Exams 2022/2023

Information for Candidates 2022-23

Ofqual has published an open letter to students about arrangements for GCSEs, AS and A levels and vocational qualifications in 2023. Please take the time to read it here: Letter to students and parents/carers

Summer 2023 contingency dates

The awarding bodies have collectively agreed a contingency day for several years
now which is always scheduled at the end of the GCSE and A level exam timetables.

The contingency day is in the event of national or significant local disruption to exams in the United Kingdom, being part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for exams.

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, further resilience was needed within the exam
timetables. A single contingency day was not felt to be sufficient if a national event or incident had a significant effect on the exam timetable. For example, summer exams could be affected by extremely high temperatures.

For the June 2023 exams, the awarding bodies have therefore introduced two
additional half-day contingency sessions. These are on Thursday 8 June 2023 and
Thursday 15 June 2023. The standard contingency day remains at the end of the
timetable being scheduled on Wednesday 28 June 2023.

You must consider the contingency day of Wednesday 28 June 2023 when making
your plans for the summer. Candidates must remain available until Wednesday 28
June 2023 should examinations need to be rescheduled.

Links to the various exam boards

Information for A Level & GCSE Results Days 2022/23

  • Centre policy
  • Results Day Dates
    • A-levels, Level 3 Certs % Extended Projects, Functional Skills 
      • 17 August 2023
    • GCSE, AQA Cert, Entry Level Cert
      • 24 August 2023
  • Information for Candidates Summer 2023 Post Results Service (PRS) & Certificates 
    • PRS Form for Students - link TBC
    • Certificates will be available in November 2023
  • JCQ Documents 
    • Post Results Guidance for Students & Parents
    • Link to JCQ website

Examinations Office

If you require any further details please do not hesitate to contact:

Ms Lisa Cookson - Examinations Officer
Tel:  01895 233909 ext 1305 
Email: lcookson@bishopshalt.school