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The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that GCSE, AS and A-level exams will go ahead next summer – and teachers and students will be given more time to prepare for them, to help make up for the disruption caused by the pandemic. 

Most exams will take place three weeks later than usual. The summer exam series will start on 7 June and end on 2 July for almost all AS and A-levels and GCSEs.

However, one GCSE English and one GCSE maths paper will be scheduled before the summer half term, to give students affected by Covid the best chance of being able to sit at least one paper in these two qualifications. Some exams for AS and A-level qualifications which typically have low entry numbers will be scheduled before the half term break too.  

A level Results Day - Tuesday 24 August

GCSE Results Day - Friday 27 August

 

Exam Timetable - Summer 2020

The GCSE timetable for Summer 2020 is available here

Individual student timetables will be distributed to students with their seat numbers shortly after the Easter holidays.

  • JCQ (Exam Board regulator) has stated that all students sitting exams in the summer must remain available until Wednesday 24 June 2020.  This date has been set by the Exam Boards as a contingency day and will be used in the event of national or local disruption to exams. All Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12/Year 13 students should therefore be available on this date.

  • All other exams, for Year 11 and Year 12/Year 13 will commence after Easter (w/c 20 April) with the practical/speaking exams, and the main written exams from 11 May until the 24 June.

Results Days 2020

Thursday 13 August - Year 12/Year 13 Students

Thursday 20 August – Year 11 Students

RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM 9:30am

If you are unable to collect your results in person and you would like:

  •  an electronic copy, please provide the Exams Office with your email address and you will receive your copy before 4.00pm

  • a paper copy, please write a letter authorising for someone to collect results on your behalf. The letter must be sent to Holderness Academy before the end of term. Alternatively, the person who will be collecting your results can bring the letter on the day. The letter must be signed by you. Results will not be issued to another person without the necessary letter of authority. Any person collecting results on your behalf must have photo identification.

Please email urgent enquiries to exams@holderness.academy

Enquiries about results (EARs)

EARs may be requested by centre staff or the candidate following the release of results. A request for a review of marking or clerical check requires the written consent of the candidate.  A request for a re-moderation of internally assessed work may be submitted without the consent of the group of candidates.

Candidates can make a request for an EAR and this will be paid for by the candidate.  The Exams Officer will process any review of marking request made by candidates; it is not the Exams Officer’s responsibility to decide whether or not a review of marking is advisable.

For more information regarding Post-Results Service please visit JCQ website https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/post-results-services/post-results-services-june-2019-and-november-2019

Notices To Candidates

The Joint Council for Qualifications publishes Notices to Candidates on their website http://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents including important guidance on written exams, privacy and social media.

Guidance for Students and Parents can be found on the Gov website by clicking on the link below. This explains to students how they can avoid making mistakes which could lose them marks or lead to disqualification from an exam.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/be-exam-smart?utm_source=bd376574-fc22-47c7-b6e8-ad33e74d2123&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate 

Please click on the link below to find information on how Parents/Carers can help students with exam stress on the NHS website.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/coping-with-exam-stress/

This useful video gives guidance to candidates to make sure that they are fully prepared for examinations:

 

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