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
  • A final individual exam timetable showing new start time for exam clashes as well as rooms used were distributed to all students and parents Fri 28 Apr
  • Students with exam clashes will be supervised until the end of their last exam and they need to bring food and drink which can be consumed in the supervised break in-between exams

Headteachers’ assembly slides about the Final Countdown
Mr Brand’s and Mr Wyatt’s briefing/workshop on Personalised Revision Plans
Y11 Programme for week commencing 22 May
Y11 Programme for week commencing 5 June
Y11 Programme for week commencing 12 June
Y11 Programme for week commencing 19 June

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 BTEC Health & Social Care Exam:

  • Took place Wed 17 May
  • Results available for collection by students in the Drama Block Thur 24 Aug. Further Information will be distributed in due course

Y10 BTEC Sport OnScreen Exam:

  • Will take place Tue 13 Jun at 11am
  • Students will receive individual timetables shortly

Year 9

Y9 GCSE RE (selected students)

  • Dates of exams:
    • Mon 15 May at 9am  
    • Wed 7 Jun at 1.30pm
  • For seating list and other exam information, please visit Moodle

Year 8

Maths Challenge - Junior Kangaroo (selected students only):

  • Will take place Tue 13 Jun at 9am 
  • Further information will be distributed in due course

Year 7

Maths Challenge - Junior Kangaroo (selected students only):

  • Will take place Tue 13 Jun at 9am
  • Further information will be distributed in due course

Y7 Exams (all students):

  • Y7 Exams will take place in Jun '17
  • English, Maths and Science will take place in the hall as follows:
    • English: Tue 13 Jun PM 
    • Maths: Thu 15 Jun AM
    • Science: Thu 15 Jun PM
  • All other subjects will take place in classrooms
  • Students will receive further information via their teachers

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