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 December, 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. External exams MUST be taken at the scheduled time and date, except in the event of a clash.


For information for Students and Parents/Carers, please see the Candidate Exam Handbook 2018-19

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

Click here for a Handy Checklist to use before each exam

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:



Exams dates 2018/19          


GCSE External Exams – re-sits only
Monday 5th November – Monday 12th November 2018
Click here to view the GCSE Resits November 18 Timetable

Years 9, 10 & 11 Mock Exams
Monday 3rd – Tuesday 18th December 2018
Click here to view the NEW Y9 Y10 Y11 Mock Timetable

Y9 Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education Unit 2 Exam
Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 1.15pm

Y10/Y11 Level 1/2 National Certificate in Enterprise & Marketing
Thursday 10th January 2019 at 9am

Years 12 & 13 Mock Exams plus Y9 Y10 Y11 Y12 Y13 External Exams
Monday 7th – Friday 18th January 2019
Click here to view the January 2019 Exams Timetable


GCE & GCSE External Exams
Monday 13th May – Wednesday 26th June 2019
Click here to view the Settle College Summer 2019 Exams Timetable


Please also note, JCQ allocate an “Exam Contingency Day” annually at the end of the exam season. This is to support any disruption to the exams due to unforeseen circumstances. Students need to ensure they are available up to Wednesday 26th June 2019 just in case the contingency day is required.

There are also non-examined assessments/practical exams/centre assessed units. These assessment dates are set by the teachers during the academic year and they will make candidates aware.

Year 12 Mock Exams June 2019 and Core Subject Internal Exams

Monday 17th June – Friday 28th June 2019

See main exam timetable above for details

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, as well as on this page.

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.

Summer 2019 A level Results Day – Thursday 15th August 2019

Year 13 8am in the library

Year 12 10am in the library


Summer 2019 GCSE Results Day – Thursday 22nd August 2019

Year 11 10am in the hall

Year 10 11am in the 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 the results will be posted on the day of release.

Post-results Services

Post-results services, such as clerical checks and reviews of marking are offered by the exam boards – please see the Post results services booklet for details.

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 exam matters:

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