Formal Examinations

Some Key information:

  • Formal exams start at either 9.00am or 1.00pm. Students must be ready to enter the exam venue 15 minutes beforehand, at either 8.45am or 12.45pm. There will be revision sessions before each exam that students can attend. Formal exam dates and start times are set at a national level and cannot be changed.

  • Mock exam dates and times are set by our school and communicated to students in advance.

  • Formal exams take place in the Sports Hall. Rooms 19 and 20 accommodate students with exam support.

  • Students must wear school uniform to all exams (both mock and formal exams).

  • Please check the Student Details listed at the top of your formal exam timetables: these details need to be corrected before certificates are issued or there will be a charge.

  • Students must not communicate with or distract other candidates whilst in the exam venue. There are severe penalties for students suspected of malpractice.

  • Unauthorised materials will not be allowed in the exam venues and students are searched as they enter the rooms. Any sweets, drinks, stationary or other authorised items MUST be in completely see-through containers with all labels removed. Anything unsuitable will be removed.

If you have any questions regarding exams that aren’t answered in the documents below then please contact the Exams Officer, Ms Peters, on 01243 602558 or by emailing

Information for candidates - On-Screen Exams.pdf
Information for candidates - Written Exams.pdf
Information for candidates - coursework.pdf
Information for candidates - Non-exam Assessments.pdf
Information for candidates - Social Media.pdf
Information for candidates - Privacy Notice.pdf
Exams Policy 2022-23.docx
Warning to Candidates Poster.pdf
Candidate Exam Handbook 2022-23.docx
Unauthorised Items Poster.pdf