Exam Information

All external exams are conducted in line with The Joint Council for Qualifications regulations. You can visit their web site here : www.jcq.org.uk

3.1 Controlled assessments

3.2 Coursework assessments

3.3 On screen tests

3.4 Privacy Notice

3.5 Social media

3.6 Written examinations

4.1 No Mobile Phones Poster

4.2 Warning to Candidates

EXAMINATION TIMETABLE

Examination timetable for Summer 2018 Years 11, 12 and 13 will be issued with an initial statement of entry form early in the Spring term. Students should check their entries with their subject teachers and then with their parents/carers, both students and parents/carers are required to sign these statements. Completed statements must be returned to Pupil Services by the specified date. A second statement will be issued during March which will show dates for written exams. Any discrepancies should be reported to the exams office immediately. Final statements for exams will be issued to students in Years 11, 12 and 13 in April. These statements will give full details of room and seating arrangements. Exam registers with rooming and seating will be displayed on the Old Gym window on a weekly basis throughout the exam period. Students should check these lists before each exam in case of any late changes.

Date Start Len Board Component Component Title Level
Week 1
Mon 14 May 09:00 01:30 OCR J276/01 Comp Sci: Computer Systems Wrtn GCSE
Mon 14 May 13:00 02:00 AQA PROD1 GCE D & T: Product Des [3D-Des] Unit 1 GCE
Mon 14 May 13:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6667 01 Further Pure FP1 GCE
Mon 14 May 13:00 00:00 AQA 8062/13 Religious Studies A P1-3 Christ GCSE
Mon 14 May 13:00 00:00 AQA 8062/15 Religious Studies A P1-5 Islam GCSE
Tue 15 May 09:00 00:35 AQA 8658/LF French Listening Test Tier F GCSE
Tue 15 May 09:00 00:45 AQA 8658/RF French Reading Test Tier F GCSE
Tue 15 May 09:00 00:45 AQA 8658/LH French Listening Test Tier H GCSE
Tue 15 May 09:00 01:00 AQA 8658/RH French Reading Test Tier H GCSE
Tue 15 May 13:00 01:30 AQA LAW01 GCE Law Unit 1 GCE
Tue 15 May 13:00 01:45 AQA 8461/1H Biology Paper 1 Tier H GCSE
Tue 15 May 13:00 01:15 AQA 8464/B/1F Combined Sci Trilogy Biology P1F GCSE
Tue 15 May 13:00 01:15 AQA 8464/B/1H Combined Sci Trilogy Biology P1H GCSE
Wed 16 May 09:00 01:15 AQA 8582/1 Physical Education Paper 1 GCSE
Wed 16 May 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6663 01 Core Mathematics C1 GCE
Wed 16 May 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6679 01 Mechanics M3 GCE
Wed 16 May 13:00 01:45 AQA 8062/2A Religious Studies A P2A Excl Text GCSE
Thu 17 May 09:00 01:45 AQA 8462/1H Chemistry Paper 1 Tier H GCSE
Thu 17 May 09:00 01:15 AQA 8464/C/1F Combined Sci Trilogy Chemistry P1F GCSE
Thu 17 May 09:00 01:15 AQA 8464/C/1H Combined Sci Trilogy Chemistry P1H GCSE
Thu 17 May 13:00 01:30 OCR J276/02 Comp Sci: Algrthms & Prgrmmng Wrtn GCSE
Fri 18 May 09:00 01:00 AQA 8658/WF French Writing Test Tier F GCSE
Fri 18 May 09:00 01:15 AQA 8658/WH French Writing Test Tier H GCSE
Fri 18 May 13:00 01:45 AQA 8261/W Drama Written Paper GCSE
Fri 18 May 13:00 01:15 AQA 8582/2 Physical Education Paper 2 GCSE
Week 2
Tue 22 May 09:00 01:45 EDEXL/GCSE 1ET0 01 Shakesp. & Post 1914 Lit. GCSE
Tue 22 May 13:00 01:30 AQA 8035/1 Geography Paper 1 GCSE
Wed 23 May 09:00 01:00 AQA 413001 Applied/Business Studies Unit 1 GCSE
Wed 23 May 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6664 01 Core Mathematics C2 GCE
Wed 23 May 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6691 01 Statistics S3 GCE
Wed 23 May 09:00 02:00 OCR G322/01 Media Studies: Media Cncpts TV Writn GCE
Wed 23 May 13:00 01:45 AQA 8463/1H Physics Paper 1 Tier H GCSE
Wed 23 May 13:00 01:15 AQA 8464/P/1F Combined Sci Trilogy Physics P1F GCSE
Wed 23 May 13:00 01:15 AQA 8464/P/1H Combined Sci Trilogy Physics P1H GCSE
Thu 24 May 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE 1MA1 1F Non Calculator [F] GCSE
Thu 24 May 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE 1MA1 1H Non Calculator [H] GCSE
Thu 24 May 13:00 01:30 AQA LAW02 GCE Law Unit 2 GCE
Fri 25 May 09:00 02:15 EDEXL/GCSE 1ET0 02 19C Nov/Poetry Since 1789 GCSE
Week 3
Mon 04 Jun 09:00 02:30 AQA GEOG3 GCE Geography Unit 3 GCE
Mon 04 Jun 09:00 02:15 EDEXL/GCE 9GE0 01 Paper One GCE
Mon 04 Jun 09:00 01:15 EDEXL/GCSE 1HI0 12 Warfare & British Society GCSE
Mon 04 Jun 09:00 02:00 OCR G325/01 Media Studies: Crtl Prspt Media Wrtn GCE
Mon 04 Jun 13:00 02:00 AQA 7182/1 Psychology ADV Paper 1 GCE
Mon 04 Jun 13:00 01:45 OCR B322/01 Media: Txtl Anlys Moving Image Wrtn GCSE
Mon 04 Jun 13:00 02:15 OCR H556/01 Physics A: Modelling Physics Wtn GCE
Tue 05 Jun 09:00 01:45 EDEXL/GCSE 1EN0 01 Fiction & Imag.Writing GCSE
Tue 05 Jun 09:00 02:00 OCR H573/01 Rel Stud: Philosophy of Religion Wtn GCE
Tue 05 Jun 09:00 01:45 WJEC/GCE 4563UB0-1 Food Science & Nutr. Unit 1 External L3/L3
Tue 05 Jun 13:00 01:30 AQA 8035/2 Geography Paper 2 GCSE
Tue 05 Jun 13:00 01:45 EDEXL/GCE 9CH0 01 ADV.Inorganic & Phys.Chem GCE
Tue 05 Jun 13:00 02:00 OCR H460/01 Economics: Microeconomics Wrtn GCE
Wed 06 Jun 09:00 00:35 AQA 8698/LF Spanish Listening Test Tier F GCSE
Wed 06 Jun 09:00 00:45 AQA 8698/RF Spanish Reading Test Tier F GCSE
Wed 06 Jun 09:00 00:45 AQA 8698/LH Spanish Listening Test Tier H GCSE
Wed 06 Jun 09:00 01:00 AQA 8698/RH Spanish Reading Test Tier H GCSE
Wed 06 Jun 09:00 02:00 EDEXL/GCE 9MA0 01 Pure Mathematics 1 GCE
Wed 06 Jun 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6668 01 Further Pure FP2 GCE
Wed 06 Jun 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6677 01 Mechanics M1 GCE
Wed 06 Jun 13:00 01:00 AQA 413002 Business Studies Unit 2 GCSE
Wed 06 Jun 13:00 02:15 EDEXL/GCE 9HI0 1E Russia 1917-91 GCE
Wed 06 Jun 13:00 01:45 EDEXL/GCSE 1MU0 03 Appraising GCSE
Thu 07 Jun 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE 1MA1 2F Calculator [F] GCSE
Thu 07 Jun 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE 1MA1 2H Calculator [H] GCSE
Thu 07 Jun 09:00 02:15 OCR H420/01 Biology A: Biological Processes Wtn GCE
Thu 07 Jun 13:00 02:00 AQA 7132/1 Business ADV Paper 1 GCE
Thu 07 Jun 13:00 02:15 EDEXL/GCE 9ET0 01 Drama GCE
Fri 08 Jun 09:00 02:00 AQA 7182/2 Psychology ADV Paper 2 GCE
Fri 08 Jun 09:00 02:00 AQA PROD3 GCE D & T: Product Des [3D-Des] Unit 3 GCE
Fri 08 Jun 09:00 02:00 EDEXL/GCSE 1EN0 02 Non-Fic. & Trans.Writing GCSE
Fri 08 Jun 09:00 02:15 OCR H556/02 Physics A: Exploring Physics Wtn GCE
Fri 08 Jun 13:00 01:30 AQA GEO4B GCE Geography Unit 4B GCE
Fri 08 Jun 13:00 02:15 EDEXL/GCE 9GE0 02 Paper Two GCE
Fri 08 Jun 13:00 01:45 EDEXL/GCSE 1HI0 27 Superpower Relations B3/4 GCSE

 

 

Week 4
Mon 11 Jun 09:00 01:45 AQA 8461/2H Biology Paper 2 Tier H GCSE
Mon 11 Jun 09:00 01:15 AQA 8464/B/2F Combined Sci Trilogy Biology P2F GCSE
Mon 11 Jun 09:00 01:15 AQA 8464/B/2H Combined Sci Trilogy Biology P2H GCSE
Mon 11 Jun 09:00 02:00 OCR H573/02 Rel Stud: Religion and Ethics Wtn GCE
Mon 11 Jun 09:00 02:30 WJEC/GCE A690U30-1 Drama Comp 3 Text in Performance GCE
Mon 11 Jun 09:00 02:00 AQA 7582/1 Physical Education ADV Paper 1 GCE
Mon 11 Jun 09:00 02:30 AQA 7692/1 Spanish ADV Pap 1 List Read & Writ GCE
Mon 11 Jun 13:00 02:00 AQA 7132/2 Business ADV Paper 2 GCE
Mon 11 Jun 13:00 01:15 AQA 8035/3 Geography Paper 3 GCSE
Mon 11 Jun 13:00 02:15 OCR H420/02 Biology A: Biological Diversity Wtn GCE
Tue 12 Jun 09:00 01:30 AQA LAW03 GCE Law Unit 3 GCE
Tue 12 Jun 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE 1MA1 3F Calculator [F] GCSE
Tue 12 Jun 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE 1MA1 3H Calculator [H] GCSE
Tue 12 Jun 13:00 01:45 EDEXL/GCE 9CH0 02 ADV.Organic & Phys.Chem. GCE
Tue 12 Jun 13:00 01:00 EDEXL/GCE 9ET0 02 Prose GCE
Tue 12 Jun 13:00 01:20 EDEXL/GCSE 1HI0 31 Weimar & Nazi Germany GCSE
Tue 12 Jun 13:00 02:00 OCR H460/02 Economics: Macroeconomics Wrtn GCE
Wed 13 Jun 09:00 01:45 AQA 8462/2H Chemistry Paper 2 Tier H GCSE
Wed 13 Jun 09:00 01:15 AQA 8464/C/2F Combined Sci Trilogy Chemistry P2F GCSE
Wed 13 Jun 09:00 01:15 AQA 8464/C/2H Combined Sci Trilogy Chemistry P2H GCSE
Wed 13 Jun 09:00 02:00 EDEXL/GCE 9MA0 02 Pure Mathematics 2 GCE
Wed 13 Jun 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6683 01 Statistics S1 GCE
Wed 13 Jun 13:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 9HI0 2E China & Gdr GCE
Thu 14 Jun 09:00 02:00 AQA 7182/3 Psychology ADV Paper 3 GCE
Thu 14 Jun 09:00 01:00 AQA 8698/WF Spanish Writing Test Tier F GCSE
Thu 14 Jun 09:00 01:15 AQA 8698/WH Spanish Writing Test Tier H GCSE
Thu 14 Jun 09:00 01:30 OCR H556/03 Physics A: Unified Physics Wtn GCE
Thu 14 Jun 09:00 02:00 AQA 7692/2 Spanish ADV Paper 2 Writing GCE
Thu 14 Jun 13:00 02:00 AQA 45601 D & T: Resistant Materials Tech Unit 1 GCSE
Thu 14 Jun 13:00 02:15 EDEXL/GCE 9GE0 03 Paper Three GCE
Fri 15 Jun 09:00 01:45 AQA 8463/2H Physics Paper 2 Tier H GCSE
Fri 15 Jun 09:00 01:15 AQA 8464/P/2F Combined Sci Trilogy Physics P2F GCSE
Fri 15 Jun 09:00 01:15 AQA 8464/P/2H Combined Sci Trilogy Physics P2H GCSE
Fri 15 Jun 09:00 02:15 EDEXL/GCE 9ET0 03 Poetry GCE
Fri 15 Jun 09:00 02:00 OCR H460/03 Economics: Themes in Economics Wrtn GCE
Fri 15 Jun 09:00 02:00 AQA 7582/2 Physical Education ADV Paper 2 GCE
Fri 15 Jun 13:00 02:00 EDEXL/GCE 9MA0 03 Statistics & Mechanics GCE
Fri 15 Jun 13:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6678 01 Mechanics M2 GCE
Fri 15 Jun 13:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6689 01 Decision Mathematics D1 GCE
Week 5
Mon 18 Jun 09:00 02:30 AQA 7652/1 French ADV Paper 1 List Read & Writ GCE
Mon 18 Jun 09:00 02:00 AQA 7132/3 Business ADV Paper 3 GCE
Mon 18 Jun 09:00 00:35 AQA 8668/LF German Listening Test Tier F GCSE
Mon 18 Jun 09:00 00:45 AQA 8668/RF German Reading Test Tier F GCSE
Mon 18 Jun 09:00 00:45 AQA 8668/LH German Listening Test Tier H GCSE
Mon 18 Jun 09:00 01:00 AQA 8668/RH German Reading Test Tier H GCSE
Mon 18 Jun 09:00 02:00 EDEXL/GCE 9MU0 03 Appraising GCE
Mon 18 Jun 09:00 01:30 OCR H420/03 Biology A: Unified Biology Wtn GCE
Mon 18 Jun 13:00 02:00 AQA LAW04 GCE Law Unit 4 GCE
Mon 18 Jun 13:00 02:00 OCR H573/03 Rel Stud: Dvlpmnts Chrstn Thght Wtn GCE
Tue 19 Jun 09:00 02:15 EDEXL/GCE 9HI0 35 Britain: Empire & Warfare GCE
Tue 19 Jun 13:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6665 01 Core Mathematics C3 GCE
Wed 20 Jun 09:00 02:00 AQA 7652/2 French ADV Paper 2 Writing GCE
Wed 20 Jun 09:00 02:30 EDEXL/GCE 9CH0 03 Gen & Prac.Princips.in Chem GCE
Thu 21 Jun 09:00 01:00 AQA 8668/WF German Writing Test Tier F GCSE
Thu 21 Jun 09:00 01:15 AQA 8668/WH German Writing Test Tier H GCSE
Thu 21 Jun 13:00 02:30 EDEXL/GCE 6RU0401 Written Resp. & Research GCE
Fri 22 Jun 09:00 02:00 AQA 45551 D & T: Product Design Unit 1 GCSE
Fri 22 Jun 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6666 01 Core Mathematics C4 GCE
Week 6
Mon 25 Jun 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6669 01 Further Pure FP3 GCE
Mon 25 Jun 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCE 6684 01 Statistics S2 GCE

Uniform – Full school uniform should be worn for all exams.

Exam clashes – Clashes will be resolved by the exams office and a letter/email will be sent to students and parents/carers detailing arrangements and time changes. Clashes will result in students being supervised in isolation between exams. Students will therefore need to bring food, drink and revision material for the time they are in isolation.

Exam Rooms – Exams will usually be sat in The Sports Hall or The Fairhurst room but other rooms may be used if necessary.

Candidate number – Students must know their candidate number as it must be written on every exam paper. Candidate numbers can be found on the top left hand side of all individual exam statements.

Exam times – Exams will begin at 9.00am in the morning and 1.00pm in the afternoon. Please ensure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the exam. If you know you are going to be late please inform the school on 01753 716060. When you do arrive in school you should report to the school office and a decision will be made as to whether you will be eligible to sit the exam. You will not be allowed to sit the exam if you arrive later than an hour after an exam has started for exams longer than an hour or for papers that are less than an hour if the paper has been finished.

Exam seating – Please ensure that you know your seat number and sit in the correct seat when you enter the exam room. Sitting in the wrong seat, results in phone calls to parents, causing unnecessary worry. If you are unsure of your seat number or timing etc, please refer to your individual timetable or failing that exam registers will be displayed on the Old Gym windows on a week by week basis, you are advised to check these in case of any last minute changes.

Equipment for exams – It is your responsibility to arrive at an exam with the correct equipment. You must have a clear see through pencil case, black pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener, protractor and compass.

Calculators – Calculators can be used unless stated on the exam paper that they can not. If you use a calculator you must ensure it works properly, the lid of the calculator should be left in your bag or put on the floor by your desk.

Dictionaries are not allowed unless the exam paper dictates that one may be used.

Notes – Notes should not be taken into the exam room, they should be left in your bag, NOT in your pockets

Drinks – You are only allowed to take water in a clear see through bottle with a secure top into the exam room. The bottle must be placed on the floor by your desk during the exam.

Illness – If you are ill you must inform the exams office by calling 01753 716060 on the morning you are due to sit an exam. A self-certification form can be obtained from the exams office but you are strongly advised to obtain a medical certificate from your doctor, a copy of which should be submitted to the exams office at the earliest opportunity.

Mobiles/Ipods/MP3 players and any other form of electronic device are not permitted in the exam room, you should switch them off and hand them in to the invigilator who will place your item in a clear numbered bag, a card with the same number will be issued to you and your articles will be stored in the exams office and can be collected at the end of your exam otherwise they should be switched off and put in your bag at the front of the exam room.

The school will not be held responsible if you store your valuables in your bag and they are stolen.   Having a mobile or other electronic device on your person even if it is switched off is not allowed and if caught could result in disqualification from the exam.

  • Should you feel ill during the exam or need to speak to an invigilator for any reason, you must raise your hand and wait for them to come to you.
  • You will not be allowed to leave the examination room before the published finish time
  • If the fire alarm sounds, you should follow the instructions given by the invigilators. Instructions are also given at the beginning of every exam.
  • A code of conduct will be read out at the beginning of each exam. You should pay attention to these instructions in order to satisfy the regulations of the Examination Boards.
  • Please ensure that your contact details on Sims are up to date in case we need to contact you at short notice before an exam.
  • It is your responsibility to speak to your subject teacher before exams if there is something you do not understand to do with your examination.

You can view our examination policies on the School Policies page here

Contact details:

Mrs Lewis

Email: klewis@twbs.co.uk

Telephone: 01753 716060 Extension 425

Certificates from Exam Season May/June 2017

Exam certificates will be available for collection from 4th December between 9.30-2.30 from the exams office.

If you would prefer to have your certificates posted to you, you will need to read and follow the instructions on the attached form ‘Certificates available letter’.

If you do not collect your certificates then you will need to complete the attached ‘Certificates 3rd Party Collections Proforma’ and whoever collects your certificates will need to bring this completed form along with photographic ID.

In accordance with JCQ regulations certificates will only be retained by the school for 1 year and will be destroyed in a confidential manner after this time.

If you have any questions about this matter please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Lewis: 01753 716060 ext 425 or email klewis@twbs.co.uk.

TWBS - Certificates available letter 2017
TWBS - Certificates 3rd Party Collections Proforma