GCSE and GCE examination final papers are normally sat in May/June. GCSE controlled assessments and practical tests which contribute to the final GCSE results may be sat at various times during year 10 and 11 as directed by the examination board and college faculties.
Year 11 will sit mock exams in most subjects in November/December and again in late February, for core subjects.
For year groups 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 students sit end-of-year examinations in all subjects.
There are also other tests such as Cognitive Ability Tests (CATs) which normally take place early in the academic year for years 7 and 8. Ad hoc CATs for small groups of new students run at various times according to need throughout the year.
GCSE and GCE Examinations
Examination entries are made in late February and from these entries the college-specific examination timetable is generated.
Candidates will receive their own personalised individual timetables.
- Year 11 candidates are expected to be in full college uniform for all examinations
- Candidates must be on time for all examinations – it is not possible to sit a missed examination on a different day or at a different time on the published day
- Candidates should be fully aware of the examination regulations paying attention to the rules relating to mobile phones, iPods and other electronic data storage item
Exam board websites
AQA - www.aqa.org.uk
OCR - www.ocr.org.uk
Edexcel - www.edexcel.com
Welsh - www.wjec.co.uk
CIE - www.cie.org.uk