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EXAMINATION ENQUIRIES

For any examination enquiries please email the Examination's Officer on joanne.gallagher@pws.emat.uk.

Exam Boards

A list of all qualifications, exam boards and specifications is available to download from the bottom of this page.  Please see the ‘List of Examination Specifications’ for more information.

Exam Information

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. 

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 - 22 Information for candidates
Non-examination assessments 2021 - 22 Information for candidates
On-screen tests 2021 - 22 Information for candidates
Privacy Notice 2021 - 22 Information for candidates
Social media 2021 - 22 Information for candidates
Written exams 2021 - 22 Information for candidates

GCSE Exams have changed to 9 – 1 grades. Here is a video which explains these changes.

For further information, click here.

A copy of our “Internal Appeals Procedure” concerning assessment of work can be found at the bottom of this page.  

Exam Contingency Day – 29 June 2022 *Provisional - awaiting update from JCQ/Exam Boards/Ofqual*

For the Summer 2022 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 Wednesday 29 June 2022. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 29 June 2022. This decision is not a school decision and applies to all candidates in all schools nationally.

Mock Exams

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 apply 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.

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Mock exam dates

Year 13

Mocks 1 – Tues 09 Nov to Fri 26 Nov 2021

Results:  Thurs 13 Jan 2022
  Mocks 2 – Mon 28 Feb to Fri 11 Mar 2022
Year 12 Mon 25 Apr to Fri 29 Apr 2022
Year 11

Mocks 1 – Mon 01 Nov to Fri 12 Nov 2021

Results: Thurs 09 Dec 2021
  Mocks 2 – Mon 07 Feb to Fri 25 Feb 2022
Year 10 Mon 09 May to Fri 20 May 2022
Year 9 Mon 20 Jun to Fri 24 Jun 2022 (in lessons)
Year 8 Mon 13 Jun to Fri 17 Jun 2022 (in lessons)
Year 7 Mon 06 Jun to Fri 10 Jun 2022 (in lessons)

Due to the nature of this academic year, dates for mock exams may need to change, therefore should be considered as provisional.

Please note:

1) An exam timetable will be published prior to each year mock exam so that students have sufficient time to revise

2) The start and end date may be extended to allow for practical exams to take place

Public Exam Dates

Public exam dates will be published here when available.

GCSE: TBA

A Level: TBA

Results Day 2022

A Level / AS Level/Level 3 BTEC: Tuesday 18 August 2022
GCSE / Cambridge National / Level 1 & 2 BTEC Level / WJEC & NCFE Vocational Level 1&2 Thursday 25 August 2022

 

Post Results 2021 - 2022

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.

Services include:

Service Type What happens?
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 our 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.

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 boudnaries for your subject and post results information (available on the exam board 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 

Please contact the Exams Officer by email on joanne.gallagher@pws.emat.uk to enquire about exam entries as an external/private candidate.  Entries for Summer exams will need to be made by 20 January. We may not always be able to accept private candidates and applications will be considered on an individual basis.

External/Private Candidate Fees:  

  1. Entry Fee: This amount is determined by the exam board, dependent on subject and level of exam being taken.
  2. Registration Fee: £50 per subject (non-refundable).
  3. Invigilation Fee:  £10 per hour of exam. 

Entry fees and exam times/length can be found on the exam board websites.

 

Policy Internal Appeals Procedure Internal Assessment Decisions 2021/22

 

List of Examination Specifications

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