All students in Y7 to Y9 will sit internal end of year examinations in all subject areas. These will be taking place in lessons in the last half term. Attendance during these weeks is vital.
Students in Y10 will sit trial exams during a two week period from 13th June 2022 – 24th June 2022. . It is vital that all students attend fully during the trial exams. A full examination timetable will be published in advance. Y10 students will also be entered for their English Language GCSE in the summer exam serie in 2022 and a number of vocational subject including, Business, Sports Studies, Music, Health and Social care, Hospitality and Catering and iMedia also complete their external exams in the summer of Y10.
Students in Y11 will sit trial exams from 22nd November 2021 – 10th December 2021. The exams will be full GCSE exams and will be reported in GCSE grades in a ‘mock’ style GCSE results day on 17th January. It is vital that all students attend fully during the trial exams. A full examination timetable will be published in advance. The Department of Education has published some amendments to the GCSE's for 2022 to account for the students lost learning due to COVID. We expect further detail from the individual exam boards in time which we will communicate to you as we have it.
In summary, these decisions mean that for summer 2022:
There will be optional topics and content in GCSE English literature, history, ancient history and geography. Ofqual will require exam boards to change how they assess these subjects to reflect the expected changes to the way the subject content is assessed, as proposed in the consultation.
Centres will be allowed to deliver practical work in GCSE biology, chemistry, physics, combined science, geology and astronomy, AS level biology, chemistry, physics and geology, and AS and A level environmental science by demonstration. We would encourage centres to continue to make available hands-on practical activities for their students wherever possible. This does not require changes to the assessment arrangements that the exam boards have in place for each of these specifications.
Centres will be allowed to assess the Common Practical Assessment Criteria (CPAC) across the minimum number of practical activities required to enable students to demonstrate their competence in A level biology, chemistry, physics and geology.
Exam boards can carry out remote monitoring of centres’ application of the CPAC.
Students taking GCSE, AS and A level art and design will be assessed on their portfolio only.
Exam boards will provide advance information about the focus of the content of the exams for all GCSE, AS and A level subjects (except GCSE English literature, history, ancient history and geography) for the summer 2022 exams. The advance information will meet the principles set out in the consultation document.
The policy intention of providing advance information is that it will support students’ revision. Therefore, the DfE has confirmed that advance information will be provided by 7 February 2022 at the latest. This will enable teachers to plan to adapt their teaching in the second half of the spring term if necessary. DfE has also decided to retain the flexibility for advance information to be deployed at other points ahead of 7 February 2022 if circumstances require. At least a week’s notice will be given if it is decided that advance information will be released earlier than 7 February 2022.
Students will be given a formulae sheet for GCSE mathematics in summer 2022. Exam boards will provide copies of the formulae sheet for use in teaching and to ensure that students are familiar with it prior to the exams. Clean copies of the formulae sheet will be provided in the exams.
Students will be given a revised equation sheet for GCSE physics and combined science in summer 2022, covering all the equations required in the subject content. Exam boards will provide copies of the equation sheet for use in teaching and to ensure that students are familiar with it prior to the exams. Clean copies of the equation sheet will be provided in the exams.
All students will be issued with individual examination timetables for each trial exam period and their final GCSE examinations. Examination timetables will also be published here.
In addition to their trial exams Y11 students will also follow a continuous programme of trial exams in core subjects on Thursdays as detailed below.
Week No. Week Commencing Y11 Exams (Main Hall)
2 13/09/2021 English
3 20/09/2021 Maths/Hist
4 27/09/2021 Sci
6 11/10/2021 Geog
7 18/10/2021 Sci
8 01/11/2021 Eng
9 08/11/2021 Hist
10 15/11/2021 RE
11 22/11/2021 Mocks
12 29/11/2021 Mocks
13 06/12/2021 Mocks
16 10/01/2022 Sci/MFL
18 24/01/2022 Maths
20 GCSE PRIORITY TOPICS RELEASED
21 14/02/2022 Sci
22 28/02/2022 Maths/Geog
25 21/03/2022 Eng/MFL
27 04/04/2022 Maths
28 25/04/2022 English - bespoke Lit
31 16/05/2022 GCSE
32 23/05/2022 GCSE
33 06/06/2022 GCSE
34 13/06/2022 GCSE
At Newland School for Girls we work hard to prepare all of our students for their exams and help them to achieve their full potential.
In order for us to do this, students must also work hard and be aware of what is expected of them when they come to sit an exam.
This page sets out some of the upcoming exam dates and important information that students will need in order to succeed.
For more information about exams, please call Elise Daniels, examinations officer, on (01482) 343098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
EXAM RESULTS DAY 2021
GCSE and all Vocational exam results will be available to students on Thursday 25th August. The school will be open from 9AM for students to collect their results. Any students who are unable to attend in person must contact Mrs Daniels the exams officer email@example.com to arrange a suitable alternative in advance. Without this results cannot be released.
Newland School for Girls has an Internal Appeals Policy, please follow this link to access it Internal Appeals Policy
Useful Guides for Parents & Students
Please see attached guides produced by TheParentsGuide.co.uk which we think you may find helpful in the build up to the exam season.
Certificates generally become available to students in November after they sit their exams in the Summer. We will issue the certificates to students at GCSE Certificate evening on Thursday 6th January. If you are unable to attend then please contact Mrs Daniels to arrange to collect your certificates.
Your certificates are very valuable & should be kept safe at all times. If you lose them, you will be charged by the awarding bodies for replacements or statement of results, whichever the board provides. They do not all send replacement Certificates. You will be charged for each search you request to each of the Boards. Prices vary from board to board.
Please use the following link to apply for replacements: Replacement Exam Certificate
KEEP CERTIFICATES SAFE
Years 9, 10 and 11 are the most important...
Years 9, 10 and 11 are the most important years of your academic development and lay the foundation for your future career and aspirations. Please, don’t waste this important stage of your development.
Embrace the challenge, be attentive in class, prepare coursework correctly, revise your studies appropriately and sit your examinations with confidence.
There is nothing like the feeling of having achieved and being able to move forward with your life plans. Hopefully when it comes to your GCSE exam results day you will be one of the many pupils who is inspired and filled with pride after receiving the results that you truly deserve.
Good luck to you all!