As you may be aware, the Department for Education (DfE) has announced has announced that GCSEs
exams will go ahead next summer – and teachers and students will be given more time to prepare for them, to help make up for the disruption caused by the pandemic.
Most exams will take place three weeks later than usual. The summer exam series will start on 7 June and end on 2 July for almost all GCSEs.
However, one GCSE English and one GCSE maths paper will be scheduled before the summer half term, to give students affected by Covid the best chance of being able to sit at least one paper in these two qualifications.
Timetables will be published to students in February next year.
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 contact the Examinations Officer.
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.