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All students in Years 10 and 11 follow courses leading to public examinations for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and a range of other courses. Most students take examinations in nine subjects. Sixth Form students usually study either 3 or 4 subjects at A Level or BTEC.

Secondary School Performance Tables

The Secondary School Performance Tables provide information on the achievements of pupils in secondary schools, how they compare with other schools in the Local Authority (LA) area and in England as a whole.

Click here to access the DfE Website for School Performance Tables

Comprehensive Parents Guide to exams

Comprehensive Parents Guide to exams (TBC)

Includes information on:

  • What to do if a student is ill.
  • What to do if late
  • What happens if there is a family emergency
  • What equipment is needed for an exam

A quick guide to exams

Exam Candidate Information Guide

Estimating Marks for Candidate Absence

Access Arrangement Guide

Word Processor Policy

Website containing information regarding GCSE’s and A Level’s

Instructions for Candidates in an Exam

Link to YouTube Video Here

Examination Timetables for Summer – GCE, GCSE and L2 BTEC Exams

Edu Link Login

JCQ Suspected Malpractice

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Information for Candidates

This will be displayed at Examination Venues as appropriate. Click on the links below to download:

Information for candidates – JCQ documents

Collecting your Results

Results will be available to collect in school on results days – more information to follow.

If you are unable to collect your results in person, you can nominate someone but we must have your authorisation in writing – even if it is a parent!

Alternatively, results will be made available on Edu Link on results days.

Edu Link

Understanding your Results

Enquiries About Results (EAR): If you were disappointed with your grade and you were close to the grade boundary, you can request to have a paper re-marked by asking the exams officer. If your University place relies on your grade and you want to get it re-marked (Priority EAR) you must do this with 1 week of getting your results or you will miss the opportunity.

The cost of an EAR is approximately £50.00, The cost of a Priority EAR is approximately £65.00, both are payable on request by the candidate.

Understanding GCSE grades

The Department of Education has issued guidelines to support parents and students. It breaks down the new grading system and gives the new scale with some context with regard to the old A-G grades.

Guidance from the Department of Education

Appeals Policy

Certificates gained in the Summer

These will be available at the end of the calendar year in which students sat their exams.

If you are expecting qualification certificates for awards gained in the Summer and will not be continuing at Wollaston School, we will arrange a time for students to collect their certificates. Please bring photo ID. Further information will be posted on our website nearer the time.

Replacement Exam Certificates