Exams and Examinations Information

While students will take a majority of their exams at the end of Year 11, including GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Science and Mathematics, we do give youngsters the chance to get some qualifications under their belts at the end of Year 9 and Year 10 as well.

Year 9 students last year and this have had the chance to take a Statistics GCSE as a precursor to the Maths GCSE taken at the end of Year 11.
Students in Years 9-11 choose their two options subjects each year together.  The courses run from the end of the previous year’s exam period up to the final exams in May / June the following year.

Taking two subjects in Years 9, 10 and 11 means that our youngsters can take as many as six different options subjects to GCSE level in their time with us.  This extends both choice and the number of qualifications that can be gained.  It also reduces some of the exam pressure at the end of Year 11.

The School pays for all exams entries, but does reserve the right to charge families for exams missed through unexplained absence or holiday.