You can find important information about external examinations on this page, including: instructions on your conduct during examinations, what equipment you need, items that are not allowed in examination rooms and information on what to do if you are ill or running late on examination days.

A Level Results day – Thursday 15th August 2024

GCSE Results day – Thursday 22nd August 2024

Results Day

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

Results slips may be collected by candidates from the Common Room in the Sixth Form block.

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 results slips will be given out at the beginning of term in September.

Conduct In Examinations

  • Enter the exam room ONLY when asked to do so by the invigilator
  • Only necessary equipment may be taken into the room (check below for more information). Bags and books should be clearly placed at the front of the room away from desks
  • Mobiles devices MUST be switched off and left in your bag or handed in to an invigilator. If you are found to have a mobile device in an examination, that examination and possibly the rest of your exams will be cancelled
  • The examination rules about silence apply:
    • in and near the examination room, and
    • before, during and after the exam
  • Do NOT leave your place during the exam. If you want to attract the attention of an invigilator raise your hand. Do NOT call out
  • Do NOT try to borrow anything from another candidate
  • Tippex and other correction fluids are NOT to be used – rough work should be crossed out neatly
  • Listen to the invigilator and do what you are asked
  • Tell them immediately if you do not have the correct paper or materials required
  • Read the instructions carefully on the question paper
  • Fill in the required details on the front of your answer booklet and any additional paper used
    • You must use your full legal names please
  • You may not ask for, and will not be given, any explanation of the questions
  • At the end of the examination make sure all your answer papers have your name, candidate number, centre number and signature, then wait for instructions to leave
  • Please make sure you hand back any materials at the end of the examination that have been lent to you by the centre

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 at the bottom of this page. Our examination policies are also available via the link at the bottom of this page.

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

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

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 for special consideration. You should get a medical certificate from your doctor at the time you are ill.

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 more than 30 minutes after the start time 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

  • Two black ball point pens
  • A ruler
  • Clear pencil case with no labels or stickers
  • Water bottle with no labels
  • 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
  • Watches of any kind, including smartwatches and fitness trackers
  • iPods or other media players
  • Any other products with text/digital facilities, including mobile phones

Calculators must be:

  • of a size suitable for use on the desk
  • either battery or solar powered
  • free of lids, cases and covers which have printed instructions or formulae.

Calculators must not:

  • be designed or adapted to offer any of these facilities:
    • language translators;
    • symbolic algebra manipulation;
    • symbolic differentiation or integration;
    • communication with other machines or the internet;
  • be borrowed from another candidate during an examination for any reason
  • have retrievable information stored in them. This includes:
    • databanks; dictionaries; mathematical formulae; text.

The candidate is responsible for the following:

  • the calculator’s power supply;
  • the calculator’s working condition;
  • knowing how to clear the memory, and clearing anything stored in the calculator before the start of the examination

Examination Rules and Policies

You can view the summary examination rules via the links below. This information is also posted outside every examination room

Warning To Candidates poster 2023-24

Unauthorised items poster 2023-24

Summer 2024 exams handbook for students

For further information please contact our Exams Officer, Liz Hails (