Most external exams are taken in May-June of the academic year, English and Maths GCSE re-sits are taken in November and some CTEC exams in January. There are also internal/mock exams in January, March and June.

Timetables are provided for students with the date, room and time of their external exams. The timetable shows all the papers for which a student is entered. This information needs to be checked carefully by students and parents/carers. Students receive two copies of their exam timetable – one sent home with a letter, and one to go into the front of their planner. External exams MUST be taken at the scheduled time and date, except in the event of a clash.

NEW – for information for Students and Parents/Carers, please see the Candidate Exam Handbook 2017-18

Exam time can be stressful – for tips on coping with exam stress and pressure, plus how to deal with pressure from your family and how to stop worrying about not getting the grades you need, have a look at Exams stress and pressure from Childline

Exams dates 2017/18          


GCSE External Examinations – re-sits only
Wednesday 1st November – Friday 10th November 2017

Y12 Y13 External Exams CTEC
Monday 8th – Friday 12th January 2018
Click here to view the CTEC Exam Timetable Jan 18

Years 10 to 13 Mock Examinations
Monday 15th – Friday 26th January 2018
Click here to view the January 2018 Mock Timetable

Years 10 & 11 Internal Exams
Monday 19th – Friday 23rd March 2018

GCE & GCSE External Examinations
Monday 14th May – Tuesday 26th June 2018
Click here to view the Summer 2018 GCE GCSE Exams Timetable

Click the links to view the Settle College Exam Rules and the JCQ Information for candidates – written exams

Click the link below to view Information for Candidates regarding the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) regulations for external examinations:


There are also non-examined assessments/practical exams. These exams are set by the teachers during the academic year.

Year 12 Mock Exams June 2018

Click for the timetable for Y12 Mocks June 2018 – mocks and extra exams printed in red

Internal/mock exams
Any internal exam dates are set by the Exams Officer in consultation with Subject Leaders and are communicated with pupils via a mock examination timetable which is distributed in Forms and displayed on the examination noticeboard near to the sixth form centre.

Revision Sessions are run by some departments in the run-up to the summer exams.  The timetable is on our Extra-Curricular page.


BTEC/CTEC courses are mainly coursework based; however, there are now external/public timetabled exams for some of these courses. All coursework deadlines are set by the teachers.

Exam Boards

There are four main Exam Boards (also called Awarding Bodies) – AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC. These Exam Boards all offer the full range of subjects, but the courses followed at Settle College are chosen from these Exam Boards by the Head of Department. All the Exam Boards have websites where students and parents can find further information.


Exam results are released throughout the year following each exam series:

November exams 

January CTEC exams

GCE Results Day
Thursday 16th August 2018

 A Level Results – available from 08:00am in the library

 AS Results – available from 10:00am in the library

GCSE Results Day
Thursday 23rd August 2018

Y11 GCSE Results – available from 10:00am in the main hall

Y10 GCSE Results – available from 11:00am in the main hall

Please note we will not be able to give out results by telephone or email. If students are not able to collect their results on the scheduled day, they can authorise someone to collect their results for them by completing the Authorisation for Results Collection form. We are not permitted to release results to a third party (including a parent) without this authorisation form plus proof of ID. Alternatively, students can bring a stamped self-addressed envelope to the Exams Officer before the end of the summer term and result will be posted on the day of release.

GCSE Grading

GCSE new grading scale: factsheets
Information about the new GCSE grades for parents, employers and further and higher education providers.
4:14pm, 11 May 2018: Updated to reflect the new GCSE qualifications being examined for the first time this summer.


Certificates are issued when a GCSE/GCE/BTEC/CTEC course has been completed in full. Certificates are not issued where a ‘U’ grade is awarded. Each Exam Board issues their own certificates once all post-results services have been completed, which is usually a couple of months after the results day. Certificates are handed out at Senior Prizegiving in December. If a student is unable to attend, they must arrange to collect from school.We are only legally obliged to hold these certificates for 12 months.  Students will need these for any courses/employment throughout their careers.  If certificates are lost it is the student’s responsibility to request replacement documents directly from the Exam Board, for which there is a charge of over £40 per qualification.

Who to seek help from on examination matters:

At Settle College, the examination officer is Ms S Moorhouse.
(01729) 822451 extension number 222