All students in year 11 12 & 13 have been issued with an updated Exam information booklet for 2021-2022 via email.
It is very important that students read through this information and familiarise themselves with the rules and regulations which apply to exams, coursework, non-examined assessments (NEA’s) and controlled assessments, together with equipment required. They should also keep the information safe so they can refer to it during the year.
A Students Guide to Malpractice leaflet was also issued to be read in conjunction with the booklet.
There is a copy of these documents at the bottom of the page.
Information regarding exam dates for Pre Public Exams (PPE's) and external GCSE and GCE exams, will be posted here as they become available, but will just be general date information until exam entries are finalised.
A reminder that students, other than Sixth Form, should attend all exams in full school uniform. All students should come fully equipped with a black pen, pencil and ruler. They will also require a compass and protractor for their Maths exams and a calculator for the Maths calculator paper and all their Science exams.
Sixth Form students must ensure they wear their student ID badge for all exams for identification purposes.
Staying well hydrated during exams is very important, students are allowed to bring a drink with them to exams, but this must be water only, in a clear plastic bottle with any labels removed.
Exams for the academic year 2021-2022:
We had a period of fully timetabled PPE’s for Year 11 & 13 during November and in January/February – this included a number of external exams during this period for BTEC’s Level 2 and 3, Cambridge Nationals and Technicals, as well as L3 Applied.
Results for all these external exams have been issued when released by the exams boards during this term, except for BTEC Level 2. These results will be issued via email to students on Thursday 7th April, as it is during the Easter break when the exam board release them. The subjects are BTEC Child Development, Digital IT, Engineering and Enterprise and are for Year 11 students.
Summer 2022 – External GCSE’s and GCE’s
The results of the Ofqual consultation regarding Exams in 2022 are within the link below, this was also emailed out to parents and students.
There has recently been guidance provided from Government around contingency plans for Summer 2022 exams. As you will be aware following the cancellation of exams for the last 2 years, the plan is for exams to take place in 2022 but there are contingency plans in place should they be required. There will also be some advance information provided for certain subjects to give students the best possible support leading up to their exams. The link below is to an open letter to students from Ofqual explaining some of those plans.
Remember staff are also here to support students, so if you have any concerns about any of this information or process, please raise them with your subject teacher, form tutor or Head of House or the Exams Officer.
The main summer season for external GCSE’s and GCE’s commences on Monday 9th May 2022 and runs until approximately Monday 27th June– depending on the subjects/levels students are taking. However, the JCQ and Exam Boards have again set a “contingency period” for the Summer 2021 external exams. This means that students must ensure they are available up to and including Wednesday 29th June, in case of any substantial national or local disruption to exams meaning scheduled exams have to be moved.
Entries for the summer GCSE’s and GCE’s are now complete and students received their initial provisional timetable earlier in the term. A letter to parents about exam expectations and a form to sign and return was also issued, together with a letter regarding the Exam Board contingency period for Summer 2022. A copy of the letters issued to parents are below for reference.
Final personalised timetables including rooming and seating information will then be issued to students after Easter.
The overall general exam timetable is also posted below for information.
The Elizabethan Academy – GCE and GCSE results day arrangements
The JCQ have released and confirmed the dates for results days in the summer. We will confirm nearer the time specific arrangements/timings for each day.
A Levels – Thursday 18th August 2022
GCSEs – Thursday 25th August 2022
Any student who cannot, or does not wish to come into school, will also have the option of receiving their results remotely – if this method is required then the student must contact Mrs Miller, The Exams Officer directly on firstname.lastname@example.org . This should be done well before the end of the summer term to ensure this request can be actioned, and the email verified well in advance of either results day. Students can use a personal or school email address for this.
If students want their results posting out they need to provide a stamped addressed envelope before the end of the summer term, but would need to understand we are not allowed to post out until results day itself.
Results can only be issued to students (not their parents) and any follow-up requests must also come from them. Other people are allowed to collect students results if they have a signed note of authority from the student – this must clearly state who is collecting the results and the person must be able to show ID to support this.
Certificates, for qualifications achieved during the Academic Year 2020-2021 were issued by post to former students in January 2022.
Exam certificates from previous years are still available for any past students, but please email or phone the Exams Officer in the first instance to make suitable arrangements to receive them.
Arrangements for the issue of this year’s certificates will again be by post once certificates are received in November 2022. After collation and checking they will be issued during December/January.
Please therefore ensure you contact us if your address changes following the end of the summer term 2022 to ensure you receive them via the correct address at that time. You can notify Mrs Miller Exams Officer of any address change by emailing email@example.com
A further communication will be sent regarding these arrangements on results day and in the Autumn term.
If you require any further information regarding exams, timetables, results and certificate collection please email the Exams Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org