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Exams Arrangements

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Y11   |   Y10   |   Y9   |   Y8   |   Y7   |   Exam Boards   |   Results & Certificates   |   Rules

For queries regarding examinations, please contact Ms S Talleraas


Year 11

EXTERNAL EXAMS

  • GCSE exam timetable for 2018/19 can be found here
  • iMedia Students: exam took place Fri 11 Jan. Results will be available 7 Mar
  • BTEC Sport Students: On-screen re-sit exam will take place Mon 21 Jan, 11am

Contingency Day

The exam boards have designated Wednesday 26 June 2019 as a ‘contingency day’ for exams in the event of national or local disruption to exams. Students are asked to be available until this date in case the exam boards need to invoke their contingency plan.

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NON-EXAMINATION ASSESSMENTS (NEA)

  • Information on Non-Examination Assessment mark review can be found here or by using the link on the left hand side navigation menu.

Year 10

  • Sport Studies Students: external exam took place Fri 11 Jan. Results will be available 7 Mar
  • Y0 Exams (internal) will take place in Feb/Mar '19. Exam timetable TBC
  • Maths Challenge for selected students will take place Thur 7 Feb '19, 11am
  • Maths Challenge qualifying follow-up round will take place Thur 21 Mar '19 - time TBC

Contingency Day

The exam boards have designated Wednesday 26 June 2019 as a ‘contingency day’ for exams in the event of national or local disruption to exams. Students are asked to be available until this date in case the exam boards need to invoke their contingency plan.


Year 9

  • Y9 Exams will take place in May '19. Exam timetable TBC
  • Maths Challenge for selected students will take place Thur 7 Feb '19, 11am
  • Maths Challenge qualifying follow-up round will take place Thur 21 Mar '19 - time TBC

Year 8

Year 8 Internal Exams

  • Y8 Exams will commence Mon 21 Jan '19. Core exams have been scheduled as follows:
    • Mon 21 Jan - period 5: Maths
    • Tue 22 Jan - period 3: English
    • Tue 22 Jan - period 5: Science
  • All other subjects will take place in lessons and subject teachers will advise students as to when each exam will take place. An overview of the schedule can also be found here.
  • Revision materials will be available on Moodle from Mon 7 Jan and revision lessons will run the week prior to the exam
  • Students will be informed of the arrangements and expectations in an assembly after the Christmas break
  • Students are expected to bring the required equipment to each exam  

Maths Challenge

  • A Maths Challenge for selected students will take place Tue 30 Apr '19 - time TBC
  • The Maths Challenge qualifying follow-up round will take place Tue 11 Jun '19 - time TBC

Year 7

  • Y7 Exams will take place Jun '19. Exam timetable TBC
  • Maths Challenge for selected students will take place Tue 30 Apr '19 - time TBC
  • Maths Challenge qualifying follow-up round will take place Tue 11 Jun '19 - time TBC

Exam Boards

Information on exam boards for 2018/19 can be found here.


Results & Certificates

GCSE Results

  • Exam result day: Thur 22 Aug '19
  • Results can not be provided over the phone
  • Results not picked up on results day can be collected in Sep '19
  • Results can be posted; please provide the Registry office with a 'stamped self addressed envelope
  • If an adult relative is to collect the result on behalf of a student, the student is asked to provide a letter of consent to Mr Brand prior to results day. The person collecting the result must be able to show photo ID 

Certificates

GCSE (and other qualifications) Certificates achieved at Calthorpe Park are distributed to students at the Certificate Evening once they have completed Year 11. The Certificate Evening takes place in November every year.

Students who do not attend Certificate Evening can arrange collection of their Certificates by contacting Mrs J Hale - Registry Office - jo.hale@staff.calthorpepark.hants.sch.uk


New GCSE 9 to 1 Grading

GCSEs are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. Ofqual and The Department of Education (DfE) have provided guidance documents to help students and parents understand the new grading. These can be viewed here:

  • Quick guide 9-1 grade card
  • Additional information
  • New GCSE content will be more challenging
  • Fewer grade 9s will be awarded than A*s
  • English language, English literature and maths will be the first to be graded from 9 to 1 in 2017
  • Several more subjects will have 9 to 1 grading in 2018, with others following in 2019. During this transition, students will receive a mixture of letter and number grades

Rules, Regulations and Operations

All exams are run in accordance with the official Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) rules and regulations. The key points of these are summarised in posters outside the Exam rooms. All candidates are required to know what these key points are, and abide by them.


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