The majority of GCSE/GCE exams are sat in May/June. English and Maths GCSE resits take place in November, and CTEC exams in January.

Timetables are provided for students with the date, room and time of their external/public exams. The timetable shows all units and subject awards 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.

Each student is assigned a four-digit Candidate Number (Exam Number), which will need to be written on every external exam paper and some coursework pieces. This number can be found on all individual external exam timetables, and is also on the student’s exam desk name card.

Exams 2017/18

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

Monday 8th – Friday 12th January 2018

Years 10 to 13 Internal Mock Examinations
Monday 15th – Friday 26th January 2018
Internally produced timetables are handed out to students in advance of these exams.

GCE & GCSE Examinations

Monday 14th May – Tuesday 26th June 2018
The timetable will be published here by Easter 2018.

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


and for Settle College Exam Rules.

Exam Clashes –
if you appear to be scheduled for two or more exams in the same session (am or pm) this is known as a ‘clash’.  See the Exams Officer (Ms Moorhouse) if you have any concerns.

There are also coursework/practical exams called Controlled Assessments in several subjects. These exams are set by the teachers during the academic year.

Revision Sessions are run by some departments in the run-up to the summer exams.  The timetable will be published, nearer the time, on our Extra-Curricular page.


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

Examination Boards

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


Results 2017
June exams –

GCE (A/AS Level) Results: Thursday 17th August 2017
8:00am in the Library – A2 (Year 13 only)
10:00am in the Library – AS

GCSE  Results: Thursday 24th August 2017
9:00am in the Hall – Year 11 only
11:00am in the Hall – Year 10

Results 2018
November exams – Results Day 11th January 2018
June exams – Results Day in August (GCE : 16th August 2018/GCSE : 23rd August 2018)

If students cannot collect their results in person, they must complete an Authorisation for Results Collection form. Alternatively, they can bring a stamped addressed envelope before the end of the summer term, for results to be sent home.

We are not permitted to release any results to a third party without a student’s prior authorisation.

Enquiries About Results (EAR)

When results are released the Exam Boards allow a few weeks for students or teachers to make ‘Enquiries About Results.’  These post-results services incur a charge which students/parents are usually expected to cover. For information please see the Post Results Services Booklet 2017.


Certificates are issued when a GCSE/GCE/BTEC/CTEC course has been completed in full. Each Exam Board issues their own certificates once all EARs have been completed, which is usually a couple of months after the results day.

Certificates will be given out at our Senior Prizegiving Evening, which takes place in December.  Students will need these for any courses/employment throughout their working life, so must collect from school if they are unable to attend Prizegiving.  Please phone the Exams Officer to arrange collection.

We are only legally obliged to hold these certificates for 12 months, after which they will be confidentially destroyed.  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 about £40 per certificate.

Who to seek help from on examination matters:

At Settle College, the Exams Officer is Ms Sarah Moorhouse.
(01729) 822451 extension number 222