Exams Update 2022-23
Exam Certificates. Summer 2022 Examinations
Students can come into school to collect and sign for exam certificates from Monday 5th December 2022. If a student is not able to come in personally and would like their certificates to be collected on their behalf, we will need their signed permission. We also ask the person collecting to bring proof of identity. JCQ require schools to keep certificates for 1 year only - however Hilbre High School do hold on file uncollected certificates for students who certificated in the last 3 years.
Certificates should always be retained - never destroyed - and stored in a safe place. Replacement certificates can only be requested from the respective exam boards and the exam board will charge approximately £40 per certificate. Gov.UK : Replacement Exam Certificates
January 2023 Exam Series
Students sitting vocational exams will receive exam timetables in November 2022 and their exams are listed on Edulink/exams tab.
Summer 2023 Exam Series
JCQ awarding bodies have now published their final timetables for the summer 2023 examination series. These include GCSE, A level and vocational examinations. The first A Level and GCSE exams in the summer series start the week commencing 15th May 2023. Individual timetables for the respective exam boards can be found on the awarding body websites:
Hilbre High School will issue personalised timetables to students in due course and all exams are updated on Edulink/Exams tab.
JCQ Contingency days update
JCQ have confirmed that these are now timetabled for the afternoons of the 8th and 15the June as well as the day of 28th June 2023. These contingency days are designed to be used in the event of national or significant local disruption to examinations.
We therefore strongly advise that students do not book any holidays/events until after 28th June 2023.
Exam Results Days 2023
The DfE and Ofqual have confirmed that the summer 2023 results days will be one week apart as usual.
- A-level and Vocational results will be published on Thursday 17th August 2023
- GCSEs will be on Thursday 24 August 2023
Exam Boards and Revision Guides
A list of all exam subjects, exam boards and revision guides can be found in the attached documents.
Information for students : Resources published to support students
- A guide to coping with exam pressure, produced with Professor David Putwain, a researcher (and a former school and college teacher) at Liverpool John Moores University
- A blog by Professor Kevin Woods and Dr Tee McCaldin outlining some hints and tip which may help students to prepare for exams
Mrs A Lightfoot, Exams Officer : email@example.com