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

Year 11

  • Please click here to see the dates of the external exams for 2016/17
  • 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 commence Mon 27 Mar
  • UPDATE: There have been minor amendments to the Year 10 exam timetable, please click here for more details
  • An updated detailed timetable can be found here
  • A Y10 exam information assembly were held for students on Wed 9 Mar
  • Information letter and timetable to parents and students were distributed Fri 3 Mar

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 regarding these through their teachers

Year 8

Maths Challenge (selected students only):

  • Thu 27 Apr '17 at 9am
  • Information to be sent out to parents and students in due course

Year 7

Maths Challenge (selected students only):

  • Thu 27 Apr '17 at 9am
  • Information to be sent out to parents and students in due course

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