Update 24 March 2021

On 6 January 2021, the government confirmed that in summer 2021, students taking GCSE, AS and A levels regulated by Ofqual, should be awarded grades based on an assessment by their teachers using Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs)

They conducted a two-week consultation to seek views on how best to provide alternative arrangements to this year’s exams. A joint consultation was held at the same time on how to award vocational, technical and other general qualifications.

Schools have been given strict guidance on how to award grades in a way that reflects students’ performance accurately, recognising the disruption they have faced over the last two years..

Teachers are being supported in making decisions with guidance and training from exam boards, grading will be subject to rigorous internal and external quality assurance procedures to ensure a fair and accurate grading.

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

If you have any questions please contact our Exams Coordinator.

Ms Selina Trafford Exams Coordinator


We will provide additional information to this page as updates become available.

GCSE Exam results will be announced on 12th August 2021



Access the timeline on Page 4 of the JCB A Guide to Appeals Processes Summer 2021 Series document  here 


JCQ Timeline For Grading And Appeals 2021





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

Click here for guidance for Students and Parents for the GCSE Summer Term 2021 exams.   JCQ Guidance for Students and Families for GCSE's Summer 2021

Click here to access the Year 7 - 10 Exam Timetable for Summer Term 2021


For students who have not yet collected their GCSE certificates for the exams they took in the summer of 2020.  There will be an opportunity to collect them on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th July 2021 between 4.00pm and 530pm.   The College are only able to hold the certificates until the end of December 2021 in accordance with our policy.

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 Policies

Exam Boards

Below are links to the relevant exam boards.


EdExcel  (Pearson)




Government Education Websites


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