Before an examination

Read through the rules for an examination published by JCQ. They are for your protection and will be strictly enforced. A copy can be found outside every exam room and can also be viewed by clicking on the link to mobile phone use and warning to candidates. Please also refer to the exam policies which can be found in the policy section of our website.

Note that breaking of the rules only needs to be suspected for action to be taken

From the timetable work out exactly when your examination will take place and turn up at school at least 20 minutes before your exam is due to start.

If you are ill

Please contact the school as soon as possible

If you do not attend and have not informed the school of a reason you may be charged for the cost of that examination

If you are ill, it might be necessary to make an appeal to the board, so you should get a medical certificate from your doctor at the time you are ill

On the day of the exam

You must be in school by 8.40am for morning exams and 12.40pm for afternoon exams and gather outside the Sports Centre

Morning exams start at 9.00pm

Afternoon exams start at 1.00pm

It is your responsibility to be at the right place at the right time on the right day!

If you have transport difficulties, telephone us and let us know. If you enter the examination room 30 minutes after the start you may not be allowed to sit the examination.

Please remember that revision sessions run from 8.15 – 9.00am and 12.25 – 12.45 on exam days

Materials to bring

  • Two black ball point pens
  • A ruler
  • Special materials for specific examinations (check this with your teachers)
  • A pencil
  • A clean rubber and sharpener
  • Coloured pencils (optional) for diagrams
  • All of these must be inside a clear pencil case
  • 6th formers must bring their ID badges with them and display them on their exam desk

Do not bring

  • iWatches
  • iPods/MP3/4 players
  • any products with text/digital facilities

Rules for calculators

  • You may use a silent, battery operated calculator for any examination unless told otherwise
  • You may not share or borrow a calculator once an exam has started
  • You must ensure that your calculator is working properly before the exam starts
  • Lids must be removed
  • No operating instructions may be taken into an examination – know how it works
  • No prepared programmes may be taken into an exam
  • Information and/or programmes stored in the calculator memory must be cleared before an examination



A Level Results’ Date – THURSDAY, 10 AUGUST 2021

9:00 – 12:00


GCSE Results’ Date – THURSDAY, 12 AUGUST 2021

9.00 – 12.00

For reasons of confidentiality and security, results will NOT be given by telephone or email.

Results slips my be collected by candidates from the Common Room in the Sixth Form block at the times listed above.

If a student is unable to collect results in person they can be posted to them if a pre-stamped, self-addressed envelope is left with the Examination Officer. Alternatively someone may collect them on the student’s behalf but they must have written permission from the student and must bring in ID if they are not known to School.

Any remaining result slips will be given out at the beginning of term in September.

Information for Candidates