The following guidelines have been issued to students in Years 10 and 11 and contain important information from the Examining Boards regarding expected conduct during examinations. Please ensure that you read and understand what is required of you. If there is anything you are unsure of, please see the Examinations Officer.
NB - Holidays should not be booked until at least the 27 June 2019, this is to allow for exams that may have had to be rescheduled to take place.
GCSE grades have changed
GCSEs in England have been reformed and are graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. To see how the numbered grades compare to the current A* to G system, click here or Google "Ofqual 9 to 1 postcard". A more detailed explanation from the Department for Education can be found here.
As a reminder, the following must not be brought into the Examination:
NO MOBILE PHONES, iPODs, MP3/4 PLAYERS, HEADPHONES or DATA WATCHES
NO PRODUCTS WITH AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION / STORAGE DEVICE OR DIGITAL FACILITY.
Possession of unauthorised items is an infringement of the regulations and could result in DISQUALIFICATION from the current examination and the overall qualification.
Candidates are advised that mobile phones and data watches in particular must not be in their possession whether switched on or not. It is also a requirement that all other watches are removed and placed on the examination table in view of the invigilators.