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Exams Information

Exams Information

If you are taking exams in the academic year 22/23, please find links above to important exam information that you must be aware of alongside the Examination Governing Body (JCQ) rules and regulations.

Please read these documents carefully in order to be fully prepared for the start of your exams.


Please check your individual exam timetable on Student Portal to ensure that you are aware of the exam room that you need to be in and also to ensure that all your exams are listed. In case of any queires, please contact as soon as possible. 

We would advise you to check your timetable the day before your exam in case there have been any unavoidable last minute room changes.

Please note the exam times on your timetables do not take into account any extra time allowances.


You must be outside your exam room no later than 15 minutes before the start time.


 In addition please ensure that you bring the following to every exam:

  •  BLACK pen (you must write in black pen only)
  •  Student ID card
  •  Any other equipment required for the exam, e.g. ruler, pencil, rubber, calculator


If there is an emergency and you are not going to arrive at college in time you must telephone Reception on 01472 875000 to inform them of the circumstances. As soon as you arrive at college please report directly to the appropriate exam room and speak to an invigilator.

Please be aware that if you arrive more than 30 minutes after the start of your exam the Exam Board have the discretion not to accept your exam script.

In the case of illness please telephone Reception on 01472 875000 as soon as possible to inform them you will be absent from your exam.


Summer 2023 Contingency Days

The awarding bodies collectively agree a contingency day each year which is always scheduled at the end of the GCSE and GCE A level exam timetables. 

The contingency day is in the event of national or significant local disruption to exams in the United Kingdom, being part of the awarding bodies' standard contigency planning for exams. 

Reviews following the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for additional resiliance and 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 the June 2023 exams, the awarding bodies have therefore introduced two additional half-day contingency sessions. There are on Thursday 8 June 2023 and Thursday 15 June 2023. The standard contingency day remains at the end of the timetable and is scheduled for Wednesday 28 June 2023

Please therefore consider these contingency days when making plans for Summer. All candidates are advised to remain available until Wednesday 28 June 2023 should examinations need to be rescheduled. 


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