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Exam Release Information 2017

GCSE exams begin on Monday 15th May and end on Wednesday 21st June 2017.


The Year 11 exam schedule for our Summer 2017 exams is posted on the school’s website here. Pupils have now been issued with their own individual timetable of exams now that final entries have been confirmed.


Pupils themselves are responsible for attending all of their scheduled exams at the correct time in the correct room. Start times will usually be 9.00 am for a morning exam and 1.30 pm for an afternoon exam but pupils with access arrangements may have different start and finish times to other pupils sitting the same exam.


All Year 11 pupils should attend school as normal until Friday 16th June, 2017  taking their exams as scheduled. There is NO study leave. Any absence up to this point will be unauthorised.



Up to Friday 16th June, pupils must attend every lesson as normal unless they are in an exam. If an exam has already been taken in a particular subject, pupils must still attend those lessons with their normal teacher and treat them as supervised independent study/revision sessions for their remaining exams.



On Friday, 16th June, all Year 11 have a Physics exam in the morning and some pupils may leave school if they choose straight after this exam.

  • The Dining Hall will be open for Year 11 refreshments after the exam has finished.
  • Lunch will be at 12.00 that day.
  • Some pupils will have a D&T (RMT) exam in the afternoon (some start at 12.45).
  • Some pupils will need to attend a final History lesson with Miss Powdrill.
  • All of Year 11 will need to leave the premises by 12.55pm OR go to your D&T RMT exam OR tutor time and normal lessons.



From Monday 19th June to Wednesday 21st June, 2017. With only History, Graphics and Dance exams remaining) Year 11 pupils will NOT be required to attend school unless they have an exam but a study room WILL ALWAYS be provided should they wish to stay in school.


Pupils who come to school for exams and decide to come in late or go home early, outside of the normal school day during these 3 days (when they do not have another exam or revision lesson and decide not to take advantage of our supervised study rooms during this time), must make their own provision for safe transport to and from school. On these occasions, pupils must also sign themselves in/ out at main reception to comply with health and safety fire regulations and gain fully authorised attendance. It is strongly recommended that pupils check their individual timetables and times of exams and preferably arrive at school no later than 12.00 for an afternoon exam.


Additional Arrangements:

In order to make the school as quiet as possible for afternoon exams, on the following dates, the whole school day will be adjusted so that lunch is from 12.00-12.55; tutor time from 12.55-1.15; lesson 4 from 1.15-2.15 and lesson 5 from 2.15-3.15:



  • Tuesday 16th May, 2017
  • Friday, 19th May, 2017
  • Monday 22nd May, 2017
  • Wednesday, 24th May, 2017
  • Thursday 25th May, 2017
  • Monday, 5th June, 2017
  • Tuesday 6th June, 2017
  • Friday, 9th June, 2017
  • Wednesday, 14th June, 2017
  • Friday, 16th June, 2017
  • Tuesday, 20th June, 2017
  • Wednesday, 21st June, 2017