Exams

Information for students and parents/carers

Exams

At John Whitgift Academy students will sit exams in two exam series, the January season (Jan/Feb) and the Summer season (May/June), with the bulk being sat in the latter.

Students will be given an exams handbook with their Summer season exam timetable. It is important that this is read by both the student and the parent/carers.

You can help by:

  • Ensuring that the student attends school regularly and on time.
  • Contacting the academy if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Check the revision and intervention timetables so the student makes the most of the support available to them.
  • Check the examination timetable and ensure the student understands when and where their exams take place. Exams cannot be rescheduled.
  • Read the exam handbook and Summer timetable.
  • Ensure the student has a quiet place to study.
  • Ensure that they go to bed at a reasonable time and get enough sleep.
  • Ensure that they revise thoroughly for both the mock and final examinations.

The final date of the Summer examinations in 2020 is the 24th June.

The link below contains important information that all students and parent/carers should make themselves aware of:

JCQ - Information for Candidates

Non Examination Assessments (Coursework)

Students will have deadlines to meet during the year.

You can help by:

  • Monitoring their coursework. Find out what they have to do and when it has to be completed.
  • Making sure they are doing some work every evening.
  • Contact school if you or the student have any issues/concerns.
  • Provide them with a quiet place to study.
  • Make sure they take regular breaks.
  • Ensure that they eat healthy food and drink plenty of water.
  • Ensure that they go to bed at a reasonable time and get enough sleep.
  • Ensure that they revise thoroughly for both the mock and final examinations.

Results day and Certificates

Results day for the Summer series is 20th August 2020. Year 11 leavers can collect their results from the academy between 10AM and 13PM.

Certificates are sent by each exam board and then collated at the academy and can be collected from the 9th November 2020.

Results and Certificates can only be collected by the student.

Replacement Certificates

If replacement certificates are needed, they can be ordered at a cost from the exam boards at the below websites.

The 5 boards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are: