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 announced that the planned GCSE and A-level exams have been cancelled for summer 2021. This also includes any vocational exams that were 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, with any subsequent arrangements expected to be confirmed in February 2021. Further details on this process will be shared with parents, carers and students as soon as they are available.
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.