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 

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 - January 2021

As you may have seen, the Department for Education (DfE) has announced that GCSE, AS and A-level exams will not go ahead this summer.

Ofqual is currently in a process of consultation to decide how grades will be awarded this year.

Once this consultation process has concluded, Ofqual will issue guidelines, at which point we will be able to issue an update. 


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.

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

January 2021 update : Once we know some of the factors included within the exam replacement system, we will make a decision on the Spring Mocks and replacement Mocks for students who did not sit Mocks in school before Christmas.

 

8th March 2021 - Year 11 Spring Mock Exams begin (See note above)  Year 11 Revision Booklet 2021

4th May 2021 - Year 7 Internal Exams begin

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

25 Feb

Year 13 Parents' Evening - online event

5:30pm - 7:30pm
 
01 Mar

Year 7 2021 - Admissions National Allocation Day

All Day
 
04 Mar

Year 12 Parents' Evening -online event

5:30pm - 7:30pm
 
05 Mar

Vaccinations- DTP/MenACWY (Year 9) Boys & Girls - 2nd session if required

All Day