Update 15th January 2021

Following the cancellation of this year’s summer exams, the Department for Education and Ofqual have launched a consultation seeking views on how to award grades in a way that reflects students’ performance accurately, recognising the disruption they have faced this year.

Grades will be based on teacher assessment, with teachers supported in making decisions with guidance and training from exam boards.

The consultation will consider the range of evidence teachers use to award a grade, which could include coursework, other forms of assessment and papers provided by exam boards, to support consistency and fairness across schools and colleges.

Access the consultation document. 

If you would like to complete the survey you can do so here. 

We have put together a booklet with all the information you need before sitting your exams, please click here

For information about exam boards click here

GCSE Examinations

Update 15th January 2021 -   All examinations have been cancelled.  Please see information above

The full summer 2021 GCSE Examination Timetable will be published in due course, but exams will run from 26th May until 2nd June 2021.   

The Joint Council for Qualifications has set the 7th June to 2nd July 2021 as contingency dates "in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations during the June 2021 examination series" to allow students a fair and equal chance.

This means all GCSE students MUST remain available for the whole of the examination period, which is 26th May - 2nd July 2021.


Exam Boards

Below are links to the relevant exam boards.


EdExcel  (Pearson)




Government Education Websites


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