Examinations

Information for Candidates 2023/24

Links to Exam Boards and Specifications for Revision

The documents below outline the exam board and qualification type for each of the subjects we offer at GCSE and A Level. Links to the specifications for each qualification are included. The specifications outline the content that students need to know for their exams and should be used as an important tool for revision. 

A-Level-Subject-Exam-Specifications.pdf
GCSE-Subject-Exam-Specifications.pdf

Links to exam board websites:

 

Summer 2024 Contingency Date

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 6 June 2024 and
Thursday 13 June 2024. The standard contingency day remains at the end of the
timetable being scheduled on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

You must consider the contingency day of Wednesday 26 June 2024 when making
your plans for the summer. Candidates must remain available until Wednesday 28
June 2023 should examinations need to be rescheduled.

Exam Timetable Summer 2024

Examination Timetable Summer 2024 - TBC 

Information for A Level & GCSE Results Days 2023/24

  • Centre policy
  • Results Day Dates
    • A-levels, Level 3 Certs % Extended Projects, Functional Skills 
      • 15 August 2024 
    • GCSE, AQA Cert, Entry Level Cert
      • 22 August 2024 

Contact the Bishopshalt Exams Office

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