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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


0114 230 2536 


Summer 2019 Exam Session 

The Summer 2019 Exam Session will start on Monday 13th May 2019 and finish on Tuesday 25th June 2019.

The exam boards have designated Wednesday 26th June as 'contingency day' for the Summer 2019 Exam Session. This means that if exams cannot be held on any day in the 2019 exam session due to circumstances outside the school's control, alternative exams may have to be held on Wednesday 26th June instead. All candidates for the summer 2019 exam session should remain available until that day. Students and parents are therefore advised not to make holiday travel arrangements before Thursday 27th June 2019.


Summer 2019 Exam Session Timetables

Timetables for the Summer 2019 Exam Sessions can be downloaded below. Please note, the timetables are provisional at this stage. They are correct as at 27th February 2019 but may be subject to amendment. Parents, guardians and students are requested to monitor this page for updates as the Exam Session approaches.


Results Days 2019

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

A level: Thursday 15th August

GCSE: Thursday 22nd August

More details about results collection will be published soon.


Payment for Exam Fees

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


Y10 Mock Exams June 2019

Mock Exams for all Y10 students, as well as Y9 students who are following a 'Mid Size' GCSE option, will take place in the week commencing 24th June 2019. An overview of the mock exam session, as well as a letter from Mr Doherty, head of Y10, can be downloaded below. We aim to make mock exams as realistic as possible, so that all our students are fully prepared for their final GCSE exams.


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:



“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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