Students at the College sit the
majority of their GCSE exams at the end of Year 12. Students will be
entered by their teacher and receive an individual examination timetable before
COURSEWORK/ CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT
A number of subjects have a coursework component at GCSE level. In
order to maximise the opportunity of improving your grade it is important you
complete all work within the deadline set by your teachers. Before you submit
any coursework you will be asked to sign an authentication statement confirming
that you have read and followed the coursework regulations. You will find a
copy in your homework diary.
TIER OF ENTRY
At GCSE level a number of subjects have different tiers of entry.
There are normally only two levels Foundation and Higher. Language subjects are
slightly different in that a student may be entered for the foundation tier in
one component, for e.g. in the written paper and Higher tier in the speaking
test. Based on your performance throughout the course your teacher will
recommend you for a particular tier of entry. If you wish to deviate from this,
written permission from a parent/ guardian will be required.
Students should note that the
College pays the fees the first time they sit their exams. If a student fails
to turn up for an exam, the College will still be expected to pay for that
exam. It is important therefore that candidates inform the school if they are
unable to sit an exam. Students will be asked to provide medical evidence to
explain their absence. If a doctor’s letter is not provided, the student will
be required to pay the exam fee.
Students wishing to re-sit a
GCSE module can do so but only once. Modules available in January are Maths,
English Language and Learning for Life and Work. Science modules are available
All GCSE modules are available
in June. Forms are available from the College Reception and Website. Please be
aware that re-sits will incur charges and have deadlines respectively.
Results of November exams will
be distributed to pupils, in the College, on 9th January 2014.
Results of January exams will
be distributed to pupils, in the College, on 6th March 2014.
Results for summer modules will
be posted out and should arrive on Thursday 21st August 2014. Students
will also be able to collect their results from school after 10am on that
day. Results will not be given over the telephone or sent via email.
POST RESULTS SERVICES
The College offers various Post
Results Services. Click here for more information.
AT NO TIME DURING THE EXAMS SHOULD STUDENTS HAVE A MOBILE PHONE OR
ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH THEM IN THE HALL. EVEN IF SWITCHED OFF.
POSSESSION OF UNAUTHORISED ITEMS COULD RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE
CURRENT EXAM AND OVERALL QUALIFICATION.
ALL EXAMS UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED ARE TO BE COMPLETED IN BLACK
INK. USE OF GEL PENS IS PROHIBITTED.