If parents have any questions or concerns about the examination then our exams officer Mrs de Valmency can be contacted via e-mail jdevalmency@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk

Exam Dates 2023

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) have now published the common exam timetable for this summer’s GCSE and VTQ examination series. This has now allowed us to finalise some key dates for our Year 11 students.

Date of first GCSE examination on the common timetable: 9th May 2024

Date of last GCSE examination on the common timetable: 19th June 2024

Exam contingency day in the event of national or local disruption 26th June 2024

This therefore means that the very latest that an examination can possibly take place is 26th June 2024.

Exam Contingency Days 2023

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, further resilience was needed within the exam timetables. A single contingency day was not felt to be sufficient if a national event or incident had a significant effect on the exam timetable. For example, summer exams could be affected by extremely high temperatures.

For the June 2023 exams, the awarding bodies have therefore introduced two additional half-day contingency sessions. These are on Thursday 8 June 2023 and Thursday 15 June 2023. The standard contingency day remains at the end of the timetable being scheduled on Wednesday 28 June 2023.

Candidates must remain available until Wednesday 28 June 2023 should examinations need to be rescheduled.

Exam Information

To view our policy for Access arrangements

All students should read our “Student Guide to Exams” booklet below:

Useful revision tips can be found here:

All JCQ Information for candidates documents should be accessed and read here https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents

Exam Specification Pencil Cases

Replacement certificates

If you cannot locate your certificates, you will need to contact the individual exam boards directly –

Pearson/Edexcel https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/Services/replacement-certificates.html

AQA https://www.aqa.org.uk/contact-us/past-results-and-lost-certificates

OCR https://www.ocr.org.uk/students/replacement-certificates/

Eduqas (WJEC) https://www.eduqas.co.uk/students/exams-and-results/certificates

CIE https://help.cambridgeinternational.org/hc/en-gb/articles/115004448845-Lost-certificates

Useful Links

To access GCSE specifications, past papers and mark schemes please use this link

To access A Level specifications, past papers and mark schemes please use this link

GCSE Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/

Department for Education performance tables: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/

Top tips for exam preparation this summer