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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 2018-2019 - Information for Candidates
Social media 2018-2019 - Information for candidates   
Written exams 2018-2019 - Information for candidates  

GCSE Exams have changed to 9 – 1 grades. Here is a video which explains these changes.

For further information, click here.

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

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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 Downloads 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/Level 3:  Thursday 15 August 2019  09:00-11:00 in the Sports Hall
GCSE:  Thursday 22 August 2019  09:00-11:00 in the Sports Hall

Should you wish to nominate a person to pick up exam results on your behalf on results day, please complete the form located in the downloads section at the bottom of this page and return to the Exams Office at school by 22nd July 2019.

Post Results 2019

Following the publication of results for each examination series, the exam boards offer a range of post-results services relating to reviews of marking and access to examination scripts. 

Services include:

Service Type What happens?
1 Clerical Check The adding up of marks is checked.
2 Review of Marking The exam paper is checked to make sure it was marked correctly according to the mark scheme. Marks are changed if the new examiner feels there has been a clear marking error. 
3 Access to Script (original) You get your original exam paper back, but cannot ask for a review of marking afterwards.
4 Priority Review of Marking

The exam paper is checked in a shorter timeframe to make sure it was marked correctly according to the mark scheme. Marks are changed if the new examiner feels there has been a clear marking error. 

This can take up to 15 calendar days.
5 Priority Access to Script (copy)

You get a copy of your exam paper back quickly so you can decide whether to apply for a review of marking.

This can take up to 15 calendar days.

 

If you are unhappy with your results:

Please consult your subject teacher/head of department in the first instance, and also take a look at the grade boundaries for your subject and post results information (available on the exam boards’ websites).  If you wish to undertake a review of marking, please complete the form included in your results envelope and return it to school.  Copies of the forms are located in the downloads section at the bottom of this page. The forms detail the charges and deadlines for application.  There is a form for AS/A Level/Level 3, and a separate form for GCSE/BTEC L1 & L2.

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.

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Internal Appeals Procedure 2018 19 30th Nov 2018 Download
Summer 2019 Exam Timetable (by Subject) 03rd Jan 2019 Download
Private Candidate Info Entry Form 30th Nov 2018 Download
Exam Information for Students and Parents 2018-19 08th Feb 2019 Download
Exam Results Collection.pdf 30th Apr 2019 Download
A Level Post Results Services Dates Fees 2019 10th Jul 2019 Download
GCSE Post Results Services Dates Fees 2019 10th Jul 2019 Download
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