Autumn Exam Series 2020
- A level / AS – Monday 5th to Friday 23rd October
- GCSE – Monday 2nd to Monday 23rd November
For timetable, click on “Exam Dates 2020/21” below
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.
- Centre Assessed Grades
The Centre Assessed Grades Process
For information from Ofqual about this summer’s Centre Assessed Grading Process for awarding GCSEs, AS and A levels summer 2020, Further information from JCQ here.
- Helpful Information for Exam Time
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR EXAM TIME
For information for Students and Parents/Carers, please see the Candidate exam handbook (2020-21 coming soon)
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 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 Dates 2020/21
Exams dates 2020/21
GCSE External Exams – re-sits only
Monday 2nd to Monday 9th November 2020 – Results 14th January 2021
Maths – 3rd, 5th and 9th November
English Language – 2nd and 4th November
Extra Autumn 2020 exam series for those students unhappy with grades from summer 2020 or those students who were entered for exams but were unable to be graded:
A level / AS – Monday 5th to Friday 23rd October 2020 – Results 17th December 2020
GCSE – Monday 2nd to Monday 23rd November 2020 – Results 14th January 2021
Click here for the Autumn Term Exams Timetasble
GCSE Mock Exams (Y10/11)
Monday 30th November to Friday 11th December 2020
Y10/Y11 Level 1/2 Cambridge Nationals
Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th January 2021
Years 12 & 13 CTEC Exams
Monday 11th to Thursday 14th January 2021
Click here for the CNAT CTEC Jan 2021 Exams Timetable
A level Mock Exams plus Y11 Core Mock Exams
Tuesday 23rd February to Friday 5th March 2021
GCSE Art mock – w/c 7th December 2020
GCSE Art exam – 28th, 29th & 30th April 2021
A level Art mock – w/c 18th March 2021
A level Art exam – 5th, 6th & 7th May 2021
GCSE MFL speaking exams window – 12th April to 14th May 2021
A level MFL speaking exams window – 19th April to 21st May 2021
GCSE Drama practical exams – to be confirmed
GCSE Food Prep & Nutrition NEA2 – 8th -19th March 2021 mornings
Hospitality & Catering L1/2 Award Unit 2 – 8th – 19th March 2021 mornings
Summer 2021 External Exam Series – Monday 7th June to Friday 2nd July 2021 (for “almost all exams”)
Please note – one GCSE Maths paper and one GCSE English paper will be before half term (details to be confirmed)
EXAMS CONTINGENCY DAY FOR ALL EXTERNAL EXAMS (to be confirmed)
Y12 and Y10 core subject mock exams – to be confirmed
A level results day – Tuesday 24th August 2021
GCSE results day – Friday 27th August 2021
Please 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. All candidates must be available up to and including the contingency day.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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, such as clerical checks and reviews of marking are offered by the exam boards – please see the Post results services booklet for details. Not available Summer 2020.
- GCSE Grading
GCSE new grading scale: factsheets
Information about the new GCSE grades for parents, employers and further and higher education providers.
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 Ms Sarah Moorhouse.
(01729) 822451 extension number 222