Exams Information

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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    |    Certificates    |     Rules

The PROVISIONAL exam timetable for the next school year (2017 - 18) can be found here.

Year 11

  • Please click here to see the dates of the external exams for 2016/17
  • The onscreen Business Studies exam (unit 9) will take place Wed 3 May. The exam will be run according to the JCQ and AQA guidelines over 2 different sessions; start times are 9:00am and 1:30pm. Students will receive further information after Easter
  • Statement of Entry and Exam Timetables have been issued to parents and students
  • A final individual exam timetable showing new start time for exam clashes as well as rooms used will be distributed to all students prior to their first exam

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
  • 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
  • Ofqual guide to GCSE reform

Year 10

Y10 Exams (all students):

  • Y10 Exams have now been completed
  • Students will receive exam results via their teacher

Year 9

Y9 GCSE RE (selected students)

  • Dates of exams:
    • Mon 15 May at 9am  
    • Wed 7 Jun at 1.30pm

Y9 Exams (Internal - all students):

  • Y9 Exams will take place in classrooms. Students will receive further information via their teachers

Year 8

Maths Challenge (selected students only):

  • Thu 27 Apr '17 at 9am
  • Information were sent out to students and parents 31 Mar '17
  • Seating list can be found on Moodle (select Year 8 section)

Year 7

Maths Challenge (selected students only):

  • Thu 27 Apr '17 at 9am
  • Information were sent out to students and parents 31 Mar '17
  • Seating list can be found on Moodle (select Year 7 section)

Y7 Exams (all students):

  • Y7 Exams to take place in Jun '17
  • English, Maths and Science will take place in the hall - all other subjects in classrooms
  • Schedule to follow  

Exam Boards

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


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

Any leavers who have not picked up their certificates can arrange collection by contacting Mrs J Hale - Registry Office - jo.hale@staff.calthorpepark.hants.sch.uk

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.

For information about the purpose of Y11 Mock Exams, please see the link on the left or click here