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Samuel Whitbread Academy


Academic Year 2022/23



31st October – Friday 4th November 2022 : Autumn Maths & English re-sit series

 21st November – 9th December 2022 : Autumn Yr 11 mocks and Yr 13 IPE’s



January & February 2023 BTEC  –  Exam dates tbc

27th February – 10th March 2023: Yr 11 mocks in EBAC subjects (English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and Languages).



24th April  – Friday 28th April 2023: Yr 10 mocks in EBAC subjects (English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and Languages) Dates still tbc and may be moved forward to the beginning of May

Main Summer exams 2023: dates still to be confirmed – The summer 2023 provisional exam timetables are to be published later than usual this year. This is to allow time to evaluate the changes to this summer’s timetable (2022) to see if the increased spacing between exams in the same subject should continue.



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.

If you have any queries, please contact

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.

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