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Examination Information


This page gives guidance on examinations in 2023-24.  For further information from Ofqual see  the student guide at

There is also guidance from Ofqual with tips for Coping with exam pressure

Summer Results Days 2024: 

A Level Results Day  - 15 August 2024 in the Sixth Form Centre at 8.00am

GCSE Results Day -  22 August 2024 in the Sixth Form Centre at 9am

Publication of GCSE and A level exam results by the local press

To protect student privacy we do not send results by name to the local press. 

To read a letter from Ofqual and UCAS to students please go to 

GCSE and A level results collection

Please note results cannot be given out over the phone or by email, and can only be collected by the student or a person authorised by them. Therefore if your son/daughter is unable to collect their own results an alternative person can be nominated by them. This must be by prior arrangement before results day. 

There are two ways to do this:

  • A letter of authorisation to the school signed by the student concerned for the attention of the Exams Officer clearly stating who can collect their results
  • Via email with Exam Results as the subject sent to the Exams Officer using the address from the student’s own email address and clearly stating who can collect their results.

Please note that we are unable to accept emails or letters from parents and we cannot give out results on the day to anyone other than the student unless a letter or email (from the student) has been received into school prior to Results Day.

EXAM CERTIFICATES 2023 and earlier

Well done to all the students who worked so hard to achieve their results.   

We have certificates from 2023 and earlier and encourage students to come to school to collect their certificates.  Reception is open Monday – Friday between 8am and 4pm to collect them.  You will need to collect the certificates yourself or send a letter of authorisation with the person who will be collecting them on your behalf.  

If a student would like another person to collect their certificates on their behalf, the person collecting must have authorisation from the student in the form of a letter or a printed email.  The school will retain the letter or email as proof of collection.

It is important to keep examination certificates safe as they will be required by employers in future years.  It is no longer possible to get replacement certificates from the examination boards.

Tips for Parents and Students: How to Manage Exam Stress
The Department for Education have shared some a range of advice and guidance for students and parents to help alleviate or lessen the anxiety they have about sitting exams this summer.

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