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Important information on examinations due to Coronavirus:
 

The Department for Education (DfE) has released new information regarding summer examinations that have now been cancelled due to the spread of Coronavirus. Further information and guidance can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020

Ofqual have confirmed on 30 June that any students who are not happy with their summer calculated grades will be able to sit an actual exam.  There will be exams available for every GCSE, AS and A-Level subject, to read their latest guidance, please click here.

The Joint Council for Qualifications has decided that they need the option to postpone an exam (or exams) in the event of an incident and rearrange them for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance.

The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 24 June 2020. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 24 June 2020.

Please note, this decision is not a school decision. Please can all students/parents/carers make a note of the contingency exam date in the event that an awarding body needs to invoke its contingency plan.

A Level/ GCSE Exam resits

If you wish to resit one of your GCSE or A Level exams, please can you complete the form below:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-RwkYclZfkOajLlVMVsZGW8AFOTE-PhGq_t3Jbggk-1UNlhLS1I4VkpGWVFCWVZBVVlYWlA2N1FOUy4u

Please note, the deadline for submission of this form to the Exam Office is 1:30pm on the following dates:

  • A Level 1:30pm Thursday 3 September 2020
  • GCSE (Not including Maths & English Language) 1:30pm Thursday 17 September 2020
  • GCSE Maths & English Language 1:30pm Thursday 1 October 2020

Exam timetable 

Please click on the attachment below for times and dates of exams for Summer 2020.

Exam tips and equipment 

Before the exam

1) Be prepared – that means REVISE.

2) Learn your candidate number and seat number for the exams.

3) Make sure you know when your exam starts and which room it is in. Make sure you know where the room is – you don’t want to be late because you couldn’t find the room.

4) Make sure you have any special equipment that you might need. E.g. a specific type of calculator or drawing apparatus etc. If you are not sure ask your teacher before the exam.

5) Take your books with you in a bag, that way, if you suddenly realise on the way to your exam that you have forgotten what photosynthesis means you can check it out. Books are not allowed in the exam room.

6) Don’t revise things that you don’t need to know or things that you will be given in the exam such as formulas or the periodic table.

7) The best way to prepare for an exam is to do past exam papers. This way you can see how hard the exam is and what the questions are like. Ask your teacher for some past papers to practise.

During the exam

8) Don’t panic as you may make mistakes.

9) Manage your time. Don’t spend half an hour on a 2-mark question. If you can’t do it put a star next to it and come back to it when you have answered the questions that you can do.

10) Read over your work – it’s easy to make silly mistakes.

Exam Equipment

All equipment must be kept in a clear pencil case, necessary equipment will vary exam to exam, but the main equipment you will need are:

  • A black biro pen
  • A pencil
  • A rubber
  • A ruler
  • A protractor
  • A compass
  • A calculator

TIP

If you don’t have a clear pencil case, you can use clear sandwich bags or clear punch pockets.

GCSE Results Day 2020 

A Level Results Day Thursday 13 August 2020

Results will be emailed to you in the morning. You will also be able to see your results via Insight.

GCSE Results Day Thursday 20 August 2020

Results will be emailed to you in the morning. You will also be able to see your results via Insight.

For Insight log in queries, please contact IThelpdesk@ccs.northants.sch.uk

JCQ 

Please find attached below relevant information for exam candidates:

Coursework assessments

Non-Examination assessments

Onscreen tests

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Written Exams