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.
To view which Exam Boards the school currently use for each subject, please click here.
Your examination certificates are very important and are a record of your hard work and school career. Future employers are likely to ask to see them as part of their recruitment process. If you lose them, they are expensive to replace, so make sure you store them somewhere safe.
Certificates arrive in school in the autumn after your exams. They are generally shared with students during an Awards/Certificate Evening, 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 2021 exam certificates will be available later in the Autumn term. Further details will follow shortly about how to collect these.
When collecting any certificates from the school reception, please bring some form of photo identification with you. 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 that we can only keep exam certificates for three years. After this they are returned to the awarding organisations