating to public examinations (GCSE and A Levels), and in-school examinations (mock exams).
Examination timetables are published here ahead of examination periods.
Update as of 18 Sep 2020: Please note all dates shown on this page, including public exam dates and results day dates, are provisional and are subject to change.
Exam Contingency Day – 29 June 2021
For the Summer 2021 exam series a contingency exam day has been arranged by the examination awarding bodies. 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 Joint Council for Qualifications have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam in the event of an incident and rearrange for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance.
The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Tuesday 29 June 2021. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Tuesday 29 June 2021. This decision is not a school decision and applies to all candidates in all schools nationally.
Information Documents for Candidates
For students following GCSE, A Level and other publicly examined courses the following documents should be read and understood by the student in advance of any examinations:
Coursework 2021 - Information for candidates
Non-examination assessments 2021 - Information for candidates
On-screen tests 2021 - Information for candidates
Privacy Notice 2020 - Information for Candidates
Social media 2021 - Information for candidates
Written exams 2021 - Information for candidates
GCSE Exams have changed to 9 – 1 grades. Here is a video which explains these changes.
A copy of our “Internal Appeals Procedure” concerning assessment of work can be found at the bottom of this page.
Supportive Web Links
Mock exams are a useful tool for students, teachers and parents to measure how well students are progressing in their studies. It allows students an opportunity to work under exam-like conditions and to test how well their revision strategies are working.
For schools it is a useful indication of how likely a student is to achieve a certain grade in the “real” exams and therefore a benchmark on whether to appeal a set of results in the summer. For Year 12 and Year 13 students wishing to applying to University, mock exams will determine UCAS grades.
Therefore, students are expected to revise for the mock exams and undertake mock exams in exam-like conditions.
Information for students and parents on examinations, results days and post-results can be found at the bottom of this page.
Mock Exam Dates
|Year 13||Mocks 1 - Monday 16 November 2020 to Friday 27 November 2020|
|Mocks 2 – Monday 01 March 2021 to Friday 12 March 2021|
|Year 12||Monday 12 April 2021 to Friday 23 April 2021|
|Year 11||Mocks 1 – Monday 02 November 2020 to Friday 13 November 2020|
|Mocks 2 – Monday 08 February 2021 to Friday 26 February 2021|
|Year 10||Tuesday 04 May 2021 to Friday 14 May 2021|
|Year 9||Monday 14 June 2021 to Friday 18 June 2021|
|Year 8||Monday 7 June 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021|
|Year 7||Monday 24 May 2021 to Friday 28 May 2021|
Due to the nature of this academic year, dates for mock exams may need to change, therefore should be considered as provisional.
1) An exam timetable will be published prior to each year mock exam so that students have sufficient time to revise.
2) The start date and end date may be extended to allow for practical exams to take place.
Public Exam Dates
(The timetable can be found in the Downloads section at the bottom of this page)
GCSE: 14 May 2021 to 23 June 2021
A Level: 25 May 2021 to 28 June 2021
Update as of 18 Sep 2020: Please note all public exam dates are provisional and subject to change. Ofqual are yet to publish their final decisions on exam dates for Summer 2021.
Results Day 2021
|A Level / AS Level / BTEC & WJEC Level 3:||Thursday 19 August 2021 09:00-11:00 in the Sports Hall|
|GCSE / Cambridge National / BTEC Level 1 & 2:||Thursday 26 August 2021 09:00-11:00 in the Sports Hall|
Update as of 18 Sep 2020: Please note results day dates are provisional and subject to change. Ofqual are yet to publish their final decisions on results dates for Summer 2021.
Details on the exact time and location for you to collect your results will be sent by email closer to the time.
Post Results 2021
Following the publication of results for each examination series, the exam boards offer a range of post-results services relating to reviews of marking and access to examination scripts.
|1||Clerical Check||The adding up of marks is checked.|
|2||Review of Marking||The exam paper is checked to make sure it was marked correctly according to the mark scheme. Marks are changed if the new examiner feels there has been a clear marking error.|
|3||Access to Script (original)||You get your original exam paper back, but cannot ask for a review of marking afterwards.|
|4||Priority Review of Marking||
The exam paper is checked in a shorter timeframe to make sure it was marked correctly according to the mark scheme. Marks are changed if the new examiner feels there has been a clear marking error.This can take up to 15 calendar days.
|5||Priority Access to Script (copy)||
You get a copy of your exam paper back quickly so you can decide whether to apply for a review of marking.This can take up to 15 calendar days.
If you are unhappy with your results:
Please consult your subject teacher/head of department in the first instance, and also take a look at the grade boundaries for your subject and post results information (available on the exam boards’ websites). If you wish to undertake a review of marking, please complete the form included in your results envelope and return it to school. Copies of the forms are located in the downloads section at the bottom of this page. The forms detail the charges and deadlines for application. There is a form for AS/A Level/Level 3, and a separate form for GCSE/BTEC L1 & L2.
External/Private Candidates for Summer 2021 Exams
If you would like to register as an external candidate at Prince William School please download the registration form from the bottom of this page and email to email@example.com.
Alternatively, registration forms can be collected from school.Registrations received after the deadline of 25th January 2021 will be considered but may be subject to late fees charged by the exam board. We may not always be able to accept private candidates and applications will be considered on an individual basis.
- Entry Fee: This amount is determined by the exam board, dependent on subject and level of exam being taken.
- Registration Fee: £50 per subject (non-refundable).
- Invigilation Fee: £10 per hour of exam.
Entry fees and exam times/length can be found on the exam board websites.