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Exams Summer 2021

Results Days:

  • Tuesday 10th August 2021 between 09.00 – 11.00 – GCE A Level/Level 3 Results Day
  • Thursday 12th August 2021 between 10:00 -12:00 – GCSE/level 2 Results Day at the allocated times:
    • 10.00 – 10.45am Surnames A – G
    • 10.45 – 11.30am Surnames H – O
    • 11.30 – 12.15pm Surnames O – Z
  • All Exam Certificates must be collected from Reception in December 2021.

Summer 2021 Appeals Information

All students have been advised of the evidences that have been used to award a Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG) for each subject. If you wish to appeal, the documents listed below provide all the guidance you will need.

For any student that requires a Priority Appeal for higher education/university placement purposes, you must ensure you hand in your appeal request form to the school no later than Friday 16th August 2021 at 11:00 am and you will need to quote your UCAS I.D. All non-priority appeals must be received by Friday 3rd September 2021 at 11:00 am.

All appeal requests must be completed using the JCQ appendix B form listed below and must be signed by the student. As with all appeals, students’ grades can go up or down, or could remain the same.

Autumn 2021 A Level and GCSE Re-sit Information

If any student wishes to make an entry to re-sit their summer 2021 examinations, then you must contact the school no later than:

  • Friday 3rd September 2021 for any A level qualification.
  • Friday 17th September 2021 for any GCSE qualification.

The timetable of all subjects available to re-sit can currently found on the relevant exam board websites below:

Results Days for Autumn Re-sit Examinations are as Follows:

  • Thursday 16th December 2021 – A Level Re-sit Results Day
  • Thursday 13th January 2022 – GCSE Maths and English Re-sit Results Day
  • Thursday 24th February 2022 – GCSE All other subjects Re-sit Results Day

Absence from examinations

If your child experiences difficulties during the examination period (e.g. illness, injury, personal problems) please inform the academy at the earliest possible point so we can help or advise you.

Only in ‘exceptional circumstances’ are candidates allowed special consideration for absence from any part of an examination. It is essential that medical or other appropriate evidence is obtained on the day by the candidate/parent and given to the Examination Officer without delay.

Before the examinations


All students have been issued with their own individual timetable showing your child’s specific examinations with details of date, time, and duration of the exam. If for any reason they do not have access to a timetable they must speak to Miss Dunnett in the exams office.

Contact numbers

Please check that the academy has at least one up-to-date contact number for you.


Make sure your child has all the correct equipment before their examinations. Only black pens are permitted for written work. Pencil can be used for drawings. Scientific calculators for Science and Maths exams.

During the examinations


A copy of the “Notice to Candidates”, which is issued jointly by all the Examining Boards, is displayed inside and outside of the examination room.  All candidates must read this carefully and note the academy does not decide, nor even make any recommendation to the Examining Boards on sanctions or penalties, but from past experience, students can be disqualified from the exam or disqualified from all exams for that season for any misconduct or for bringing a mobile phone or any electronic storage device in an examination.

Attendance at examinations

Candidates are responsible for checking their own timetable and arriving at the academy on the correct day and time, correctly dressed and equipped.  Candidates must arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time of their examination.  Candidates who arrive late for an examination may still be admitted but will not receive any additional time.

After the examinations

Notification of results

Results will be available for collection on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 10th August 2021 – GCE A Level Results Day
  • Thursday 12th August 2021 – GCSE Results Day

If you wish any other person (including family members) to collect your child’s results on their behalf, the student/parent must give their written authorisation to the academy before results day.

No results will be given out by telephone under any circumstances.


Certificates will not be given to anyone other than the candidate without the candidate’s written authorisation. If the candidate supplies the academy with an SAE we will post out the certificates.

The academy is only obliged to keep certificates for a period of one year after issued.  If candidates do not collect their certificates within this time (or if they lose their certificates) they can only be replaced by direct application to the appropriate examination boards.  This will require proof of identity (such as a birth certificate) and a substantial fee per examination board.

Exam tips

An exam survival quick checklist:

  • Make sure you and your child know what exams they are taking and when
  • Make sure your child is prepared for their exams
  • Make sure your child attends all exams on time
  • Make sure your child brings all the required equipment to each exam
  • If your child is unable to attend you MUST contact the academy before the exam starts
  • If you have any comments/concerns please contact the Exam Officer

Examination boards

The academy uses the following examination boards: AQA, Edexcel, WJEC and OCR.

If you have internet access at home please look at the following web addresses. They have useful hints and tips and revision guides, on how you and your child can get the best out of taking exams:

If you have any queries or concerns about your child’s exams, please contact the Exams Officer, Miss A Dunnett on 01902 623111.