Mr N Packard - Exams Officer
Mr N Packard - Senior Team Link for Exams
Mrs E Dyson - SENCO
Mrs S Potter - Exams Admin
Miss M Loftus - Exams Admin
If you have any questions or concerns about you child's exams, please contact us by phone: 01924 483660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Illness/ Running Late for an Exam
If your child is going to miss an an exam due to illness, you must contact the academy as soon as possible. We require a medical certificate from your child's doctor, if we do not receive a medical certificate, you will be charged for the missed exam. We can also use the medical certificate to apply for special consideration with the exam board.
Running Late for an Exam
- Please ensure your child is on time for their exam, we ask that students are outside the venue 15 minutes before the exam start.
- Latecomers may be admitted into an exam if there is a genuine reason, but it WILL be reported to the exam board. Please note that the exam board has the right to refuse scripts.
- For unavoidable delays i.e. Bus breaks down, students must contact the Academy as soon as possible and advise us they are running late.
Internal Exams (2023 - 2024)
Year 11 and 13 Pre-Public Examinations will take place in December 2023.
External Exams - Summer 2023
Exam Start Time
Please ensure you arrive at your exam venue 15 minutes before the start time.
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GCSE Contingency day(s)
There will be two contingency afternoons - 8th and 15th June and full contingency day - 28th June for exams this summer. These days will be used in the case of a national disruption. Students need to ensure they are available in case an exam is moved from its original time or date, due to disruption. You must ensure you are available up to and including this date.
Exam Information for Candidates
This booklet must be read and signed by all Year 10 – 13 students.
Parents/Carers must sign along with Year 10 & 11 students.
Please refer back to the Examination Notice Booklet previously provided. Please remind your child to not jeopardise their examinations by innocently or purposefully committing malpractice.
The Examination Notice Booklet
- Ensure phone/watch/headphones switched off and placed in bags
- Ensure no papers or anything else is in your pockets
- Do not remove any papers from the venue
- Remain silent and no communication with anyone other than invigilator once in the venue
- No writing on hands/arms etc as we would not be able to ascertain if it was a code. It would have to be reported to the exam board
- Read and follow all the instructions printed on the front of question papers
- Candidates are not allowed to leave the exam venue to go to the toilet during the first 30 minutes or last 15 minutes of an exam, unless they are medically exempt.
- It is students responsibility to comply with exam regulations – breaking them through ignorance is not an excuse!
Equipment list & Banned Items
Students are only allowed the following items during their examinations, all other items must be left in the bags in secure storage.
- Black Pen
- Pencil Sharpener
- Clear Pencil Case
- Clear water bottle (all labels must be removed)
For certain examinations you may be allowed the following:
- Calculator (the lid must be removed)
The following items are banned from Examination Venues, all banned items must be left in students bag. If a student is caught with any of the below items will be taken as a serious offence and could result in disqualification from their examination and their overall qualification.
- Mobile Phones
- All types of Watches
- MP3/4 Player or a similar device
- Notes (unless specified for the examination)
- Calculator Lids
- Chewing Gum
A Level Results Day - Thursday 17th August 2023
Results can be collected from Mirfield College, please use the slipper lane entrance.
GCSE Results Day - Thursday 24th August 2023
Further information to be confirmed.
Post Results & Appeals
Please click here for our appeals policy.
Review of Marking
After the release of results the Academy will advise students if they were near the grade boundary and may ask if them to consent to a review of marking. Please note grades can go up or down.
Service 1 – Clerical Check
This is a re-check of all clerical procedures leading to the issue of a result (with a copy of the checked script if R1a service requested). This service will include the following checks:
• that all parts of the script have been marked
• the totalling of marks
• the recording of marks
Service 2 – Mark Review
This is a post-results review of the original marking to ensure that the agreed mark scheme has been applied correctly. Reviewers will not re-mark the script. They will only act to correct any errors identified in the original marking. This service will include:
• the clerical re-checks detailed in Service 1
• a review of marking as described above
Access to Script
Consent is sought from the student to access the marked script to either:
• support teaching and learning
• review the marking of script and decide if a review of marking is required
Certificates can be collected from Main School Reception during school hours. You will receive a letter/email informing you of when your certificates are available to collect.
If you are unable to collect your certificates yourself, the person collecting your certificates on your behalf will need a signed note from yourself, please see example below. If no one is able to collect your certificates at this time and you need them urgently, please email email@example.com to discuss any alternative options.
Please keep certificates safe as they are very important documents. If you lose any of your certificates you will need to order replacement certificates directly from the examination board, these can cost up to £100 each.
Please note, we are only allowed to store certificates for 1 year, after this time we are advised that certificates should be destroyed to ensure confidentiality.
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Example Authorisation Note
I authorise to collect my examination certificates.
Relationship to Student:
Signed: (By Student)
Before the Exams
If you think you are entitled to a Access Arrangements, but you are unsure, please discuss this with your Form Tutor.
When will I be given my statement of entry?
You will receive a statement of entry in March, it is important to go through and check all the details are correct. This will include your personal details legal name etc and all entry details. You must sign and return this document to the Exams Officer.
What do I do if there is an error on my Statement of Entry?
Discuss this with your Form Tutor or the Subject Leader who will inform the Exams Officer immediately.
What do I do if there is a clash?
Please let the Exams Officer know there is a clash on your timetable. If you have exams that clash, these will be rescheduled and new times will be shown on your final timetable. The exams whenever possible will take place on the same day. You will remain under supervision (isolation) between the two papers, a letter with more information about the supervision will also be sent.
What do I do if I am late for an exam?
Ring the Academy immediately and speak to the Exams Team who will advise you on how to proceed. On arrival you will need to wait in reception until you are met by a member of the Exams Team.
What Happens If I Am Ill/Have A Family Crisis/Suffer A Bereavement of a Close Family Member During the Exam Period?
You must let the Exams Team know immediately. You may be required to supply further documentation; the Exams Team will let you know what you will need to provide.
What Do I Do If I Feel Ill During an Exam?
You must raise your hand and an invigilator will assist you. If you feel unwell before the exam you must tell the Exams Team/Invigilator so they can monitor and assist where required.
If I Miss My Exam, Can I Take It on Another Day?
No. Exams are scheduled by the exam boards so you must attend on the day and time given.
If you have missed an exam through illness, you must have visited your doctor and provide a fit note to the Exams Officer.
What Equipment Do I Need for My Exam?
You are responsible for bringing your own equipment to your exams. This will not be provided for you. Please see the equipment list section for more information.
Can I Go to The Toilet During the Exam?
Students are not allowed to leave the exam venue to go to the toilet during the first 30 minutes or last 15 minutes of an exam, unless they are medically exempt.
If I Finish My Exam Before the Finish Time, Can I Leave the Room?
No. You must remain in the venue until you are instructed otherwise. Exam conditions apply until all scripts have been collected and you have left the venue.
What do I do if the fire alarm goes off during an exam?
Follow the instructions given by the Invigilator. The Exams team will let you know what to do next.
Can I Bring Food and Drink into An Exam Venue?
You can bring in a bottle of water, but it must be in a clear plastic bottle with any labels removed prior to entry to the venue. Food must not be brought into exam venues.
What If I Have Entered the Venue and Have Forgotten My Seat or Some Equipment in My Bag?
You must speak to an invigilator and wait, there is a seating plan that they can check in the venue or you will be escorted back outside to check. Once you have been to your seat you are under exam conditions so even to get something from your bag you must be escorted by an invigilator. You are not to wander around the venue or leave the venue once you are in.
What should I Wear?
For Main School Students - Full academy uniform must be worn.
For College Students - Please wear weather appropriate clothes.
If you have any concerns that have not been covered, please speak to a member of the Exams Team.
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