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 enquiries about results have been completed, which is usually a couple of months after the results day. We are only legally obliged to hold these certificates for 12 months - the school will arrange collection with each pupil.

Certificates for exams taken in the summer of 2018 are now available for collection. See Certificate Collection Letter for 2018.

If certificates are lost then it is the students' responsibility to request replacement documents directly from the Awarding Body. There is a charge of approximately £40 per certificate.

Certificates collected by candidates cannot be replaced by the school. It is the student’s responsibility to request replacement documents directly from the Awarding Body. There is a charge of approximately £40 per certificate. You may find useful information here on how to request replacement certificates here  or click below ‘AQA Exam Records’.

Exam Entries GCSE/A-Level/BTEC

GCSE and A-Level exams are held in May and June. This year, there will be English Language GCSE retakes in November for internal students only, and we offer retakes for some BTEC courses in January. Entry forms for retakes in January (BTEC) and June (all qualifications) are now updated for he new academic year.

Exam Service request forms:


Please see below for the Summer 2019 Exams Timetable. New for 2019: all candidates must remain available until Wednesday 26 June, should an exam board need to invoke its contingency plan. 

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.

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.

There are also 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.


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.


We use four main Examination Boards (also called Awarding Bodies) - AQAPearsonOCR and WJEC. All Exam Boards have websites where students and parents can find information on courses, assessment material, past papers, exam timetables and grade boundaries.

Please click here for the Exam Board and course codes used at Cheney School


Exam results are released throughout the year following each exam series:

June exams- results days in August, collection from the Library:

  • A-Level/BTEC: 15 August 2019 from 9.30am
  • GCSE: 22 August 2019 from 9:30am
BTEC/NCFE Certificates

Level 1/2 BTEC Certificates and NCFE Certificates will be ready for collection on GCSE results day.

Post Results Services

When results are released the Exam Boards allow a few weeks for students or teachers to request 'Reviews of Results' (RoR) and 'Access to Scripts' (ATS). Post Results Services incur a charge which students usually have to cover. Before submitting a request for a review of marking, please be aware that awarded grades can go up as well as down, or remain the same. All requests must be submitted through the Exams Office at Cheney School.

Please see Post Results Services Request FormA-Level Table of FeesBTEC Table of Fees,  GCSE Table of Fees for June 18 exams.


Some students may require additional support when taking their exams. For further information on the support systems in place to help students, click here and see information for candidates below.