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Post 16 Exams

Welcome to our Post 16 Exam information page.

As per the government guidance, exams will go ahead in 2022. If exams cannot go ahead as planned, students will receive grades determined by their teachers, using teacher-assessed grades (TAGs) similar to those used in summer 2021. 

This dedicated webpage aims to provide further information regarding Post 16 summer exams. You'll find the summer exam timetable, subject specific exam information, as well as revision tools. Please check this page regularly for updates.


Results Day August 2022

A Level Results
Thursday 18th August 2022   -  Post 16 Study Centre
8:00am - 10:30am 

Results will be available on Edulink
*Please note that written consent (by the student) will need to be presented by an adult to collect a student's results on their behalf. 

Updates:

Covid–19 special considerations for students with symptoms or positive tests.

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has updated its guidance on special considerations to take account of the latest UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) guidance.

The guidance explains that an 'acceptable reason' for special considerations includes a student staying at home and avoiding contact with others, in line with UKHSA guidance, at the time of the exam. This could be because of symptoms in the guidance (e.g. a high temperature) or a positive COVID-19 test result.

If a student, does not attend their exam: they or their parent/carer must let Mrs Man, our exams manager, know of their absence ASAP and will need to fill in Form 14 (self-certification for candidates who have missed an examination) – this form will need to be requested by emailing Mrs Man on sman@ccs.northants.sch.uk

Students missing their exam due to this 'acceptable reason' will not be required to take a COVID-19 test as proof, but if the student does provide it, we would keep a photo of it as evidence. If you do have proof of a positive COVID-19 test please email it to Mrs Man.

There have been some changes to the exam process for this summer:

  • There will be a minimum of 10 days between exams in each A-level and GCSE subject, to reduce the chance of students missing all exams in a subject due to this 'acceptable reason' (covid symptoms)
  • Students will be awarded a grade where they have completed the assessment(s) for at least 1 whole component within the specification. Your child’s class teacher can confirm to them what this means for their subject.
  • A grade cannot be made where none of the component/units within a specification have been completed. 25% of the total assessment must have been completed.

Grade boundaries will take the pandemic into account

Summer 2022 exams will be graded more generously this year to provide a safety net for students, according to the DfE's subject-by-subject support guidance

Grade boundaries will be “based on a profile that reflects a midpoint between 2021 and pre-pandemic grading”. Teachers should continue to use the 2019 standards when predicting grades for UCAS. This is explained in Ofqual’s approach to grading exam and assessments.

Contingency arrangements

If exams need to be cancelled in summer 2022 due to COVID-19, students will be awarded teacher-assessed grades (TAGs).

The process will be like the one used in summer 2021, and the government will publish guidance closer to the time. Exam boards will also provide a range of guidance and materials to use. 

 

Summer Exam Timetable

A Level Exam Information 

Subject Topics to be Covered in the Exams Any Other Info
Art & Photography N/A - No examination element in either Art or Photography  
Biology Biology - Exam Information - Here  
Business Studies Business Studies - Exam Information - Here   
Chemistry Chemistry - Exam Information - Here   
Computing Computing Science - Exam Information - Here  
Drama and Theatre Studies Drama and Theatre Studies - Exam Information - Here   
Economics Economics - Exam Information - Here   
English Literature English Literature - Exam Information - Here   
English Language and Literature

English Language and Literature 

 

Finance N/A  
Geography Geography - Exam Information - Here   
German German - Exam Information - Here   
Government and Politics Government and Politics - Exam Information - Here   
History

Paper 1 - Stuarts

Advance information June 2022 - A-level History (7042), 1D Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy, 1603-1702

Paper 2 - France in Revolution

Advance information June 2022 - A-level History (7042), 2H France in Revolution, 1774-1815

 
IT N/A  
Law Law - Exam Information - Here  
Maths Maths - Exam Information - Here   
Maths Further Maths Further - Exam Information - Here   
Music Music - Exam Information - Here   
Philosophy Philosophy - Exam Information - Here  
Physical Education Physical Education - Exam Information - Here   
Physics Physics - Exam Information - Here   
Product Design Product Design - Exam Information - Here   
Psychology  Psychology - Exam Information - Here   
Sociology Sociology - Exam Information - Here   
Spanish Spanish - Exam Information - Here   

Exam Contingency Day

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Students must be available on this day in the event of a national emergency or event (e.g. the Manchester Arena Bombing).

Government guidance if exams are disrupted: Ofqual: rolling update - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Exam Revision Tools

Below is a list of resources for students, in order to help guide them in preparing for their exams, revision and self assessments. 

1. ADAPT revision app – This app is useful to actually plan student’s revision. Students input the dates of their exams and their subject exam boards, and then the app will schedule, subjects and topics for them to revise over a period of time in the run-up to their exams.

Adapt - free Revision Timetable App for A-level (getadapt.co.uk)

2. PowerPoint Revision Assembly - Mr Halsey


 

Communications to parents and students regarding Post 16 Exam's:

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