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Exam Information

Information about appealing your grade - Summer 2021 - click here

Form to use to appeal your grades - Summer 2021 - click here

We recommend all our students who have been entered for qualifications this summer to read this guide published by Ofqual on how GCSEs, A levels, vocational and technical qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2021: Student guide to awarding: summer 2021

Following the government’s announcement that exams will not take place in summer 2021, Ofqual have confirmed the process by which grades will be awarded this year.  Full details of their decisions can be found here, and these are summarised in the infographic below. 

JCQ have published guidance to help parents and students understand how exam grading will work this summer JCQ-Guidance-for-Students-and-Parents-on-Summer-2021.pdf

More information can be found on the Olympus Trust letters below

5 March 2021

19 March 2021 

GCSE & A level Certificates 2020

Summer 2020 Certificates for students are now available and can be collected by prior appointment only.  Please email the Exams team to arrange an appointment.  We will NOT be posting them home.

Preparation for exams

All students are reminded to be in full school uniform for each exam and to bring the correct equipment (see below). Students arriving to school without suitable uniform will be provided with a loan of the correct uniform item.

 For each exam you will need:                         

  • A see through pencil case

  • Black pens

  • Pencils

  • Rubber

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Ruler

For some exams you may also need

  • A pair of compasses

  • Protractor

  • Coloured pencils

  • Calculator

You can buy, from the Exams Office, Finance and Reprographics, an ‘Exam Kit’ for £2.00. This will consist of a pencil case containing most of the things you will need. Calculators can be purchased for £9.50 from Finance. You will need to provide your own coloured pencils.

It is vitally important to your future that you attend all your exams. If you do not attend any exam without a valid reason, which must be confirmed in writing to the Exams Office, then you will be asked to pay the entry fee for the exam you have missed.

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