Exams

 TAG Assessment Timetable

As a precaution, year 11 students will be completing assessments over the next few weeks in subjects where they will be having exams this summer. This is happening across the country in the event that exams need to be cancelled last-minute due to COVID and teachers need to award grades based on these assessments, as we did last year. It is really important that students revise well for these assessments, which will also help with revision for the actual exams next term. They will also be given the feedback on assessments, to help students prepare more effectively for exams this summer, as well as the grade for the assessment. Where subjects complete coursework/NEAs, they will also form part of the evidence.
Whilst the timetable below is the aim for each subject, there may be the odd change to dates if circumstances change (for example, if lessons are missed or there is a lot of absence). Teachers will let each student know what topics are needed for each assessment and provide them with support for revision. If there are any questions for a particular subject, students should ask their teachers. If anyone is generally concerned about revision or the assessments, they can speak to their tutor, student services or any other member of staff that they feel comfortable doing so.

Year 11 Core Subjects

Year 10 Core Subjects

Options Subjects

Other option subjects

DT: the TAG is based on the NEA and the December mock exam.
Engineering: the TAG is based on the NEA and the December mock exam.
Enterprise and marketing: the TAG will be based on the January external exam and the NEA work. If appropriate,
students may have the opportunity to do assessments for the external exam, but this will depend on exam results,
and so will be confirmed at a later date.
Food preparation and nutrition: the TAG is based on the NEA and the December mock exam.
iMedia: the TAG is based on the portfolio work.
Photography: the TAG is based on the portfolio work.
Sport science: the TAG will be based on the January external exam and the NEA work. If appropriate, students may
have the opportunity to do assessments for the external exam, but this will depend on exam results, and so will be
confirmed at a later date.

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 and Cambridge National 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.

Summer 2022 Exams

The timetable for Summer 2022 exams is shown at the following link: Exam timetable Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 Examination series runs from Monday 16 May until Friday 24 June 2022.

In line with Ofqual’s exam system contingency plan , Wednesday 29 June will be a ‘contingency day’ for all exam boards in the UK. This is an additional day at the end of the exam period. It will only be used in the event of major local or national disruption to summer 2022 exams, in which case it is possible that timetable dates could be affected up to and including the contingency day.

Schools are therefore asked to remind candidates sitting exams this summer that they will need to make sure that they are available until 29 June 2022.

 

 

Helpful Information for Exam Time

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR EXAM TIME

For information for Students and Parents/Carers, please see the Candidate exam handbook

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 Written Exams

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

 

Exam Boards

Exam Boards

There are four main Exam 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 from these Exam Boards by the Heads of Department. Students and parents can find further information by clicking on the links above.

Results

Results

A Level and GCSE Results Summer 2022

A Level Results Day: Thursday 18th August 2022

GCSE Results Day: Thursday 25th August 2022

Authorisation-for-Results-Collection If you are unable to collect results in person please complete this form.

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

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 Grading

GCSE new grading scale: factsheets
Information about the new GCSE grades for parents, employers and further and higher education providers.

Certificates

Certificates

Certificates are issued when a GCSE/GCE/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 Mrs Rachel Ogden.
r.ogden@settlecollege.n-yorks.sch.uk
(01729) 822451 extension number 222