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Howden School

Howden School

Exam Information

The Examinations Office is responsible for the administration and organisation of all aspects of external examinations in accordance with the regulations laid down by their awarding bodies.
This includes submitting entries for exams to meet Exam Board deadlines, organising Access Arrangements for students requiring additional support, coordinating examination rooms and the invigilation required to supervise the students, as well as resolving any problems which may arise beforehand or during the examination sessions. Many answers to students’ queries can be found in the Exams Booklet, but should you have any concerns, please contact Mrs Heap, the Exams Officer.

External Exams

External exams are planned to take place from Monday 16 May 2022 and ending on Monday 27 June 2022. The contingency day will be Wednesday 29 June and all candidates must remain available up to and including this date should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan.

Exam Timetables

Individual exam timetables will be given to candidates in mid-February.  It is the responsibility of the student to let the Exams Officer know of any errors or omissions on their timetable.

Results Day

GCSE – 25 August 2022

Collection of GCSE results must be arranged through the booking system.

Results

Candidates will receive individual results slips on results day, either

  • in person at the centre or
  • given to another person, provided written permission has been given by the candidate to release the results and the named person brings in photographic evidence of their ID, or
  • by post to their home address where candidates have requested this and provided a stamped addressed envelope (envelopes are only posted on results day, so will not be received until the day after), or
  • By email to the candidate’s school email address where candidates have requested this. Please note results will be sent by email late morning on results day.

The results slip will be in the form of a centre produced document.  Candidates will also receive information regarding the Enquiries about results services (EARs) offered by the exam boards.

Uncollected results slips will then be available for collection from the reception.

Enquiries about results (EARs)

Further information will be available to parents and students near to results day.

Certificates

Your examination certificates are very important and are evidence of your hard work and school career. If you lose them, they are very expensive to replace, so look after them carefully. Certificates are usually given out during an Awards Evening later in the year, but if you are unable to attend, you may collect your certificates in person from school, or send a note explaining that you give permission for someone else to collect them for you.

Notices to candidates

The Joint Council for Qualifications publishes Notices to Candidates on their website http://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents including important guidance on written exams, privacy and social media.