Examinations

 Queries relating to examinations should be forwarded,
via e-mail, to exams@brimsham.com  

 

COVID-19 and Summer 2020 Exams: On 18 March 2020, the Secretary of State for Education announced that the summer 2020 exam series would be cancelled in order to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and that students due to sit the exams would be awarded a grade based on an assessment of the grade they would have been most likely to achieve had exams gone ahead. On 23 March, in a written statement to Parliament, the Secretary of State explained the government’s intention that results would be issued to this year’s cohort based on a range of evidence and data, including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment. 

School or college-based assessment already has an important role in many GCSEs, AS and A levels and in extraordinary circumstances such as these, schools and colleges are best placed to judge the likely performance of their students at the end of the course. Ofqual and exam boards will do everything they can to make sure grades awarded this year are as fair as possible for students. This will include putting all centre assessment grades through an external standardisation process to better ensure that grades are comparable between schools and colleges. 

Further information can be found on each exam board’s dedicated COVID-19 web pages:

            AQA             OCR            Pearson             WJEC/Eduqas            NCFE

 

Certificates: Exam certificates are now available for collection from the school office. If not collected in person, a representative can collect on your behalf with signed permission from you and photographic ID.

 

We have a large number of uncollected certificates dating back to 2009. Please check that older siblings have collected their certificates. It is a requirement for us to hold certificates for five years only, after which point they will be destroyed. We do not hold copies of certificates. 

  

Results Day

The DfE have confirmed students will receive their Summer 2020 results on the originally planned dates:

  • 13 August – AS, A Levels and other Level 3 qualifications (including Cambridge Technicals and BTEC Nationals)
  • 20 August – GCSEs and other Level 1/2 qualifications (including Cambridge Nationals and BTEC Firsts)

Information for Candidates and Parents/Carers