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Exams

The exams officer, Miss Hunter, is happy to discuss all aspects of exams with pupils and parents.

Please contact the school reception on 01793 874224 and request the Exams Office or email directly HunterC@lydiardparkacademy.org.uk.

Exam Timetable 2021

The Department for Education (DfE) announced that GCSE, AS and A Level exams will go ahead next summer but will start three weeks later, to support students and teachers. The government is committed to exams going ahead as the ‘fairest and most accurate way to measure a pupil’s attainment’.

The key points about exams in summer 2021 announced are:

  • For almost all AS, A Level and GCSE exams, the summer exam series will start on 7 June and end on 2 July 2021.
  • One exam for GCSE English and one for GCSE Maths will take place before half term. This aims to give Year 11 pupils affected by COVID-19 the best chance of sitting a paper in each of these core subjects. Exams for a small number of low-entry AS and A Level subjects will also be held before half term.
  • Results days are Tuesday 24 August for AS and A Levels and Friday 27 August for GCSEs. Students ‘will start the following academic year as normal’.

Exam Results Day

GCE (A level and AS level) – Tuesday 24th August 2021

7:30 am to 9:00 am.

GCSE – Friday 27th August 2021

8:30 am to 10:00 am.

If you are unable to attend your results day, please complete and return a results form.

Contingency day, TBC

In the highly unlikely event that there is national disruption to a day of examinations in summer 2021, the awarding bodies will liaise with the qualification regulators and the DfE to agree the most appropriate option for managing the impact. As a last resort the affected examinations will be rescheduled. Although every effort would be taken to keep the impact to a minimum, it is possible that there could be more than one timetable date affected following the disruption, up to and including a contingency day which is still to be confirmed.

Centres will be alerted if it was agreed to reschedule the examinations and the affected candidates will be expected to make themselves available in such circumstances. Where candidates choose not to be available for the rescheduled examination(s) for reasons other than those traditionally covered by special consideration, they will not be eligible for enhanced grading arrangements.

Please therefore take the new contingency day of (still to be confirmed) into account when making plans for the summer.

The contingency day will become a standard feature of subsequent examination timetables.