The summer exam timetable can be viewed by clicking here
The summer written exam period will run from Monday 11th May to Thursday 18th June 2020. However a “contingency” exam day has been arranged by the examination awarding bodies which all students need to be aware of. This contingency day for GCSE (or equivalent) examinations has been put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations during the June 2020 examination series.” The decision comes following the tragic events of previous summers, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire.
The Joint Council for Qualifications have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam in the event of an incident and rearrange for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance. The date that has been set aside as the contingency day is Wednesday 24th June 2020. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 24th June 2020. This decision is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools.
Click here for an explanation of the GCSE grading system.
To view a copy of the 2018/19 Exam Guidance Booklet for students, please click here.
Click here to view the ‘Coping with exam pressure’ guide for students produced by ofqual.
If you attended Oathall Community College and have now mislaid your examination certificates, in the first instance contact us at the following e-mail address as we do hold quite a number of examination certificates for our past pupils – email@example.com. If we are unable to help you, you will need to apply to the Examination Boards for duplicates. The necessary links are below:
AQA – www.aqa.org.uk/help-and-contacts/past-results
AQA City and Guilds – www.cityandguilds.com/career-ideas/help-for-learners/replacement-certificates-learners
CCEA – www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/qualifications/administration/replacement_certificates.asp
Edexcel – www.edexcel.com/i-am-a/student/replace-certs-secure/Pages/default.aspx
OCR – www.ocr.org.uk/ocr-for/exams-officers/lost-certificates/
WJEC – www.wjec.co.uk/index.php?nav=44
You may also find this link to these websites helpful.
Parents should be aware that students who are ill on the day of a public exam need to provide a medical certificate for the exam board. This is necessary for any special consideration by the exam board.
During the mock exam period and for any other year group exams set by the school, parents should phone the college as early as possible to notify a student’s absence. It will not be necessary for parents to provide a medical certificate and any student who is genuinely unwell should stay at home.