External Examinations

Specific guidance and advice regarding all external examinations is found in the Student Examination Information Booklet we give to all students each year.

While almost all formal external examinations are now taking place in the summer term each year, there are still courses that have examined modules or compulsory coursework elements at other times.


Summer 2021  

Due to Covid-19, and following the Department for Education consultation it has been decided that Summer Exams will not be sat in the usual manner. It has been confirmed that students will receive grades determined by schools and colleges: students will only be assessed on what they have been taught and no algorithm will be used.

Teachers will be able to use evidence about a students’ performance gathered throughout their course to inform their judgement. This might include work that they have already completed, mock exam results, homework or in-class tests. Teachers may also use questions from exam boards, largely based on past papers, to help assess a student.

It is important that students keep engaged in their learning and study as long as possible so that their hard work can be considered in their grade, and it will stand them in good stead for the next stage of their life. Teachers will tell the students which pieces of work will count towards their grade, before their grade is submitted to the exam board.

Results days will be :

 Key Stage 5 – Tuesday 10th August

Key stage 4 – Thursday 12th August

Infographic – How GCSEs AS and A levels will be awarded in summer 2021

Infographic – How vocational and technical qualifications will be awarded in 2021

Year 11 Assessment Evidence

Year 13 Assessment Evidence March 2021