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Exam Information

All students in year 11 & 13 have been issued with an updated Exam information booklet for 2020-2021 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.

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 2020-2021:

As you will of course be aware, GCSE and GCE exams in Summer 2021 have been cancelled. 

There is a link here to the JCQ document Guidance for students, parents and guardians: GCSEs and AS/A Levels in England Summer 2021 (published here)

Also a specific information guide for students from Ofqual: Student guide to awarding: summer 2021 (

The Elizabethan Academy – GCE and GCSE results day arrangements

We are now in a position to confirm our arrangements for results day(s)

This information has also now been issued to students and parents as confirmation.  Please check the arrangements carefully:

Even though by results day we have hopefully moved out of many restrictions, to enable us to plan efficiently and in advance of the day, we are putting in the same arrangements as last summer.  As I am sure you will appreciate this is to keep our students and staff safe, regardless of any loosening of the rules that may by that point apply. 

We also request that those collecting results ensure they have completed a Covid-19 rapid lateral flow test prior to attending site, and that it is negative to help ensure everyone’s safety is maintained.

A Levels – Tuesday 10th August 2021

Students will be able to come into school between 10:00am and 1:00pm to pick up their results from the school hall.  Mr Dainty, along with other members of staff, will be available to offer guidance regarding college and university places.  (Please also read the important information below under “Accessing the school site”)

GCSEs – Thursday 12th August 2021

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

Students with surnames:

  • A – D:       11:00am – 11:25am
  • E – J:          11:30am – 11:55am
  • K – R:        12:00noon – 12:25pm
  • S – Z:         12:30 – 12:55pm

There will be a Sixth Form enrolment desk and Mr Dainty will be available 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 into 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 this method is required then the student must contact Mrs Miller, The Exams Officer directly on  This should be done as soon as possible and before the end of the summer term to ensure this request can be actioned and the email verified well in advance of 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 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.  They MUST bring this signed letter of consent from you, or we will not be able to release your results to them Please note that they are still subject to the request to complete a Covid-19 test prior to attending. 

Students should follow safer travel guidance and we would encourage them not to socialise in large groups with each other outside school.

Exam Certificates

Certificates, are received from the awarding organisations late in the Autumn term, for qualifications achieved during the Academic Year 2020-2021.

We will be arranging the issue of these by post again this year.  Please therefore ensure you contact us if your address changes between the end of this summer term and November 2021 to ensure you receive them via the correct address.  You can notify Mrs Miller Exams Officer of any address change at that time by emailing 

A further communication will be sent regarding these arrangements in October/November.  Certificates will be posted out to former students during December.

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. 

Appeals and further information

Please refer to the other sections at the top on this page which cover TAG’s and Appeals information, together with a copy of the document recently issued to students and parents which can be found at the bottom of the page “Summer 2021 Information for Candidates (Results, Appeals, Certificates)”

JCQ have also produced a timeline infographic for students and parents:


You can also find further details by referring to the Department for Education’s blog

Autumn Examinations

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

The timetable will run as follows:

  • A-level examinations start Monday 4th October and finish on Friday 22nd October
  • GCSE examinations start Monday 1st November to Tuesday 9th November (standard English and Maths GCSE timetable) All other GCSE’s Monday 15th November to Friday 3rd December

The deadlines for entry are:

  • A-level – 8th September
  • GCSE – 4th October

The exam boards will post the timetable on their websites over the summer. 

Please note that entry for these exams will be through the centre you are studying with in the Autumn with regards to GCSE’s (ie college, sixth form) but you can request an entry through us for A-levels.

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