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Samuel Whitbread Academy


Exam Dates for this academic year 2019/20

Autumn Term 2019

  • November Resits   - 4th – 11th November
  • November Art & Textile mocks – 12th – 22nd November
  • Yr 11 November Mocks – all subjects – 25th November – 6th December
  • Yr 13 November IPE’s - all subjects - 9th – 13th December

    Year 11 Mock & Year 13 IPE timetable


Spring Term 2020

  • January BTEC exams and resits – Dates to be confirmed
  • Year 11 core subject mocks - 2nd - 8th March


Summer Term 2020

  • Year 10 Mocks – 27th April – 8th May (one of these weeks but could run into second week)

Main Exams – 11th May – 26th June

  • Year 12 Mocks – 22nd June – 3rd July


24th June 2020 - Contingency day for GCSE and/or GCE examinations should sustained national or local disruption arise during the June 2020 examination series (GCSE, GCE, June 2020) Students are advised that they should be available throughout the exam period, including on that day, in case their planned timetable is interrupted.

General Information and Conditions of Entry

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Examination Entry

  • The school will make decisions to enter students for appropriate examinations
  • There will be a consultation process i.e. parents' evening
  • Decisions about entries are important and we take considerable care to make the right decision for each student

Checking Entries

When exam entries have been made each student will be provided with a statement of exam entry. It is important that you check the following information is correct:

  • Personal Details - Name, date of birth and gender
  • Subjects entered - Check they are all there
  • Level of Entry - i.e. Foundation or Higher tier

Please tell the Exams Office, in writing, of any errors or changes to exam entries.

Provisional Entries

If there is some concern over whether the student should be entered for an exam, they will receive a letter detailing which subjects are involved, outlining the concerns and how these need to be addressed.  Students can only be withdrawn from exams after consultation with the relevant Head of Department in agreement with the Head of Year.

Exams booklets

Attendance at Examinations

  • Students must attend all examinations for which they have been entered
  • If they are unable to attend they must notify the Exams Office as soon as possible
  • If absence is due to sickness students may be able to claim special consideration if medical evidence e.g. doctor's certificate is provided

Payment for Missed Examinations

  • If any part of an examination is missed, including coursework, and no acceptable reason is given, the student will be expected to pay for the cost of entering each examination
  • Cost of examinations varies between £10-£20 for units/modules and £27+ for subjects


  • Coursework/controlled assessment is an essential element of almost all GCSE and GCE examinations
  • If it is not completed and submitted by the deadlines given, students will either be ungraded or be awarded a much lower grade by the Examination Board.

Information for Candidates

Below you can find results for GCSEs and A levels sat in 2018. Click here for more exam result information.

GCSE EXAM RESULTS 2018 A level Results 2018

Summer 2019 Exam certificates will be available from December 2019


Certificates are available for collection between 9am and 3pm from the exams office. If you are no longer a student at the school, you must sign in at reception.

If a student is unable to collect their certificates in person, a friend or relative may pick these up instead. However, they must have a letter from the student giving them permission and provide identification. If the preferred method of receipt for certificates is by post, an A4 stamped addressed envelope should be provided to the exams office.

PLEASE NOTE: The exams office do not take responsibility for certificates lost in the post.