Exam Certificate Collection

Summer 2021 exam certificates will become available from mid-November 2021.

Students who have left Cheney can still collect their exam certificates from main reception between 10 am and 1.30 pm.
Please email the Exams Officer, Ms Fischer mf@cheney.oxon.sch.uk, to make an appointment. Be aware that you will need to show photo ID upon collection.

If you are unable to collect in person, please contact Ms Fischer: mf@cheney.oxon.sch.uk, or see the Leavers Exam Certification Collection letter.

Please use Certificate collection form_post, if you wish to have your certificates posted to you: please note that posting is subject to a payment of £6.00 to the following bank details:
Sort code: 30-80-45
Account number: 33977960
Account Name: Cheney School
Reference: CERT(+surname)

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.

Summer exams

Based on the Ofqual September 2021 Press Release, we expect Summer Exams 2022 to go ahead.

The Provisional Summer Exams 2022 Timetable can be found here.

The series is expected to run between the 16 May and the 28 June 2022. The 29 June is the provisional contingency day for all exam boards.

Exam Timetables

In normal circumstances, individual timetables are handed out to students with the date of their external/public exams. For the summer exams a 'Statement of Entry' is also sent out, to show all units (including non-timetabled units) and 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).

Exam Results

Post Results Services

JCQ have published a guidance on appeals for 2021 results.
Should you have any concerns about your grades, please speak to a member of staff in the first instance.
Details of how to submit a centre review (stage 1) or an appeal (stage 2) are in the Results Day Information Letters. All requests must be submitted online using the stage 1 or stage 2 forms.

*Post results services are available for the Autumn 2020 series: Access to Scripts (ATS) and Review of Results (RoR). Click to find more information on deadlines and fees for  A level and for GCSE/iGCSE 

GCSE/A LEVEL/BTEC Certificates

Certificates are issued when a GCSE/A-Level/BTEC/National course has been completed in full. Certificates are not issued where a 'U' grade is awarded. Each Awarding Body issues their own certificates once all reviews of results have been completed, which is usually in November/December. We are legally obliged to hold these certificates only for 12 months after issue.


Examination Boards and Courses at Cheney 

We use four main Examination Boards (also called Awarding Bodies): AQAPearsonOCR 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 2021-22

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.

BTECs: BTEC courses are assessed through a combination of internal assessment and externally assessed components. All dates will appear on your student timetable, internal assessment deadlines are set by the teachers.



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.

INFORMATION for candidates