Exam Information

Exam Information 

All students in year 10 and 11 were issued with an updated Exam information booklet for 2016-2017 in the autumn term.

A copy of the booklet is available below:

 “Exam info booklet for students 2016-2017”

It is very important that students read through this information and familiarise themselves with the rules and regulations which apply to exams, coursework and controlled assessments, together with equipment required. They should also keep the information safe so they can refer to it during the year.

Additional important information can also be found in the document below regarding student malpractice:

“A Students Guide to Malpractice 2016-2017”

Exam Timetables  

Information regarding exam dates for Pre Public Exams (PPE's) and external GCSE exams, will be posted here as they become available, but will just be general date information until exam entries are finalised.

A reminder that students should attend all exams in full school uniform, and come fully equipped with a black pen, pencil and ruler. They will also require a compass and protractor for their Maths exams and a calculator for the Maths calculator paper and all their Science exams.

Staying well hydrated during exams is very important, students are allowed to bring a drink with them to exams, but this must be water only, in a clear plastic bottle with any labels removed.

Exams for the academic year 2016-2017:

May 2017 – Year 10 Science exams

Year 10 sat 3 practice science exams in early May, these exams were set and will be marked by the exam board and were an opportunity for students to sit practice exams on the new science specification, and for teachers to track progress of the new qualification.  Results will be available in September.

Summer 2017 – External GCSE’s 

The main summer season for external GCSE’s commences on Monday 15th May 2017 and runs till approximately Thursday 22nd June – depending on the subjects students are taking.Initial entries for the summer GCSE’s take place in February with a provisional student entry timetable issued to students in March.  The finalised personal timetables including all rooming and seating were issued when we returned from the Easter break.The overall general timetable for the summer exams is available below for your information: 

“Summer 2017 Exam timetable”

Summer 2017 - End of year Pre Public Exams - Year 7, 8 9 & 10. 

Yr 7 8 & 9 - English Maths and Science

Yr 10 - English and Maths.

From mid-June through to 30th June 2017 there will be a period of core end of year Pre Public Exams (PPE's) for Years 7 8 9 and 10 students.  Dates have been shared with students in class and promoted by staff.  Personal exam timetables will be issued to students prior to the end of May half term and a copy of the general exam timetable is now posted below for information:

“End of Year PPE’s Yr 7 8 9 10 Summer 2017”

End of Year Exams (Years 7-10) Letter

Exam Results

The Elizabethan Academy – GCSE results day arrangements

Results from this summer’s exams will be available to students on:

Thursday 24th August 2017

In the main Hall between 11am & 2pm

Should students require results posting home they need to bring a stamped addressed envelope (with correct postage) to the Exams Officer before the end of term.  A small A5 size envelope should be more than adequate.


If you are collecting results on behalf of a student, you must bring a signed letter of consent from them, to authorise this or we will be unable to release their results.


Results not collected on results day will be available to students at the start of the new term from Wednesday 6th September 2017 onwards.


Exam Certificates

Details of Exam Certificate collection arrangements/dates for those qualifications taken during the 2016-2017 academic year will be included with students exam results information on results day, and posted here once finalised.Exam certificates were delivered to school in autumn 2016 and were available for former students to collect at the end of November, the certificates were for all qualifications taken during the 2015-2016 academic year.Certificates are still available to collect but please phone to arrange a convenient collection time with the Exams Officer first.

ID will be required to collect certificates,and remember if collecting on behalf of a student, a signed letter of consent from them must be provided.

Current students had their certificates issued in tutor period in December, if you were absent and still have certificates to collect, please call at the Exams Office at break or lunch to make arrangements for collection.

If you require any further information regarding exam results and certificate collection please contact the Exams Officer using the link at the bottom.


If you require any further information regarding exams please contact the Exams Officer