At Kelvin Hall School, we work hard to prepare all of our pupils for their exams and help them to achieve their full potential.
In order for us to do this, pupils must also work hard and be aware of what is expected of them when they come to sit an exam.
This page sets out some of the upcoming exam dates and important information that pupils will need in order to succeed.
For more information about exams, please call Mrs Comez, Data & Examinations Manager, on (01482) 342229 or you can email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Exam Newsletter 2023/2024
Our Exam newsletter is now available for you to read through. It is an essential document for parents, carers, and students, detailing key information regarding exams such as rules, regulations, and provisional dates for exam series and mock exam series. This document MUST be read by all students and their parents/carers.
JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) Information for Students
Please follow the below links for important information that all students MUST follow.
Students should also familiarise themselves with the following guidance on the use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in examinations.
Mock Exam Season 2023/2024
All Year 11 students will be participating in two mock exam seasons this academic year.
The next exam season will take place from the 7th of November to the 23rd of November. During this season, students will sit exams in the majority of their subjects. The timetable for this exam season is available here. Students will receive their personal timetable closer to the date.
The next exam season will take place from the 19th of February to the 1st of March. During this season, students will sit exams in all of their subjects. The timetable for this exam season is available here.
Vocational Exams - January/February 2024
From the 10th of January to the 16th of January 2024, a real vocational exam season will take place. Year 11 students who study a BTEC or Cambridge National subject may have an exam during this time. The confirmed timetable is available here so students can check whether they will be taking part in this series.
These are real exams that will contribute to a student's final grade in their BTEC or Cambridge National subject.
Summer GCSE & Vocational Exam Series 2024
The exam boards have released dates for the Summer GCSE/Vocational exam series. The timetable, showing all possible Year 11 exams, including BTEC/CNAT exams, is available here.
Year 10 students may be entered for their vocational exams during the Summer season. Students will be made aware by their subject lead if this is the case.
There are two contingency half-days and one contingency day scheduled on the Summer timetable. These have been introduced by the Government in case there is a major disruption/incident across the country that would prevent students taking part in an exam on its scheduled date. All students must be available to take exams up to and including these dates. These dates are the 6th and 13th of June for the contingency half-days, and the 28th of June for the full day.
A newsletter containing exam information, rules and regulations (which MUST be read) is available below!
Year 10 Vocational Assessments
Throughout the year, Year 10 students studying a BTEC or Cambridge National subject will complete some units of assessments which will contribute to their overall final grade in the subject.
End of Year Exams - Year 7 to Year 10 2024
Towards the end of the Summer term, there will be End of Year (EOY) exams for all Year 7 - 10 students. These are provisionally scheduled between the 24th of June and the 5th of July 2024. These EOY exams give all students a chance to familiarise themselves with proper exam rules and the behaviours expected of them when sitting formal assessments. The EOY exams will either take place in the examination halls or student classrooms.
Useful Guides for Parents & Students
Please see attached guides produced by TheParentsGuide.co.uk which we think you may find helpful in the build up to the exam season.
Certificates generally become available to students in the November after they sit their exams in the Summer.
We will contact you nearer to the time to arrange collection of your certificates.
Your certificates are very valuable & should be kept safe at all times. If you lose them, you will be charged by the awarding bodies for replacements or statement of results, whichever the board provides. They do not all send replacement Certificates. You will be charged for each search you request to each of the Boards. Prices vary from board to board.
Please use the following link to apply for replacements: http://ofqual.gov.uk/help-and-advice/getting-a-replacement-certificate/
KEEP CERTIFICATES SAFE
Years 9, 10 and 11 are the most important...
Years 9, 10 and 11 are the most important years of your academic development and lay the foundation for your future career and aspirations. Please, don’t waste this important stage of your development.
Embrace the challenge, be attentive in class, prepare coursework correctly, revise your studies appropriately and sit your examinations with confidence.
There is nothing like the feeling of having achieved and being able to move forward with your life plans. Hopefully when it comes to your GCSE exam results day you will be one of the many pupils who is inspired and filled with pride after receiving the results that you truly deserve.
Good luck to you all!