Exams

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The administration of both internal and external examinations has now become a "year round activity”. We also hold mock examinations for Years 10 and 11 (incorporating short fat groups) which run to the same JCQ rules and regulations as external examinations. This familiarises our students with the examination process before the real thing.

Notre Dame High School are committed to making every effort to ensure that the examinations are conducted in a way that will cause as little stress as possible and aim to help all our students achieve their full potential. 

 

Mr J Hirst

Exams Manager

jhirst@notredame-high.co.uk

0114 230 2536 

 

Results Days 2019

Results from the 2019 summer exams will be distributed on these days:

 

GCSE: Thursday 22nd August, from 9:00am until 10:30am for Y11 students and from 10:30am until 11:30am for Y9 and Y10 students (and Y12/13 students who have a sat a GCSE re-sit exam).

Results from level 1/2 Cambridge National exams, as well as for the Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Child Development, will also be distributed on GCSE results day.

 

All results will be distributed in the Salle. Students will be able to enter the school from the Fulwood Road entrance.

 

If you are unable to collect your results in person, there are a number of options open to you. You can nominate another person to collect on your behalf, opt to have them posted, or collect them in September if you are returning to school. Please complete the 'Collection of Results 2019' form (attached below) and return to Mr Hirst, Exams Manager, before your results week, to indicate which option you would prefer. Results will also be available on ePortal. Please note, no results will be given over the phone or by email.

If you are concerned about an exam result, a number of post-results services are available. See below for details.

 

Provisional Exam Dates for the 2019-20 School Year

November 2019 GCSE Maths and English Language GCSE re-sits: Monday 4th November 2019 to Monday 11th November 2019 (timetable below)

Summer 2020 Exam Session: Monday 11th May 2020 to Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Timetables for the summer 2020 exam session are available below. The timetables are provisional at this stage and may be subject to change. Parents and candidates are advised to check this page regularly for updates.

Please note, the exam boards have identified Wednesday 24th June 2020 as Exam Contingency Day. This means that in the unlikely event that an exam in the summer 2020 session cannot be held on its scheduled day because of unforeseen circumstances, such as a national emergency, the exam may instead be held on Wednesday 24th June. Students should therefore be available for exams until and including Wednesday 24th June. Holidays should not be booked until after that date.

 

Provisional Mock Exam Dates for the 2019-20 School Year

GCSE Summer 2020 mock exams (Y11 and Y10 mid-size): Wednesday 11th December 2019 to Thursday 18th December 2019

A level Summer 2020 mock exams (Y13): Wednesday 5th February 2020 to Friday 14th February 2020

Y12 exams: Monday 4th May 2020 to Thursday 7th May 2020

Y12 re-sit exams: Friday 19th June 2020

GCSE Summer 2021 mock exams (Y10 and Y9 mid-size): Monday 22nd June 2020 to Friday 26th June 2020

 

NB all of the above dates are provisional at this stage. Changes may be made.

 

Payment for Exam Fees

All exam entry fees, where applicable, should be paid using Wisepay.

 

Exams can be a stressful experience, but we are here to help! There is also plenty of online help available for revision strategies and planning your studies. BBC Bitesize has some useful tips here:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/support

  

“In the schools teach whatever is necessary to equip the students for life.”

St. Julie Billiart, Founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

The Department for Education annually publishes performance data for all schools and academies in the UK in their School Performance Tables Website. To find out more please search their website for "Notre Dame High School" in the "by school name" box or "S103BT" in the "by postcode finder".

We currently use the following exam boards:

AQA - www.aqa.org.uk

OCR - www.ocr.org.uk

Edexcel (Pearson) - www.edexcel.com

Welsh Board - www.wjec.org.uk

Our Sixth Form has an excellent retention rate, with 98% of our 16-19 students completing their courses. The average overall grade achieved at 16-19 level is C.

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