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Exam Information

The Examinations Office is responsible for the administration and organisation of all aspects of external examinations in accordance with the regulations laid down by the awarding bodies.

This includes submitting entries for exams to meet Exam Board deadlines, organising Access Arrangements for students requiring additional support, coordinating examination rooms and invigilation required to supervise the students, as well as resolving any problems which may arise beforehand or during the examination sessions. Many answers to students’ queries can be found in the student handbook, but should a student still have concerns, they are welcome to visit the Exams Office in Kingston.

To view the Student exam handbook, which details exam procedures and regulations and includes some frequently asked questions, please click here.

Exams Summer 2021

The government have confirmed that the planned exams for GCSE and A-level have been cancelled for summer 2021.  This also includes any vocational exams due to take place.

Ofqual have also confirmed that provision will be made to award grades in all subjects and qualifications as expected in the summer of 2021. The process has been the subject of a consultation, and full details have now been shared with parents and students.

For further information on any aspect of the assessment processes in place for summer 2021, please refer to the Ofqual Student guide to awarding summer 2021 (click here). You can also contact your child’s Head of House or Sixth Form Director.

The way South Hunsley School arrived at grades is outlined in our JCQ approved Centre Policy, which can be found on our website here.

A copy of the Appeals Guidance for Summer 2021 can be found here and further information and a copy of the Appeals Form can be found here.

To view which Exam Boards the school currently use for each subject, please click here.


Your examination certificates are very important and are evidence of your hard work and school career. If you lose them, they are very expensive to replace, so look after them carefully. Certificates are generally given out during an Awards Evening for GCSEs and A Levels, but if you are unable to attend, you may collect your certificates in person, or send a note explaining that you give permission for someone else to collect them for you.

Summer 2020 exam certificates will be available to collect from the main school reception once all students are back in school.  Please bring some form of photo identification with you when you collect them.  If you are unable to collect them yourself, please email the school prior to collection informing us of who will be collecting them on your behalf.  That person will then need to bring in photo ID with them on the day.

Please note we only keep exam certificates for three years. 

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