Exam Information

External Exams

Practical Examinations and Speaking Tests
These will normally be held in specialist rooms/buildings.  Details of venues and times will be published well in advance.

Written Examinations
These will normally be held in the Sports Hall, though a small number of students may take their exams in other locations as published.  It is each student's responsibility to be at the correct venue, on time, for each exam.

Examination Times
Whilst some exams may start slightly earlier, our normal start times are: morning exams – 9:00 am & afternoon exams – 1.30 pm

Examination Regulations

  • If you miss an exam, you CANNOT take it at a different time, so keep your timetable safe. You will be given a final personalised GCSE timetable that will include rooms and seat numbers.
  • Unauthorised materials MAY NOT be taken into examination rooms. Bring only the basic equipment you need for each exam: black ink pen (NO OTHER COLOUR IS ALLOWED); ruler; pencil; rubber
  • Mathematical instruments are needed for relevant examinations; calculators may be used in certain exams only
  • Pencil must not be used for written answers. If you want to use a pencil-case, it MUST be completely see-through
  • Gel pens, correcting pens and correction fluid, such as Tippex, are NOT ALLOWED.

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Internal Exams

Throughout the year, students from Year 7-11 will sit internal exams. This is not only to familiarise students with the process of sitting a  formal exam, but also to provide a means of assessing their progeess throughout the year.

Exams that will take place this academic year are:

  • Year 11 Mock Exams: Thu 21st Nov – Thu 6th Dec
  • Year 11 Mock Exams Maths, Eng, Sci: Mon 11th Feb – Fri 28th Feb
  • Year 10: Mon 18th Mar – Fri 29th Mar
  • Year 9: Mon 14th Jan – Fri 18th Jan
  • Year 8: Mon 17th Jun – Fri 21st Jun
  • Year 7: Tue 7th May – Fri 10th May


Year 10 internal exam timetable and revision booklet 2020 - Download/View

Year 11 revision guidance 2020 - Download/View

Year 11 Easter School 2020 Calendar - Download/View