Examinations

Exams

Examinations Manager: Mrs S Seymour
Telephone: 01344 423041
Email: exams@brakenhale.co.uk

Due to Covid the following days have been added as a contingency. All students taking exams during Summer 2021 must be available from the 28th June to the 16th July 2021.
Timetables with all scheduled exams will be issued to students in January 2021.

A Level Results Day: Tuesday 24th August 2021

GCSE Results Day: Friday 27th August 2021

Guidance for Summer 2020 Exam Grades Download PDF

Standardising Grades in Summer 2020 Exams Factsheet  Download PDF

Contingency Information for Parents

Summer 2021

Although the Summer 2021 exams may still seem a long way off at the moment, we wish to share some important information with you to avoid any possible issues next Summer.

During the Spring Term students will be given their individual Exam Timetables which will highlight when their final exam is scheduled to take place. The Summer written exam period will run from Monday 10th May to Wednesday 23rd June 2021 (BTEC students must be available until Wednesday 30th June). These are the dates as they stand at the moment but could be subject to change.

However, for the Summer 2021 Exam Series a “Contingency” exam day has been arranged by the Examination Awarding Bodies which all students need to be aware of. This contingency day for GCSE and/or A Level (or equivalent) examinations has been put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations during the June 2021 examination series.” The decision comes following some tragic events, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire.

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) have 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 Tuesday 29th June. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Tuesday 29th June 2021.

This decision is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools. 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.

Instructions and Information for candidates

Information About Exams at Brakenhale Download PDF

Warning to Candidates Download PDF

Privacy Notice Download PDF

Written Exams Download PDF

Onscreen Tests  Download PDF

Coursework Assessments  Download PDF

Non Exam Assessments  Download PDF

Using Social Media Download PDF

Unauthorised Items Download PDF

Student Guide to Exam Pressure Download PDF

Exam Results

Key Stage 3 Examinations and Assessments

Examinations and Assessments

Years 7 to 9 are regularly assessed during lessons and sit internal exams during the school year in classrooms.  Students in Year 10 are regularly assessed during lessons and sit more formal internal exams at the end of Year 10.  We try to make these exams as formal as possible to familiarise Year 10 students with the exam process ready for Year 11 and GCSEs.

All external exams are currently held in the Sports Hall and Main Hall, with access arrangements for those students who require them.

Exam Timetables

We will post details of exam timetables here.