Numeracy & Literacy Exams
All students in Years 7-11 sit examinations as appropriate. In Year 11 all students sit mock examinations during the Autumn Term. The school prepares all students to enter for public examinations. See more information for parents & carers from the Welsh Government here
Exams Years 10 – 13
If a student has studied a subject and been entered on an examination, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure they attend school and sit it. Should a student miss the examination without a justifiable reason (agreed by the Headteacher) the entry fee must be paid by the parent.
Last year’s results are distributed when the Government Tables of Examinations results are published. Each year the majority of our Year 13 students continue their studies at Universities and Colleges of Further Education.
Please see our Examination Information Booklet for more information or e-mail the Examinations Officer if you need further assistance. You may also wish to visit our Examination Support page to access some useful revision resources, tips and advice.
Examination Timetables 2023-2024
Examination Contingency Days 2024
Summer 2024 contingency days
The awarding bodies have collectively agreed a contingency day for several years now which is always scheduled at the end of the GCSE, GCE AS and A-level exam timetables.
The contingency day is in the event of national or significant local disruption to exams in the United Kingdom, being part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for exams.
For the Summer 2024 exams, the awarding bodies have agreed to include two additional half-day contingency sessions. These are on Thursday 6 June 2024 and Thursday 13 June 2024. The standard contingency day remains at the end of the timetable being scheduled on Wednesday 26 June 2024.
Candidates should remain available until Wednesday 26 June 2024 in case examinations need to be rescheduled.
JCQ & Qualifications Wales Documents
JCQ candidate information documents to download:
Results day following the November examinations will be on Thursday 11th January 2024.
Understand your examination results statement.
On results day, you will receive a ‘Candidate Statement of Results’.
This will have a list of the subjects that you have studied and your overall qualification grade, along with any unit grades.
Please see the attached document which will help you understand your results sheet.
Post Results information.
Unhappy with your results?
As a school we can request one of the ‘Post Results Services’. You must give your permission to us before we can apply on your behalf. We must also receive the fee from you before we apply.
These are the options:
These must be completed and returned to the Exam Officer with payment so the request can be made to the exam board.
The forms will also be available on Results Day.
The results sheets you receive on Results Day are NOT your actual certificates.
If you have any queries about your results, please contact your subject teacher as soon as possible.
Collection dates for GCSE and A Level certificates will be posted on this website.
When applicable, collections can be made from the school reception from this date during term-time mornings only please.
Collecting Examination Certificates
Examination Boards send the certificates to us in November /December following the summer Exam season.
Students in Years 12 and 13 will be given their GCSE and AS certificates in school and asked to sign for them.
Students that have not returned to school can collect their certificates in person from the school reception or nominate somebody to collect their certificates on their behalf. All certificates will need to be signed for. Please contact the Exam Officer by email if you which to nominate somebody else to collect. These will be ready for collection from January 2024.
Under regulations, we are authorised to keep certificates for a minimum of 12 months from the date of issue. After 12 month, any unclaimed certificates can then be destroyed in a confidential manner.
Certificates are valuable documents as they are the official record of exam results and should be looked after carefully. The school cannot provide replacements if they are lost; you must request replacements from the exam boards directly, for which they charge a fee.
We still holding some certificates from 2019. Please contact the Examinations Officer: email@example.com if you need to check that we have your certificates or for information on qualifications for previous years.
Personalised assessments are statutory for learners in Years 2 to 9 in maintained schools in Wales.
The purpose of personalised assessments is to help all children progress through understanding what they can do, the things they cannot do, and their next steps.
Individual feedback and progress are available on Hwb using your child’s username and password.