The department exists to guide you through the exams process and to ensure that you understand the arrangements that have been made for you.

We understand that examinations can be stressful and we want each examination series to run as smoothly as possible enabling you to be able to concentrate on achieving your personal goals for academic success and the future.

Collection of Exam Certificates

Certificates issued from the Exam Boards for the summer examination series, will be distributed to all students currently enrolled in college via their Tutor Group.

Certificates for ‘former’ students will be distributed at the Annual Reunion and Awards Evening on Tuesday 20th December. Formal invitations to this event will be posted to students during October.

Former students who do not attend this event should collect their certificates from the Examinations Department during term time in January 2017 between 9.00 am - 4.00 pm.

If you nominate someone else to collect your certificates on your behalf, please pass to them a signed letter from yourself giving that authorisation. The letter should state your name and candidate number and date of birth. The nominated person should also bring their own photographic ID (ie: Passport or Photographic Driving Licence).

The certificates are very important and are not possible to replace which is why the College is very reluctant to post them out to students.

We rely on students letting us know if they have changed their address, and you MUST let us know if this is the case. Certificates will be posted to the current address we have on our records. Any certificates not collected by the end of January will be posted out by second class mail to the last known address held on college records. Please be aware that the College cannot take responsibility if these are lost in the post or sent to an incorrect address on our database as a result of a failure to notify the college of your new address.

Resit Fees for Summer 2017
Exam
Board
4 unit
Specification
2 AS units
and 2 A2 units
Price per unit
6 unit
Specification
3 AS units
and 3 A2 units
Price per unit
Reformed AS
AQA £27.00 £23.00 £42.00
Edexcel £31.00 £25.00 N/A
OCR £27.00 £23.00 £46.00
WJEC £27.00 £23.00 £46.00

NBI03X and NBIO6X - £28.00

Summary of Exam Regulations

Do not under any circumstances bring a mobile phone, electronic device or any other unauthorised material into the exam room. These items are strictly forbidden and you may be disqualified if you do not adhere to these rules. Mobile phones may be left in your locker or with the General Office where a ticket system is in operation.

Remember to bring everything you need with you to each exam such as rulers, calculators (if allowed), protractors, etc. You are not allowed to borrow equipment and we are unable to provide any equipment at the start of an exam. From September 2007 there has been a change to JCQ regulations - you must write in black ink - unless instructed otherwise.

All morning examinations start at 9.15 am and afternoon examinations start at 1.45 pm. If you are doing more than one exam in a any session you must still arrive at 9.15 am or 1.45 pm.

If you are ill on the day of an examination please telephone the College on 01206 500700 or the Exams Office on 01206 500718/500789 to let us know.

There is a full version of these exam regulations available on the reverse of your personal exams timetable.

Downloadable Documents

An application capable of opening PDF files such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view these resources

Summer 2017 Provisional Exam Timetable (PDF, 459 KB)
Examination Syllabuses 2016-2017 (PDF, 85 KB)
Reformed A-Level and News AS Level Examination Syllabuses 2017 (PDF, 34 KB)

Internal Appeals - Appeals against internal assessment (including controlled assessments) of work for external qualifications

The Sixth Form College is committed to ensuring that whenever its staff assess students’ work for external qualification, this is done fairly, consistently and in accordance with the specification for the qualification concerned. Assessments should be conducted by staff who have appropriate knowledge, understanding and skills, and who have been trained in this activity. Students’ work should be produced and authenticated according to the requirements of the examinations board. Where a set of work is divided between staff, consistency should be assured by internal moderation and standardisation.

If a student feels that this may not have happened in relation to his/her work, he/she may make use of this appeals procedure. Note that appeals may only be made against the process that led to the assessment and not against the mark or grade.

The existence of this procedure is made known to students by reference in the Student Handbook.

This procedure is available from the Exams Office, and on this website.

  • Appeals should be made as soon as possible, and must be made at least two weeks before the end of the last externally assessed paper in the examinations series. (So the appeal must be made before a date in mid-June for the summer series as presently timetabled.)
  • Appeals should be made in writing to the Examinations Officer. On receipt of a written appeal, an enquiry into the internal assessment will be conducted by the Examinations Officer and the Vice Principal. This enquiry will consider whether the procedures used in the internal assessment conformed to the published requirements of the Awarding Body and the examinations code of practice of the QCA. This will be done before the end of the series.
  • You will be informed in writing of the outcome of the appeal, including any correspondence with the board, any changes made to the assessment of your work, and any changes made to improve matters in the future.
  • The outcome of the appeal will be made known to the Principal. A written record of the appeal will be kept and made available to the awarding body at their request. Should the appeal bring any significant irregularity to light, the awarding body will be informed. After work has been assessed internally it is moderated by the awarding body (examinations board) to ensure consistency between centres. Such moderation frequently changes the marks awarded for internally assessed work. That is outside the control of and is not covered by this procedure. If you have concerns about it, please ask for a copy of the appeals procedure of the relevant examinations board.