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Samuel Whitbread Academy



Please click below for SWA Exam timetables

Whole school timetable Summer 2024

Year 12 IPE Timetable - Summer 2024


Summer 2024

Summer 2023 certificates are now ready to collect.

If you are unable to collect your certificates in person, a friend or relative may pick these up instead. However, they must have a handwritten and signed letter/note from you giving them permission and provide identification on collection. 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



GCSE, GCE and BTEC certificates can be collected from Monday 11th December from Reception, between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

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  Students can only be withdrawn from exams after consultation with the relevant Head of Department in agreement with the Head of Year.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

Please click here for the Examination Policy.

For previous results. Click here for more exam result information.