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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ID.
Certificates that are not collected after 1 year of their issue are 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 the summer exams from Thursday 3 January 2019, between 09:00 and 15:00. It is advisable 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
GCE Resit Requests Summer 2019
The deadline for Mrs Dell to receive completed summer 2019 GCE Resit forms is 12.00 on 1st December 2018. The form may be downloaded from these links:
Mock Exam Dates
15 October 2018 to 19 October 2018
Year Groups: 13
29 October 2018 to 2 November 2018
Year Group: 11
11 March 2019 to 15 March 2019
Year Group: 11
18 March 2019 to 22 March 2019
Year Group 13
17 June 2019 to 21 June 2019
Year Group: 10
24 June 2019 to 28 June 2019
Year Group: 12
Summer GCE/GCSE Examination Dates 2018
13 May 2019 to 26 June 2019
When and how are the results distributed?
GCE results will be available from school on Thursday 15 August 2019
GCSE results will be available from school on Thursday 22 August 2019
Results will be available for collection from 10.00 a.m. until 11.30 a.m.
Students requiring a relative or friend to collect their results must send a signed letter of authorisation with the collector. Results will not be given over the telephone under any circumstances.
A2, AS and GCSE students not intending to collect in person but wishing their results to be posted, should leave a stamped addressed envelope (with their candidate number on), with the examinations officer or at the school reception. Result slips for A2, AS and GCSE not collected or posted on results day will be retained in school for collection at the start of term, again with the necessary authority.
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 EAR (enquiry about 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 and 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 is 20 September for summer exams and 4 weeks after results for others. If the results have serious implications for the student’s future plans then advice should be sought from the Careers Service - Connexions.
If you wish to proceed with an enquiry about result change, below are copies of the school pricing structure and request form which is required to start the process.
- Examination Policy, which includes our policies on Controlled Assessment, Disability, Internal Appeals, Word Processor and Archiving, is found on the Policies page of this website.
- Information for candidates – Coursework 2018-2019
- Information for candidates – non-examination assessments 2018-2019
- Information for candidates – on-screen tests 2018-2019
- Information for Candidates - Social Media 2018-2019
- Information for Candidates - written exams 2018-2019
- Information for Candidates - Privacy Notice 2018-2019
- No Mobile phone poster
- Warning to Candidates
Private Candidate Procedure
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: