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Examinations

This page of the website contains current information on public examinations held at Chiltern Hills Academy.

Public examinations can be a stressful time for students, parents carers so it is important that all those involved are as well informed as possible. Well informed students understand that the rules and regulations are designed to ensure fairness and minimise disturbance: it is in the interest of all that the examinations run smoothly.

The school makes every effort to ensure that students receive the best possible preparation for their examinations; that the administrative arrangements run smoothly; and that the examinations are conducted in a way that causes as little stress as possible, so that students achieve their potential.  Mock examinations are organised to the same high standards and rules as the public examinations, in order to familiarise the students with the process.

This information aims to inform parents, carers and students about examination procedures that are in place.  Importantly, it also contains the formal notices that are required by regulation to be given to each student.

If you have any questions please feel free to make enquiries to the Examinations Officer.  The Exams Officer at Chiltern Hills Academy is Mrs Dell and she may be contacted either by telephone on a direct line: 01494 782 066 ext 120 or by tdell@chacademy.co.uk

Collection and receipt of Certificates

The Examining Boards issue certificates well after the examinations have taken place. When the school has received the certificates from the awarding bodies they are then prepared for the Chiltern Hills Awards Evening where they are presented to the students. If students cannot attend this evening they are still required to collect them in person. If it is not possible then a friend or family member may collect them but only bearing a letter of request signed by the student and some form of photo ID, e.g. passport or driving licence.

Certificates that are not collected after 1 year of their issue are then securely destroyed. They can only be replaced by direct application to the boards by the student, and will require proof of identity such as an original birth certificate and a substantial fee per certificate.

Details about collection of certificates will be advised in November 2022.

Information on obtaining replacement GCE and GCSE examination certificates can be found on https://www.gov.uk/replacement-exam-certificate

Autumn GCSE Exam Dates 2022

GCSE English and Maths retakes will be available in autumn 2022 and these dates have now been confirmed.

The dates are as follows:

GCSE English Language

  • 31st October 2022 - am
  • 2nd November 2022 - am

GCSE Maths

  • 1st November 2022 - am
  • 3rd November 2022 - am
  • 7th November 2022 – am

The deadlines for entry are:

  • GCSE (including English Language and Mathematics) internal deadline Friday 30th September 2022 to enable processing of entry, 4th October 2022 exam board

GCSE English Language and Maths are only available to students who are aged 16 or over on 31st August 2022

If you would like to be entered for a GCSE retake please complete the form by following the link below and return to Mrs Dell, Examinations Officer via email tdell@chacademy.co.uk as soon as possible.  All entry requests and fee payments should be with me by 30th September 2022.  Any entry requests after those dates will not be processed.

Autumn Exam Entry form (PDF)

Autumn Exam Entry form (MS Word)

GCE Resit Requests Summer 2023

The deadline for Mrs Dell to receive completed summer 2023 GCE Resit forms is 12.00 on 2nd December 2021.  The form may be downloaded from these links:

Mock Examinations – 2022-2023 (provisional)

These dates are provisional and not yet confirmed

Year Group: 11 and 13

31st October to 11th November 2022

30th January to 10th February 2023

Year Group 12

1st May to 12th May 2023

Year Group: 10

19th June to 30th June 2023

Summer Exams 2022-2023

May to June 2023 – dates are not currently published

Exam Policies

The Exam Policy includes:

  • Non Examined Assessment/Coursework/NEA Assessment
  • Disability Policy
  • Internal Appeals

The policy may be found on the Policies page of this website.

JCQ Guidelines

Information for candidates – Coursework 2021-2022

Information for candidates – non-examination assessments 2021-2022

Information for candidates – on-screen tests 2021-2022

Information for Candidates - Social Media 2021-2022

Information for Candidates - written exams 2021-2022

Information for Candidates - Privacy Notice 2019-2020

No Mobile phone posters

Warning to Candidates Posters

Exam Results

Results Collection Days

GCE/AS Level/BTEC Level 3 results – 18th August 2022

GCSE/BTEC Level 1&2/CNAT results - 25th August 2022

We have kept our results day the same as last year as this worked well.  There will be timed slots of half an hour each for students to collect results and this will be by alphabetical order according to surname. Please see the tables below.

Yr12/Yr10 students have one slot of half an hour on each results day to pick up their AS Level or Certificate in Financial Studies results on 18th August and GCSE retakes, BTEC Level 2 and CNAT results on 25th August.

Year 13&12 – Results Collection Thursday 18th August 2022

The timings will be as follows:-

 Time Slot Surname Beginning
09:00 to 09:30 Group 1: A to J
09:30 to 10:00 Group 2: K to Z
10:00 to 10:30 Group 3: Yr12 AS Level and CFS students

Year 11 & GCSE Retakes/BTEC Level 2– Results Collection Thursday 25th August 2022

The timings will be as follows:- 

Time Slot  Surname Beginning 
09:00 to 09:30  Group 1 - A to D 
09:30 to 10:00  Group 2 - E to K 
10:00 to 10:30  Group 3 - L to Q
10:30 to 11:00  Group 4 - R to Z 
11:00 to 11:30 Group 5 – Yr12/Yr10 GCSE Retakes, Level 2 BTEC&CNAT Collection

Centre staff will be available for students if they would like to discuss their results.

Results must be collected by the student who has taken the exams.  If this is not possible, written permission should be given by the student detailing who will be collecting the results on their behalf.  The representative collecting the results should bring the letter with them and some form of photo ID. Unfortunately, if no photo id or a letter from the student is provided we cannot issue results.

Alternatively, if a student is unable to collect their results in person, they may be posted out to their home address.  Please provide an A4 stamped address envelope to Mrs Dell, the Examinations Officer, by Friday 15th July 2022. 

Exam Results Helpline

Telephone 0800 100 900

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 8am to 10pm

nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

The Exam Results Helpline can provide information on appeals, complaints, or what your next steps may be once you’ve received your results.

Post Results Services

What can I do if results are substantially different from what is anticipated?

It must be remembered that examinations can only measure performance on the day, and that candidates can do better or worse than anticipated for a variety of reasons. It is advisable to obtain a copy of the script and mark scheme before proceeding to an ROR (review of result), which is very expensive. If there are serious grounds for concern about a result then the school can initiate an enquiry with the appropriate board. Details of the procedures and the fees involved are available from the Examinations Officer. The process should be started as soon as possible after consultation with the head of department concerned. The final date for submission to the board for posts results is 29th September (internal request deadline is 23rd September 2022).

If the results have serious implications for the student’s future plans e.g. a place at University then a priority appeal can be made.

Please note:

Candidates must sign a consent form before any Review of Results (RoRs) are processed.

Payment of fees must be made or your application will not be processed.

Services Available are:

Service 1 Clerical re-check
Service 2 Review of marking
Priority Service 2

Review of marking for GCE with University places pending GCE Deadline 25th August 2022 and GCSE Deadline (Pearson only) 1st September 2022

Service 3 Review of Moderation
Priority Access to Scripts only GCE Deadline 1st September 2022 and GCSE Deadline (Pearson only 8th September 2022)
Non Priority Access to Scripts deadline 29th September 2022 (internal request deadline 23rd September 2022)

If you wish to proceed with a clerical re-check, review of results or access to scripts, below are copies of the fees and consent forms required to start the process.

GCE Post Results Services and Fees – 2022

GCSE Post Results Services and Fees - 2022

JCQ Candidate Consent Form – Clerical re-check, Review of Results (PDF)

JCQ Candidate Consent Form – Clerical re-check, Review of Results (MS Word)

JCQ Access to Scripts Consent Form (PDF)

JCQ Access to Scripts Consent Form (MS Word)

Post Results and Appeals (PDF)

Post Results and Appeals (MS Word)

If you require any further information regarding results collection and post results services please contact Mrs Dell via email tdell@chacademy.co.uk

Private Candidate Policy

If you are an external candidate who would like to take exams at Chiltern Hills Academy, please look through our Private Candidate Procedure by clicking the link below:

Private Candidate Policy - PDF
Private Candidate Policy - MS Word

For further information please contact Mrs Dell, Examinations Officer via email: tdell@chacademy.co.uk.