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EXAMINATION ENQUIRIES

For any examination enquiries please email the Examination's Officer on jgallagher@princewilliamschool.co.uk

 

Exam Information
This page will contain information throughout the year relating to public examinations (GCSE and A Levels), and in-school examinations (mock exams).  

Examination timetables are published here ahead of examination periods. 


Exam Contingency Day – 26 June 2019
For the Summer 2019 exam series a contingency exam day has been arranged by the examination awarding bodies. This contingency day for GCSE and/or A Level (or equivalent) examinations has been put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations during the June 2019 examination series.” 

The Joint Council for Qualifications have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam in the event of an incident and rearrange for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance. 

The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 26 June 2019. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 26 June 2019. This decision is not a school decision and applies to all candidates in all schools nationally.


Information Documents for Candidates
For students following GCSE, A Level and other publicly examined courses the following documents should be read and understood by the student in advance of any examinations: 

Coursework 2018-2019 - Information for candidates 
Non-examination assessments 2018-2019 - Information for candidates  
On-screen tests 2018-2019 - Information for candidates 
Privacy Notice 2017-2018 - Information for Candidates
Social media 2017-2018 - Information for candidates   
Written exams 2018-2019 - Information for candidates  

All these documents can be found at the bottom of this page.

GCSE Exams have changed to 9 – 1 grades. Here is a video which explains these changes. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFVXtpFn55o)

For further information, click here. (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-gcse-9-to-1-grades-coming-soon)

A copy of our “Internal Appeals Procedure” concerning assessment of work can be found at the bottom of this page.  


Supportive Web Links
Get Revising (https://getrevising.co.uk/)
Stress Busting (http://www.stressbusting.co.uk/how-to-deal-with-exam-stress/)


Mock Exams
Mock exams are a useful tool for students, teachers and parents to measure how well students are progressing in their studies. It allows students an opportunity to work under exam-like conditions and to test how well their revision strategies are working.

For schools it is a useful indication of how likely a student is to achieve a certain grade in the “real” exams and therefore a benchmark on whether to appeal a set of results in the summer. For Year 12 and Year 13 students wishing to applying to University, mock exams will determine UCAS grades.

Therefore, students are expected to revise for the mock exams and undertake mock exams in exam-like conditions.

Information for students and parents on examinations, results days and post-results can be found at the bottom of this page.  


Mock Exam Dates
Year 13 

       Mocks 1 - Friday 23 November 2018 – Wednesday 5 December 2018
       Mocks 2 – Monday 11 March 2019 – Friday 22 March 2019
Year 12
       Tuesday 24 April 2019 – Friday 3 May 2019
Year 11
       Mocks 1 – Monday 3 December 2018 – Friday 14 December 2018
       Mocks 2 – Monday 25 February 2018 – Friday 8 March 2018
Year 10
       Monday 24 June 2019 – Wednesday 3 July 2019
Year 9 
       Monday 17 June 2019 – Friday 21 June 2019
Year 8
       Monday 29 April 2019 – Friday 3 May 2019 
Year 7
       Monday 3 June 2018 – Friday 7 June 2019

Please note
1)    An exam timetable will be published prior to each year mock exam so that students have sufficient time to revise.
2)    The start date and end date may be extended to allow for practical exams to take place.


Public Exam Dates

(The timetable can be found in the Attachments section at the bottom of this page)

GCSE:  13 May to 20 June 2019
A Level:  13 May to 25 June 2019


Results Day 2019
A level:   Thursday 15 August 2019
GCSE:  Thursday 22 August 2019


Post Results 2019
Information about post results services will be published here closer to results days.


External/Private Candidates for Summer 2019 Exams
If you would like to register as an external candidate at Prince William School please download the registration form from the bottom of this page and email to jgallagher@princewilliamschool.co.uk.
Alternatively, registration forms can be collected from school.
Registrations received after the deadline of 1st February 2019 will be considered but may be subject to late fees charged by the exam board.

Fees: 
1.            Entry Fee: This amount is determined by the exam board, dependent on subject and level      of exam being taken.
2.            Registration Fee: £50 per subject (non-refundable).
3.            Invigilation Fee:  £10 per hour of exam. 
Entry fees and exam times/length can be found on the exam board websites.