Exam Certificate Collection
Exam certificates from qualifications taken in the summer 2023 series are now in school.
Between 11 December 2023 and 27 March 2024
9:30 to 14:30 on school days
- in person from Main reception - you must bring valid photo-ID (e.g.student card, driving licence, passport)
- by nominating another person in writing using the Certificate Collection Form
- requesting postal delivery for a £6.00 fee using the Certificate Collection Form
Full details can be found in the Collection of June 2023 Certificates Letter
Collection after the 27 March can be arranged by emailing Ms Fischer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs Palmer (email@example.com).
Certificates collected by candidates cannot be replaced by the school. It is the candidates' responsibility to request replacement documents directly from the Awarding Body. There is a charge of approximately £50 per certificate. You may find useful information on how to request replacement certificates here or click AQA-Exam Records.
The summer exam timetables have been released by the exam boards.
The Cheney confirmed exam timetable can be found here.
The exam series for Cheney students runs between 25 April and 21 June 2024. Speaking exams will be scheduled separately and may start straight after the Easter break.
Exam boards have declared the following days as contingency dates:
- 6 June PM
- 13 June PM
- 26 June all day
It means that all exam students must remain available to sit exams up to and including the 28 June unless they have completed all their exams on the scheduled days.
Exam Entry Summer 2024
We have a limited number of spaces available for external candidates. We prioritise our former students and those we already have a working relationship with.
Please contact our Exams Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) to check availability.
Exam entry forms for the summer 2023 series will be published from mid-November.
The deadline for submitting completed entry forms and payment will be 6 January 2023.
For the summer exams a 'Statement of Entry' is sent out/handed out to students, to show all subject awards for which a student is entered. This entry information needs to be checked carefully by students and parents/guardians, then signed and returned to the exams office.
Exam Clashes: If you appear to be scheduled for two or more exams in the same session (am or pm) this is known as a 'clash' . If you have a clash, please come to the exams office to make specific arrangements.
When planning for holidays, bear in mind that candidates are not eligible for enhanced grading where they choose not to be available for the rescheduled examination(s).
Summer Exam Results Days Information
Please return any textbooks to the school.
Well done on completing your exams. We hope that you will get the outcomes you want this summer.
A-level/BTEC level 3 results day is on 17 August from 9:00-12:00 in the Assembly Hall
GCSE/BTEC level 1/2 results day is on 24 August from 9:30-12:00 in the Assembly Hall
Please note that the location has been updated since students received their letters.
We encourage all students to collect their results envelopes in person.
You can make arrangements for alternative collection using the Exam Results Collection Form
Please complete by 15 August for A-Level and 22 August for GCSE.
Post-results services are available after results are issued. Information can be found on the JCQ Post-Results Services document. JCQ have produced a really helpful infographic to the Appeals process.
Please be aware that there are fees to pay if you wish to apply for a post-results service. Services are requested using the Post-Results services request form.
The table of fees can be found here. A letter was sent to all students' contacts. The letters can be found here as well:
Examination Boards and Courses at Cheney
We use four main Examination Boards (also called Awarding Bodies): AQA, Pearson, OCR and WJEC/Eduqas. All Exam Boards have websites where students and parents can find information on courses, assessment material, past papers, exam timetables, grade boundaries and much more.
Please see Exam Subjects and Boards for the awarding bodies and course codes used at Cheney School in 2023-4.
There are coursework/practical exams/NEA called Controlled Assessments or Non-exam assessments in several subjects. Dates for these exams are set by teachers during the academic year and communicated to students in lessons.
Beside GCSEs and Alevels Cheney School teaches a range of BTECs and the new Tech Awards. These courses comprise a combination of internally and externally assessed units. Dates for external assessments appear on the centre timetable as well as the students' timetables; internal assessments deadlines are set by the teachers.
EXAM ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS
Some students may require additional support when taking their exams. Cheney School has a duty towards students with learning difficulties and disabilities and works to make reasonable adjustments to examination arrangements.
Access Arrangements are organised in advance of an examination and are based on evidence of need and a child’s normal way of working. Access Arrangements fall into two distinct categories: some arrangements are delegated to centres, others require prior JCQ and awarding body approval.
Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment. For example, extra time, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. Most arrangements are made on the basis of tests carried out by a specialist which measure speed, accuracy and/or comprehension. If the standardised score obtained is in the below average arrange, and therefore less than 85, a student may be entitled to extra time, a reader and/or the use of a word processor. Other specific arrangements are made for students with short or long term difficulties as necessary and dependent on their needs.