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Important notices to candidates.
Summer 2016 Exams
Certificates are now available for collection for all summer 2016 qualifications including GCSE, A Level and BTEC.
November 2016 Exams
Certificates will be available for collection from mid-March for GCSE resits in Maths and English.
Summer 2017 Exams
The summer season of exams starts on Monday 15 May and runs until Tuesday 27 June. You can download the timetable by clicking here. Individual exam timetables will be distributed to students.
The school is required to retain Exam Certificates for a minimum of one year after they are issued. In fact, they are kept for a much longer period but, due to lack of space, they have to be destroyed after a number of years. If you have taken exams in previous years and have not collected your certificates please contact the Exams Office to check if they are still available.
Questions and Answers
Report to the Exams Office and if nobody is there report to the Main Office. Once we have the message that you have arrived it is usually possible to admit you into the examination room. However, if you are over one hour late to an exam it is unlikely that the exam boards will accept your paper. Please try to avoid being late by leaving home extra early and also check your timetables on a daily basis – forgetting an exam is not a reasonable excuse!
Special consideration can be applied for if something has seriously affected your performance ON THE DAY of the exam. Reasons for application are bereavement (if a close relative or friend has passed away close to the exam), injury or illness (you would USUALLY need a doctor’s note).
Let the Exams office know as soon as possible. Public/external exams must be taken on the day published – you cannot take it at a later date.
If you are too unwell to sit the paper you should first inform the Exams Office at the earliest opportunity.
You must get a note from your GP; it may then be possible that we can submit an application for special consideration.
If you have a minor illness, please inform the Exams Office – it may be possible for us to find you somewhere else to sit your exam if you cannot cope with being in the main hall.
If you have a contagious illness, please let us know as soon as possible as we may need to find a separate room for you.
Please make sure you are familiar with the location of the Exams Office. It would help with exam planning if you notify the Exams Officer of any problem prior to the exam; letting me know at 9.00am on the day of an exam that you have broken an arm the day before or have a contagious illness will not allow sufficient time for a contingency plan!
My direct line, for emergencies, is: 01795 542445
Hopefully, the above should help in the case of most problems but if there is anything I haven’t covered or any other question you need to ask, please email me or visit the Exams Office
Mr J Atkinson
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