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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 mock exams

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

Important Exam Updates

A 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.  From 15 to 29 January OFQUAL and the DfE ran joint consultations seeking views on how grades and qualifications should be awarded this year for both general and vocational qualifications .  Links to both consultation outcome reports published on 25 February 2021 can be found below.  Supporting infographics are also available.

GCSE & A Level

Decisions on how GCSE, AS and A level grades will be determined in summer 2021 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

OFQUAL GCSE, AS and A Level Infographic

 

Vocational Qualifications

Alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other general qualifications in 2021 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

OFQUAL Vocational Qualification Infographic

Each awarding body is now working to provide detailed guidance based on the outcome reports and this expected before Easter break. 

 

More information can be found in the Exam Updates and Information section, including FAQs.

Examination & Assessment Timetables

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

Internal

Summer 2021 Practical Assessment Timetable - April 2021 

Year 11 Mock Timetable - May 2021

Year 12 & 13 Mock Timetable - May 2021

 

External

Summer 2021

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. 

Each awarding body is now working to provide detailed guidance based on the outcome reports and this expected before the Easter break. 

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

From Monday 22 March 2021 the opportunity to collect certificates will resume.  It will be a strict appointment only process to ensure staff and public safety.  To arrange collection of certificates for qualifications achieved at Stratford upon Avon School please email:

examsanddata@stratfordschool.co.uk

Please be aware that the certificate 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 05.03.2021 following the publication joint OFQUAL & DfE reports concerning summer 2021 exam arrangements. Key update is the change to results days.

 

Private Candidates

Stratford upon Avon School can only accept private entry requests from candidates if they were on roll at 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) 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