Latest updates

 The published grade boundaries for 2023 GCSE are shown in the file below. (A grade boundary is the minimum mark at which a grade can be achieved.)

2023 GCSE Grade Boundaries.

Exam Timetable Summer 2024

Exams updates

There are four main Exam Boards (also called Awarding Bodies) – AQAPearson EdexcelOCR 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.


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

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 below for a Handy Checklist to use before each exam

Preparing to sit your Exams

Exam Rules

IFC Written Examinations

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

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.

 If you are unable to collect results in person please complete this form:

Authorisation for Results Collection

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 below for details.

Disappointing GCSE Results

Disappointing AS/A2 results

Flowchart after results

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

Exam Support Information Evening

Click to view the presentations from our recent parent event about “Supporting your Child during Examinations”:

Parents as learners Jan 23

Parents Support Evening for GCSE 2023


Who to seek help from on exam matters:
At Settle College, the exams officer is Mrs Sue Kilbourne.
(01729) 822451 extension number 222