Chiltern Hills Academy A Church of England Academy

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 email

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 autumn exams on Tuesday 4 December 2018, 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 2018

The deadline for Mrs Dell to receive completed summer 2018 GCE Resit forms is 12.00 on 1st December 2017.  The form may be downloaded from these links:

Mock Exam Dates

30 October 2017 to 6 November 2017
Year Groups: 11&10

8 January 2018 to 19 January 2018
Year Groups: 11, 12&13

12 March 2018 to 23 March 2018
Year Groups: 11, 12&13

18 June 2018 to 25 June 2018
Year Groups 10

Summer GCE/GCSE Examination Dates 2018

14 May 2018 to 26 June 2018
Timetable

Exam Results

When and how are the results distributed?
GCE results will be available from school on Thursday 16 August 2018
GCSE results will be available from school on Thursday 23 August 2018

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 21 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.

Post Results Services and Fees
JCQ Candidate Consent Form – Enquiries about results and appeals
            - MS Word
            - PDF

JCQ Access to Scripts Consent Form
            - MS Word
            - PDF
Appeals Process - see Examination Policy (link below)

Exam  Policies

  • Examination Policy which includes our policies on Controlled Assessment, Disability, Internal Appeals, Word Processor and Archiving.

JCQ Guidelines

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:

Private Candidate Procedure