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GCSE Exams – Information

All of the examinations boards (awarding bodies) have now confirmed dates/sessions for this summer’s GCSE/BTEC/Cambridge National examinations.  The timetable for all examinations is attached.

All pupils taking examinations this summer will receive a personal timetable and a revision plan on Monday, 5 February.  Pupils with an exam clash will receive a letter with a plan of how this will be managed.


Examinations begin on Tuesday, 7 May 2024.


Please ensure you read and understand the following information provided by the examination boards regarding contingency plans:


“The awarding bodies have designated Wednesday 26 June 2024 as the ‘contingency day’ for examinations. The afternoons of Thursday 6 June and Thursday 13 June have been designated as ‘contingency afternoons’ for examinations. This is consistent with the qualification regulators’ document Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland – Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


The designation of ‘contingency days’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or significant local disruption to examinations in the United Kingdom. It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations.  Candidates must remain available until Wednesday 26 June 2024 should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan.


Information for Pupils – please encourage your child to read these documents: 

GCSE Exam Timetable

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Information for Candidates: Coursework Assessments

Information for Candidates: Non-examination Assessments

Information for Candidates: Privacy Notice

Information for Candidates: Written Examinations