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Examination & Results

 

Exam Office Open Hours & Contact Details

Term Time Exams Office open hours:   

Monday to Friday:       8:30am to 2:30pm

Contact Email:   examsanddata@stratfordschool.co.uk

Examination & Assessment Timetables

At Stratford upon Avon School there are usually the following main external written examination seasons:

  • November:  GCSE Re-sits
  • January:  Vocational qualifications
  • May/June:    GCSE and A Levels

In addition, there are:

  • March / April / May: GCSE Practical Exams
  • November / December / July:  Internal mock written exams

Details of each exam series will be confirmed in advance with a generic timetable.

Timetables will be published in this section. 

Internal

Timetables for internal written exams and assessments will be published in this section as soon as they are finalised.

Year 13 After School Assessment Timetable - March 2024

 

External

Timetables for external written exams and assessments will be published in this section as soon as they are finalised.

 
Summer 2024 External Written Exams

At Stratford upon Avon School summer term external written exams commence on 7 May 2024 and will run till 26 June 2024 (including the final JCQ national contingency date).   See below for the link to the school's specific Summer 2024 written exam timetable.

SUAS Summer 2024 External Exam Timetable (uploaded 31 January 2024)

In early March 2024, students will be issued their own personalised summer exam timetables via their Bromcom Student Portal Account.

 

Exam Board Timetables

Each exam board has published its own Summer 2024 timetable which can be accessed using the links below.

AQA Summer 2024 Exam Timetables

Pearson Edexcel Summer 2024 Exam Timetables

OCR Summer 2024 Exam Timetables

WJEC Eduqas Summer 2024 Exam Timetables

 

 
Private Candidates

Stratford upon Avon School can only accept private entry requests from candidates if they were on roll at Stratford upon Avon School and sat exams, or completed qualifications, during the previous academic year (or within the previous 12 month period).

Results

Results will be published online on each results day from 8am via Bromcom's Student Portal.  

Guidance for accessing Bromcom's Student Portal can be found here.

 

Grade Boundary Information

Each exam board publishes grade boundaries for each exam series on results days.  Please use the links below to access grade boundary information directly from exam board websites.  Grade boundary information can be useful in determining whether to consider a post results service.

AQA | Exams admin | Results days | Grade boundaries

Grade boundaries | Pearson qualifications

Grade boundaries (ocr.org.uk)

Grade Boundaries (eduqas.co.uk)

 

Post Results Services

Post Results Services

Each awarding body offers a range of post results services in line with JCQ Regulations.  These are services that are available to students after results are received. 

Information for GCSE and A Level Post Results Services will be prepared for each exam series and will include details of the services available, the fees payable and application deadlines.

Staff will also be available to assist with queries on each results day.  Details as to how to get in touch will be shared just prior to results day. 

General Information

Below is an overview of what each post results service entails.

Clerical Check - This service will include checks to:

  • ensure all parts of the script have been marked
  • the totalling of marks
  • the recording of marks
  • Completion of a clerical check takes up to 10 working days

IMPORTANT - If this service is used grades are not protected so can go down, stay the same or go up.

Review of Marking - A review of marking does not re-mark the script but reviews the original marking to ensure the agreed mark scheme has been applied correctly.  This service also includes clerical re-checks.  Completion deadline is within 20 calendar days of the awarding body receiving the request.

IMPORTANT - If this service is used grades are not protected so can go down, stay the same or go up.

A Level Priority Review of Marking is available for a very limited time and is for A Level students whose place is dependent on the review outcome.  Students must include their UCAS ID in the application to access this service.  This service can take up to 15 calendar days.

GCSE Priority Review of Marking is only on offer by Edexcel and available for a very limited time to help decide on next steps.  This service can take up to 15 calendar days.

Access to Scripts - Access to Scripts service allows you to request copies of your marked exam papers.  Scripts do not have examiner annotation on them, but you can see the marks.  The priority access to scripts service can be used if you need to see a copy of a paper to help decide whether to make a 'review of marking' application.  There is no guarantee papers will arrive before the priority review of marking deadline.

 

Deadlines and Fees

Details of A Level and GCSE post result services fees will published for each exam series below prior to the release of summer results days. 

Please note that the window for Summer 2023 post results services has now closed and no further requests can be submitted.

A Level Post Results Service Fees and Deadlines (fees are charged per exam unit)

GCSE Post Results Services Fees and Deadlines (fees are charged per exam unit)

Post Results Services Request and Consent Form

 

Grade Boundary Information

Each exam board publishes grade boundaries for each exam series on results days.  Please use the links below to access grade boundary information directly from exam board websites.  Grade boundary information can be useful in determining whether to consider a post result service.

AQA | Exams admin | Results days | Grade boundaries

Grade boundaries | Pearson qualifications

Grade boundaries (ocr.org.uk)

Grade Boundaries (eduqas.co.uk)

 
 

Collection of Certificates

Summer 2023 Series

Certificates of results from the Summer 2023 series will be available for collection from Monday 20 November 2023 until Tuesday 19 December 2023.  Collection instructions can be accessed via the link below.

Summer 2023 Certificate Collection Process

Full details of the collection process has been emailed to students and parents/carers.

 
Collection requests made after 19 December 2023

Students must email their certificate collection request to examsanddata@stratfordschool.co.uk allowing 2 working days notice.  The email request must be from the student's own email account and contain the following information:

  • Full Legal Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Year exams were taken
  • Date and time of collection (between 10am and 2pm term time only)

Students should collect their certificates in person and provide photo ID, or stipulate in their email request who will make the collection on their behalf.

 

Internal Appeals Procedure

Certain GCSE, GCE and other qualifications contain components of non-examination assessment (NEA) or units of coursework, which are internally assessed (marked) by Stratford upon Avon School and internally standardised.  The marks awarded (the internal assessment decisions) which contribute to the final grade of the qualification are then submitted by the deadline set by the awarding body for external moderation. 

The Internal Appeals Procedure confirms Stratford upon Avon School compliance with JCQ’s General Regulations for Approved Centres that the centre will:

• have in place and be available for inspection purposes, a written internal appeals procedure relating to internal assessment decisions and to ensure that details of this procedure are communicated, made widely available and accessible to all candidates

• before submitting marks to the awarding body inform candidates of their centre assessed marks and allow a candidate to request a review of the centre’s marking

The internal appeals procedure also supports the special consideration and post results service processes.

Internal Appeals Procedure

Student Exam Procedures

Students must ensure that they are familiar with the regulations of exams and the processes that are in place to support them.  The Exam Procedures - Student Guide contains key information that all students taking external assessments and exams during 2023-24 must read.

Exam Procedures - Student Guide 2023-24

 

Private Candidates

Stratford upon Avon School can only accept private entry requests from candidates if they were previously on roll at Stratford upon Avon School and sat exams, or completed qualifications, during the previous academic year (or within the previous 12 months).

Key JCQ Documentation

JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) produces information for candidates which provides important information regarding coursework, non-exam assessments as well as written and oral examinations.  Each document should be read by all students completing controlled assessments, coursework or non-exam assessments and external written exams.  Each document is contained within the Exam Procedures Guide 2023-24.

Information for Candidates 2023-24

JCQ Information for Candidates - Written Exams

JCQ Information for Candidates - Onscreen tests

JCQ Information for Candidates - Coursework

JCQ Information for Candidates - Non Examined Assessments

JCQ Information for Candidates - Social Media

JCQ Information for Candidates - Privacy Notice

JCQ Preparing for Exams

JCQ Warning to Candidates poster

JCQ Unauthorised Items poster

The JCQ documents are for all schools in England and Wales to ensure consistency of approach and the integrity of the examination system.

Examination Guidance - On the Day

Ensure you know exactly when your exams are by referring to your exam timetable.

All students are expected to be wearing full school uniform for each exam.  Sixth Form students must adhere to the school dress code.

Remember to bring the correct equipment to each exam - a minimum of a black pen (but not a gel pen), a pencil and an eraser in a clear, uncoloured pencil case.

If you bring a bottle of water to the exam you must ensure it 500ml or smaller, transparent and uncoloured.  It must free of all labels and not have any writing or patterns.

Mobile phones, watches of any kind (including analogue wristwatches) and all types of data storage devices are strictly prohibited in all exam rooms.  This includes headphones and ear buds.

To avoid the risk of malpractice please ensure all pockets are empty.

Arrive at the designated assembly point in good time, at least 15 minutes before the start of the published exam time.

Awarding Body & Qualification Information

At Stratford upon Avon School we are registered with a number of awarding bodies in order to deliver a wide range of qualifications. 

To find out which awarding bodies are being used for Summer 2024 (Year 11 and 13 only), please download the information from the link below.

Summer 2024 Exam Board Information (Year 11 and 13 only)

Awarding Body Contact Details

Below are details of the key awarding bodies with whom we work with and a link to their site for helpful materials.  Please note that the most recent papers are not available for general public access.

AQA

Devas Street
Manchester
M15 6EX

http://web.aqa.org.uk/exams-office/exams-guidance/qp-ms_finder.php

 

Edexcel/Pearson

190 High Holborn
London
WC1V 7BH

http://www.edexcel.com/i-am-a/student/Pages/pastpapers.aspx

 

OCR

Syndicate Building
1 Hills Road
Cambridge
CB1 2EU

http://www.ocr.org.uk/i-want-to/download-past-papers/

 

WJEC/Eduqas

245 Western Avenue
Cardiff
CF5 2YX

http://www.wjec.co.uk/students/past-papers/