Exams information & results
Exams Information for Summer 2021
GCSE, AS and A-Level Grades in Summer 2021 – Grading Information as of 25/02/2021: Consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021
GCSE, AS and A-Level Grades in Summer 2021 – Grading Infographic:
Vocational Grades in Summer 2021 – Grading Information as of 25/02/2021: Consultation on alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other general qualifications in 2021
Vocational Grades in Summer 2021 – Grading Infographic:
Grading Infographic 2021
Results Dates for Summer 2021 Exams
A-Level: Tuesday 10th August, 2021
GCSE: Thursday 12th August, 2021
Exams Information for Summer 2020
Y13 in Summer 2020
Certificates for all students who completed Y13 and then left the school in Summer 2020 were posted out, to students’ home addresses, by Royal Mail ‘Signed For’ delivery in early March 2021. If a student’s certificates could not be delivered (as they could not be signed for at the time of delivery) then they would have gone to the local sorting office for a follow-up collection by that student (and a note, explaining this, would have been posted through the student’s door instead). Any certificates not collected from the sorting office would then, after a period, have been returned to the school. As such, if you do not believe you have received your Summer 2020 Y13 certificates, and they are not with your local sorting office, then please make contact with the Examinations Officer, Mr Morris (email@example.com), to see if they have been returned to the school.
Y11 in Summer 2020 – Students who have stayed on to Corsham School Sixth-Form
Y12 students’ certificates will be issued to them in school in March/April 2021. The exams office will make contact with Y12 students to let them know the specific date, time and place for this once it has been arranged.
Y11 in Summer 2020 – Students who have now left Corsham School
There are three ways to collect your certificates:
- Arrange with the Exams Officer, Mr Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org), a date and time to come in and collect your certificates.
- Arrange with the Exams Officer, Mr Morris (email@example.com), a date and time for someone else to come in and collect the certificates on your behalf. Please note that if you select this option, you will have to provide that person with a letter, written and signed by yourself, giving permission for that person to take your certificates for you. The person collecting the certificates should then bring this letter with them when they come into school and the Exams Office will keep the letter on file as a record of who we have given the certificates to.
- Arrange with the Exams Officer, Mr Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org), for the certificates to be posted out to you by Recorded Delivery (which will require a signature when delivery is attempted).
Exam Regulations and Requirements
JCQ Exam Room Regulations
For further information regarding the regulations of the exam-room, please follow this link to the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) website, where you can view a range of documents that outline what is and isn’t permitted in an exam.
For any specific questions that you cannot find answered on the JCQ website, please email the Exams Officer, Mr Morris (email@example.com).
Equipment Required for Exams
All students must be aware that it is their own responsibility to bring with them to their exams all of the stationery/equipment that might be required. The Exams Office does have spare stationery/equipment for use in emergencies but students must make every effort to bring their own equipment with them in order to ensure that they have everything they might need to complete their exam. Depending on the exam being sat, this would include:
- A pen (plus a back-up pen in case it runs out)
- A pencil, eraser and pencil sharpener
- A ruler
- A calculator, compass, protractor (for Maths and Science exams)
- Coloured pencils
Students may also bring highlighter pens in order to highlight important parts of the question; however, they should note that their written answers may not be highlighted in any way.
If students bring a pencil-case into the exam-room then it must be 100% see-through and with no writing on it at all.
Lastly, students may bring a drink into the exam-room; however, this must be in a see-through bottle and all labelling on that bottle must have been removed prior to entering the exam-room.
Examinations Office Staff
Mrs Carole Whittingham, Data and Examinations Manager
Mr Oliver Morris, Examinations Officer
Mrs Deb Piper, Data and Examinations Administrator
Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020 - GOV.UK
Examination Certificates Prior to Summer 2020
Please email Mr Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will check if the school still has copies of your exam certificates and advise accordingly. If the school does still have copies of your certificates then the three options for collection will be the same as those listed above.
Each Exam Board has a different system for dealing with lost certificates. You should not assume that you will be able to buy replacements, so please keep them safe! Any applications for replacements must be made by the candidate and cannot be made by the school on the candidate’s behalf.
It is becoming increasingly important that you keep your original certificates safe to show future further education establishments or future employers. We can provide you with a letter (on headed-paper) confirming your grades and signed by the Examinations Officer. This may satisfy an employer who has asked for confirmation of your results.