Exams

Our examinations system is run by Ms. Dorota Swiatlowska, Examinations Officer. For more information please contact Ms. Swiatlowska by email at D.Swiatlowska@stmarys.net 

 

Collection of Examination Certificates - Summer 2020

Summer 2020 certificates the dispatch date is yet to be confirmed. Please ensure that we have your correct address.  These will be posted out via Royal Mail. If you wish to have your certificates sent recorded delivery, please write to Miss Swiatlowska enclosing a cheque for £5.00 made payable to St Mary’s Catholic School.

For further Annual Information regarding exams results please click on the following link Admissions and scroll down to the Annual Information Section

   

Summer 2021 (Dfe) Exams Update

As you may have seen, 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.

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) will shortly be consulting on a provisional version of the new exam timetable for Summer 2021. There will also be adjustments to the timetable for Vocational and Technical Qualifications.

Results days will be a little later than usual - see below:

Exams Results Days 2021

A Level Results Day - Tuesday 24th August 2021

GCSE Results Day - Friday 27th August 2021

 

Please find below the examination periods throughout this academic year.

Exam information including timetables, information to candidates and any other relevant notices will be displayed here during each examination period.

JCQ has announced the dates for entry and exams for the autumn series 2-23rd November GCSEs - Entry deadline GCSE 18/9/20 and 5-23rd October A levels - Entry deadline A levels 4/9/2020  please see further information by clicking on the link below:  

https://www.jcq.org.uk/jcq-announces-examination-dates-for-the-autumn-2020-series/

Please note due to Covid19 it is possible that exam dates may be revised

GCE/GCSE and Oxbridge Exams Autumn Timetable 

7th December 2020 - Year 11 & 13 Mock Exams begin

Year 11 Mock Timetable - Monday 7th December - Thursday 17th December 2020

Year 13 Mock Timetable - Monday 7th December - Thursday 17th December 2020

8th March 2021 - Year 11 Spring Mock Exams begin 

4th May 2021 - Year 7 Internal Exams begin

26th May 2021 - 2nd July 2021 GCSE Exams                                             

26th May 2021 - 2nd July 2021 GCE Exams 

14th June 2021 - Year 12 Internal Exams begin

21st June 2021 - Year 10 Mock Exams begin

28th June 2021 - Years 8 & 9 Internal Exams begin  

Important Information for Candidates

 Exam Protocol for Internal Exams  

JCQ Regulations – Important Information to Candidates

It is essential that every candidate reads these important documents 

Social Media

Written Examinations

Controlled Assessments

Coursework

Onscreen Tests

Privacy Notice

  

Bridging the Gap from GCSE to A Level

The move from GCSE to A Level can be quite a daunting one. Students will be given the tools with which they will become more independent in their studies which will in turn mean that they will gain the most from their courses. Preparation, additional reading and research can all support this new level of independence and challenge.  Bridging the Gap is a short document which is intended to give students an insight of where they can start to look for additional materials to support their studies. This should start as post GCSE Summer Reading and continue throughout Sixth Form.  Please ensure you have read and made a start on the work that is outlined in the booklet in the subjects you intend to take in September.  In addition, do ask Subject teachers questions on Results Day about the course and the work load.

  

2019 GCSE Table of Results 

Performance Measures

Year

Attainment 8

Progress 8

Math/Eng +5%

Ebacc APS*

Staying in Education or Employment

2019

52.8

0.24

58%

4.91

99%

2018

56.4

0.61

63%

5.16

99%

2017

55.8

0.20

63%

N/A

99%

2016

57.3

0.26

80%**

N/A

99%

2015

58.8

0.46

80%**

N/A

94%

2014

57.4

0.37

73%**

N/A

N/A

 *denotes new performance measure in 2017/18
**denotes new performance measure in 2016/17

  

2019 A Level Table of Results

Year

Average Grade

Average Point Score

Value Added

Staying in Education or Employment

Completing Main Programme of Study

Maths and English GCSE Retake Progress

2019

C+

34.39

+0.04

N/A

N/A

Supp

2018

B-

36.11

N/A*

N/A

N/A

Supp

2017

C+

34.45

+0.14

98%

94.5%

Supp

2016

C+

33.90

+0.09

97%

N/A

Supp

2015

C

31.13

-0.01

92%

N/A

Supp

* Data available January 2019

 


Link to our school and college performance table's page
  - the government are not publishing data for the summer 2020 exam series further information can be found at the above link

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

01 Dec

Year 11 Futures Meetings - online event

1 December, 2020 – 3 December, 2020
 
07 Dec

Years 11 and 13 Mock Exams

7 December, 2020 – 17 December, 2020
 
18 Dec

End of Autumn Term (early finish)

All Day
 
04 Jan

Pupils return (Spring Term)

All Day