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Exam Information

All students in year 11 & 13 plus any year 10 students sitting external exams this year, have been issued with an updated Exam information booklet for 2019-2020.

A copy of the booklet is available here for reference:


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.  A copy of this guide is available here:


Exam Timetables

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 2019-2020:

As you will of course be aware following the announcements in March that GCE and GCSE exams will not be taking place this summer, we have removed all the exam timetable information for this academic year.

This is of course a very worrying period for many reasons, regarding exam grades Ofqual have now made the decision that Teachers will submit expected final grades for this year, which will help inform students results for Summer 2020.

Click here for a link to the Ofqual information

The Elizabethan Academy – GCE and GCSE results day arrangements

Updated information for Results day arrangements August 2020:

A Levels – Thursday 13th August

Students will be able to come in to school between 11.00am and 2pm to pick up their exam grades from the school hall.  Mr Dainty, along with other members of staff, will be available to offer guidance regarding college and university places.  (Please read the important information below under accessing the school site.)

GCSEs – Thursday 20th August

Students will be able to come in to school to pick up their results but must only do so at the time allotted them according to their surname.

Students with surnames:

  • A – C: 11.00am – 11.25am
  • D – J: 11.30am – 11.55am
  • K – R: 12.00noon – 12.25pm 
  • S – Z: 12.30pm – 12.55pm 

There will be a Sixth Form enrolment desk and Mr Dainty will be there to discuss results/courses with any students who have applied and/or subsequently want to apply to the Sixth Form.

Accessing the school site

  • In order to adhere to social distancing rules and ensure everyone’s safety, students must come onto the school site unaccompanied i.e. no parents, brothers and sisters.
  •  Social distancing and hygiene rules must be observed at all times and students will be directed into the building via a one-way system.
  • Once students have their results they should make their way off site unless they need to speak to a member of staff.  Students will also be able to request a follow-up call to discuss any queries regarding their post-16 options.

Any student who cannot, or does not wish to come into school will also have the option of receiving their results remotely – if your child would like to receive their results via this method can they please contact Mrs Miller on as soon as possible to request this.  If students want results posting out they need to provide a stamped addressed envelope before the end of term, but would need to understand we would not be allowed to post out until results day.  Results can only be issued to students (not their parents) and any follow-up requests must also come from them.  Students should follow safer travel guidance and we would encourage them not to socialise in large groups with each other outside school.

If you are collecting results on behalf of a student, you must bring a signed letter of consent from them, to authorise this or we will be unable to release their results, please also ensure the procedure above is followed if attending site.

Results not collected on results day will be available to students at the start of the new term from Wednesday 2nd September 2020 onwards please phone to arrange collection


Autumn Examinations

There will be an opportunity for students who are unhappy with their grades to sit exams in the autumn term. The current expectation is that students will be able to sit a full series of A Level and GCSE examinations in all subjects.

The timetable will run as follows:

  • A-level examinations start on Monday 5th October and finish on Friday 23rd October.
  • GCSE examinations start on Monday 2nd November and finish on Monday 23rd November. 

The deadlines for entry are:

  • A-level – 4th September
  • GCSE (except English Language and Mathematics) – 18th September 
  • GCSE (English Language and Mathematics) – 4th October. 

The exam boards will post the timetables on their websites and contact centres about entries in due course. 

Dr Philip Wright, Director General of JCQ said: 

“In August, we will be celebrating the success of young people and their progression to the next stage of learning or move into a career.  The grades will be reflective of what they might have achieved had they been able to sit their exams and will enable them to move on to the next phase in their lives. 

“By the autumn, many young people will have entered further or higher education or started their careers.  The autumn series will be available for young people for whom it was not possible to issue a grade or who wish to improve grades based on taking an exam.  Full details on the autumn series will be available shortly from the exam boards.”

Ofqual and the Exam Boards have lots of supporting information on their websites around results this year. Here are a few helpful documents to help you on results day.

Appeals Process Information

There is an addendum to our usual appeals policy this year following the cancellation of exams full details are below:

Attachment: Exams Addendum Summer 2020 CAG's Results Appeals Policy updated 12.08.20

Exam Certificates

Exam certificates for all qualifications taken during the 2019-2020 academic year will be available for former students to collect from reception on:

  • Monday 23rd November 2020 - Friday 27th November 2020
  • Between 12 and 2pm each day.

Certificates will be available to collect outside of these time but please phone to arrange a convenient collection time with the Exams Officer first.

ID will be required to collect certificates, and if collecting on behalf of a student, a signed letter of consent from them must be provided.

Current students will be able to collect certificates from the Exams Office at break or lunch on most days, after 27thNovember 2020.

Exam certificates from previous years are still available for any past students but as above please phone to arrange a convenient collection time with the Exams Officer first, and the rules on ID required or letter of consent still apply.

If you require any further information regarding exams, timetables, results and certificate collection please email the Exams Officer: