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Exam Office Details

Exams Office Details

Telephone:    01789 268 051

Email:   examsanddata@stratfordschool.co.uk

Exams Office term time open hours: 

8.30am to 2.30pm

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

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

In addition there are:

  • March/April/May: GCSE Practical Exams
  • January/April/July:  External and Pre-Public Examinations (PPE)

Details of each exam series will be confirmed in advance with a timetable published in the section below.

Important Exam Updates

On the 4 January 2021 the government announced a national lock down to address the rapidly spreading new variant of Covid-19.  The national lock down means that schools are closed and will deliver online lessons.

The impact of this school closure is that the Year 11 and 13 PPE, scheduled to start on Monday 11 January, have been postponed.  External exams scheduled to take place in January 2021 will continue as planned (as advised by DfE on 04/01/2021).

Please watch the video message below for an update from school.

https://bit.ly/SuAS-Jan21ExamUpdate

Please use the link below to see details of the national lock down guidance issued on 4 January 2021.

National lockdown: Stay at Home - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Examination & Assessment Timetables

Timetables for each exam series, once confirmed, will be published in this section. 

Internal Exams

Year 11 PPE - January 2021 - Postponed

Year 13 PPE - January 2021 - Postponed

 

External Exams

External Exam Timetable - January 2021

Following an announcement by the DfE on 13 January 2021, all external assessments scheduled for February and March 2021 have been cancelled.  

Letter from Gavin Williamson to Simon Lebus (publishing.service.gov.uk)

 

Summer 20201

The government announcement on 4 January 2021 stated that Summer 2021 exams would not take place as normal and that details surrounding this would be issued in due course following discussions with OFQUAL.

AQA

Pearson Edexcel

OCR

WJEC Eduqas

Important Public Health Information

There are vital public health measures put in place by government that must be followed by all to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 across communities.  Please read carefully the Covid-19 Public Health Advice - exams 2020-21 which details how Stratford upon Avon School will manage and mitigate health risks for those involved in delivering and sitting exams.

Covid-19 Public Health Advice - exams 2020-21 (12.01.2021)

Updates to this advice will be made as government guidance is published.

Travelling to and from school

Please refer to government guidance for travel which must be followed when travelling to and from school.

Gov UK - Safer Travel Guidance for Passengers

Post Results Services

Post results services are available for the Autumn 2020 series.  Please contact the Exams Office directly for more information. 

 

Collection of Certificates - Summer 2020 Series

IMPORTANT - Due to national lock down restrictions which were announced by government on 4 January 2021, we have paused the certificate collection process.  We will update this page when certificate collections can resume again safely.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please be aware that the collection process is subject to change following any government Covid-19 Public Health announcements.

Review of Coursework/NEA Marking Appeals Policy

Student Exam Procedures

Students must ensure that they are familiar with the regulations of exams and processes that are in place to support them.  The Exam Procedures - Student Guide 2020-21 contains key information that all students taking external assessments and exams during 2020-21 must read.

Exam Procedures - Student Guide 2020-21

Document updated on 12.10.2020 following an update from OFQUAL concerning summer 2021 exam arrangements. 

OFQUAL announcement 12.10.2020

Key JCQ Documentation

JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) have produced information for candidates which provide you with 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 taking external exams.  Each document is all contained with thin the Exam Procedures - Student Guide 2020-21.

Information for Candidates 2020-21

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

 

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

Examination Guidance - On the Day

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

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

If you bring a bottle of water to the exam you must remove the label and ensure it is no bigger than 500ml, clear and uncoloured.

Mobile phones, smart watches and all types of data storage devices are strictly prohibited in all exam rooms.  This includes headphones and ear buds.

Wrist watches of any kind are also prohibited in the exam rooms

All students are expected in full school uniform for each exam.

And finally... arrive in good time, at least 15 minutes before the start of the published exam time.

Awarding Body Information

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

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/

GCSE Exam Prep

Please see the link below for the latest GCSE prep:

http://bit.ly/SuASRevise