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Exam Information

All students in years 11 12 & 13 have been issued with an email with links to JCQ exam rules and regulations for this year.  

Here is the link Information for candidates documents - JCQ Joint Council for Qualifications

An updated Exam information booklet for 2022-2023 will also be with them shortly.

It is very important that students read through this information provided 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.

Students Guide to Malpractice leaflet will also be issued to read in conjunction with the booklet.  
The updated copy of these documents will be added to the section at the bottom of the page, once issued.

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 2022-2023:

We had a period of fully timetabled PPE’s for Year 11 & 13 during November and the January/February 2023 session is now under way for Year 11 and 13 – this includes a number of external exams during this period for these year groups plus some Year 12 in specific subjects.  Individual exam timetables have been issued and a copy of the overall exam timetable is below:

Timetable for January February 2023 External & PPE’s Yr11 13 & some Yr12

Details of future internal exams will be posted here when available, with the next fully timetabled session due in the summer 2023 for Year 10 core subjects.

Summer 2023 – External GCSE’s and GCE’s

The overall general exam timetable for summer 2023 will be posted below shortly, for information.  Written exams begin week commencing 15th May and run to 23rd June depending on subjects taken.  There are however other exams in the weeks leading up to the written exam season, such as Art, Photography, French and Spanish Speaking tests, Drama and PE assessments etc that students should be prepared for, with relevant department notifying them of the specific dates.

The awarding bodies have designated Wednesday 28 June 2023 as the ‘contingency day’ for examinations. The afternoons of Thursday 8 June and Thursday 15 June have been designated as ‘contingency afternoons’ for examinations.

The designation of ‘contingency days’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or significant local disruption to examinations in the United Kingdom. It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations. We must therefore remind candidates and parents that students must remain available until Wednesday 28 June 2023 should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan

The Elizabethan Academy – GCE and GCSE results day arrangements

The JCQ have released and confirmed the dates for results days in the summer.  Details of our specific timings are below:

A Levels – Thursday 17th August 2023 – in main hall 
10am to 1pm 
GCSEs – Thursday 24th August 2023 – in main hall 
10am to 1pm 

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 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.

Information regarding enquiries about results processes, procedures and fees will be posted at the bottom of the page during the summer term and students will also receive details in their results envelopes.

Exam Certificates

Certificates, for qualifications achieved during the Academic Year 2021-2022 are being issued by post to former students in January 2023.

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 for qualifications achieved during the Academic Year 2022-2023, will again be by post once certificates are received in November 2023.  After collation and checking they will be issued during January 2024.

Please therefore ensure you contact us if your address changes following the end of the summer term 2023 to ensure you receive them via the correct address at that time.  You can notify Mrs Miller Exams Officer of any address change relating to certificates at that time by emailing

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: