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 Ms Tole and she may be contacted either by telephone on a direct line: 01494 782 066 ext 120 or by email@example.com
Coping with Exam Pressure
Here is a link to the governments booklet on coping with exam pressure, we have also printed this and included it at the end of the exam booklet. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coping-with-exam-pressure-a-guide-for-students/coping-with-exam-pressure-a-guide-for-students
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.
Students will be able to collect their certificates from December 2023, between 09:30 to 14:30. It is advisable, therefore, that students collect their certificates as soon as possible after this date.
Information on obtaining replacement GCE and GCSE examination certificates can be found on https://www.gov.uk/replacement-exam-certificate
Autumn GCSE Exam Dates 2023
GCSE English and Maths retakes will be available in autumn 2023 and these dates have now been confirmed.
The dates are as follows:
GCSE English Language
- 7th November 2023 - am
- 9th November 2023 - am
- 8th November 2023 - am
- 10th November 2023 - am
- 13th November 2023 – am
Results Day Autumn Series - 11th January 2024
The deadlines for entry are:
- GCSE (including English Language and Mathematics) internal deadline Friday 29th September 2023 to enable processing of entry, 4th October 2023 exam board deadline.
GCSE English Language and Maths are only available to students who are aged 16 or over on 31st August 2023.
If you would like to be entered for a GCSE retake please complete the form by following the link below and return to Ms Tole, Examinations Officer via email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. All entry requests and fee payments should be with me by 29th September 2023. Any entry requests after those dates will not be processed.
Autumn Exam Entry form (PDF)
Autumn Exam Entry form (MS Word)
GCE and GCSE Retake Requests Summer 2024
The deadline for Ms Tole to receive completed summer 2024 GCE Resit forms is 12.00 on 4th December 2023. The form may be downloaded from these links:
Mock Examinations – 2023-2024
These dates are provisional at this stage
Year Group: 11 and 13
30th October to 10th November 2023
29th January to 9th February 2024
Year Group: 12
29th April to 10th May 2024
Year Group: 10
17th June to 28th June 2024
Summer Exams 2023-2024
9th May to 25th June 2024
6th June 2024 Contingency afternoon session
13th June 2024 Contingency afternoon session
26th June 2024 - Contingency Day
All students must be available until Contingency Day
Results Days 2024
15th August 2024 GCE
22nd August 2024 GCSE
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.
Information for candidates – Coursework 2023-2024
Information for candidates – non-examination assessments 2023-2024
Information for candidates – on-screen tests 2023-2024
Information for Candidates - Social Media 2023-2024
Information for Candidates - written exams 2023-2024
Information for Candidates - Privacy Notice 2023-2024
Results Collection Days
GCE/AS Level/BTEC Level 3 results – 15th August 2024 from 09:00-11:00
GCSE/BTEC Level 1&2/CNAT results – 22nd August 2024 from 09:00-11:00
Students may collect their GCE/AS Level/BTEC Level 3 results between 9.00 am to 11.00 am on Thursday 15th August and GCSE/BTEC Level 1&2/CNAT results between 9.00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday 22nd August 2023. The results will be available to collect by alphabetical order according to your surname.
Students should go directly to the Main Hall to collect their results. Parents can wait outside or in cars whilst students collect their results (students can open these outside with them, if they wish).
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 a form of photo ID e.g. passport or driving licence. 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 for Ms Tole, the Examinations Officer, by Wednesday 19th July.
Exam Results Helpline
Telephone 0800 100 900
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 8am to 10pm
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 RORs (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 or on this page of the CHA website. 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 28th September 2023 (internal request deadline is 25th September 2023).
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:
|Review of marking
|Priority Service 2
Review of marking for GCE with University places pending GCE Deadline 24th August 2023 and GCSE Deadline (Pearson only) 1st September 2022
|Review of Moderation
|Priority Access to Scripts only
|GCE Deadline 1st September 2022 and GCSE Deadline 7th September 2023
|Non Priority Access to Scripts deadline
|28th September 2023 (internal request deadline 25th September 2023)
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.
If you require any further information regarding results collection and post results services please contact Ms Tole via email email@example.com
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:
For further information please contact Ms Tole, Examinations Officer via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.