Chiltern Hills Academy A Church of England Academy

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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.

Students will be able to collect their certificates from Monday 22 March 2021, between 09:00 and 14:30.  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

Autumn Exam Dates 2021

A full series of GCE AS/A Level and GCSE in all subjects will be available in autumn 2021 and these dates have now been confirmed.

The timetable will run as follows:

  • GCE AS and A-level examinations start on Monday 4th October 2021 and finish on Friday 29th October 2021.
  • GCSE examinations start on Monday 1st November 2021 and finish on Friday 3rd December 2021.

The deadlines for entry are:

  • (GCE AS & A-level) – 8th September 2021 exam board, internal deadline Monday 6th September 2021 to enable processing of entry
  • GCSE (including English Language and Mathematics) – 4th October 2021 exam board, internal deadline Wednesday 29th September to enable processing of entry

These exams are an opportunity for students, such as private candidates, who are unable to receive a Teacher Assessed Grade this summer or for those who wish to improve grades based on taking an exam. 

If you would like to be entered for an exam in the autumn please complete the form included with your results or follow the link below to the form 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 for GCE by the 6th September 2021 and for GCSE 29th September 2021.  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 2022

The deadline for Mrs Dell to receive completed summer 2021 GCE Resit forms is 12.00 on 3 December 2021.  The form may be downloaded from these links:

Mock Examinations – 2021-2022

Year Group: 11 and 13

29th November to 10th December 2021

7th March to 18th March 2022

Year Group: 10

June 2022

Summer Exams 2021-2022

16th May to 28th June – currently provisional dates only

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

Results will be available for collection from 09:00 until 11.00 for GCE and 09:00 until 11:30 for GCSE.

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 Monday 18th July 2022.  Results 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 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 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 20th September for summer exams and 4 weeks after results for others.

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.

If you wish to proceed with an enquiry about results, below are copies of the school pricing structure and request form required to start the process.

Post Results Services and Fees – 2019

JCQ Candidate Consent Form – Enquiries about results and appeals (PDF)

JCQ Candidate Consent Form – Enquiries about results and appeals (MS Word)

JCQ Access to Scripts Consent Form (PDF)

JCQ Access to Scripts Consent Form (MS Word)

Appeals Process (PDF)

Appeals Process (MS Word)

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.

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.