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Exams Arrangements

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Here you will find information regarding our examinations. Moodle contains more detailed exam information and is dedicated to students, however, these pages are also accessible to parents.

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

The examination timetable for school year 2017 - 18 can be found here.

Year 11

External Exams

  • BTEC Sport Re-Sit: date TBC
  • GCSE Drama Exam: date TBC
  • GCSE Food Practical Exam: Wed 21 Feb
  • GCSE Art Exam: Fri 16 Mar and Thur 22 Mar
  • GCSE Photography Exam: Thur 15 Mar and Tue 20 Mar
  • GCSE MFL Speaking Exams: will take place Mon 23 - Fri 27 Apr
  • GCSE Business Studies On-Screen Exam: between Tue 8 May - Fri 11 May
  • GCSEs (written exams): commences Mon 14 May (timetable can be found here)

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

  • Internal Mid-Course Examinations: commences Mon 12 Mar. The exam timetable can be found here. Students will be provided with individual exam timetables in due course
  • Y10 BTEC Sport On-Screen Exam: Provisional date: Thur 3 May
  • Maths Challenge (selected students): Thur 1 Feb, 11am

Year 9

  • Y9  MOCK GCSE RE (selected students):
    •  Tue 23 Jan at 9am - Philosophy and Ethics
    •  Wed 24 Jan at 1.30pm - Christianity Paper
    Students will receive individual exam timetables early Jan
  • Y9 GCSE RE (selected students): Mon 14 May PM, Wed 16 May PM and Thur 24 May PM
  • Maths Challenge (selected students): Thur 1 Feb, 11am
  • Y9 Exams (all students) will commence Mon 4 Jun - further information to follow

Year 8

  • Y8 Exams (all students) will commence Mon 22 Jan. Examinations in Maths, English and Science will take place in the hall. All other subjects will be examined in timetabled lessons. Subject teachers will advise students as to when these examinations will take place.
    The dates of the hall examinations are as follows:
    • Mon 22 Jan at 9am: English Language Reading Assessment
    • Mon 22 Jan at 1.30pm: Maths Non-Calculator
    • Tue 23 Jan at 1.30pm: Science Exam
    • Wed 24 Jan at 9am: Maths Calculator
  • Maths Challenge (selected students): Thur 26 Apr, Time TBC

Year 7

  • Maths Challenge (selected students): Thur 26 Apr, Time TBC
  • Y7 Exams (all students) will commence Mon 23 Apr - further information to follow

Exam Boards

Information of which exam boards Calthorpe Park uses can be found here.

Results & Certificates

GCSE Results

  • Any results not picked up on Results Day can be collected from the Registry Office


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 -

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.