A Level Examinations
The Examinations team, headed by our Examinations
Officer, organises and administers all external and internal examinations at
the Secondary Campus.
We are a certified examination centre for Edexcel, CIE
and AQA and offer exams at GCSE, IGCSE and A Level. For further information
regarding which subjects follow which examination boards and syllabus please
request a curriculum guide.
exams are sat in May/June each year. Under new regulations from the exam board,
there is no limit to the number of times a student repeats a unit exam. Under
such rules students will retain their best mark.
means that a student could take a unit exam in the summer of their Year 12, and
then retake the unit in summer of their Year 13. Naturally, the aim is for the
student to do their best in the first sitting. However, it is a recognised fact
that students mature as learners at different rates and that, particularly in
certain subjects, a resit can improve a mark by a grade.
The majority of the units are formal examinations but some are
portfolio/project-based coursework. The coursework units require good
organisation and time planning on the part of the student to ensure success.
Examinations are sat in line with UK directives and occur in the afternoon and
If you have any specific questions about
examinations please contact the Examinations Office or Admissions.
Grades offered at AS/A Level are; A, B, C, D, E and all these
grades are seen as 'pass' grades, and can be credited for university entrance. At A2 level students can also achieve an A* grading.
Information about Edexcel exams can be found at www.edexcel.org.uk
Information about AQA exams can be found at www.aqa.org.uk
All such exam boards are regulated by Ofqual. Further
information can be found at www.ofqual.gov.uk