Summer Exams and Mocks : please see Mr Pavey's letter of 07.01.2021

Summer 2021 exams for AS/A-level and GCSE

Cheney's timetable for Summer 2021 is now confirmed and can be found here. We are able to offer a few places to external candidates for IGCSEs offered by Cambridge International Examinations and Pearson.

Please use the following entry form:
AS/A-level and GCSE

Deadlines for entry:
AS/A-level: 29 January 2021
GCSE: 29 January 2021

The Autumn Resit exam results dates are as follows:

  • A level autumn 2020 retakes: 17 December 2020
  • GCSE retakes (Maths and English): 14 January 2021
  • iGCSE (CIE): 19 January 2021
  • GCSE retakes (all other subjects): 11 February 2021

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

November (resit only) - results day in January
June exams - results days in August, collection from the Library:

  • A-Level/BTEC: 24 August 2021 from 10.30 to 13.00
  • GCSE: 27 August 2021 from 9:30 to 13.00

Detail for results days will be updated in July.  Please note that no results are shared over the phone.

Post Results Services

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 


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.

Due to the new national lockdown we have to put collection on hold until the beginning of March.

Should you need your certificates urgently, please ask for a postal delivery as per details in the letter you received in December: Leavers Exam Certification Collection - MF - 15.12.2020

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)

Please use this form: Certificate collection form_post, if you wish to have your certificates posted to you.

Certificates for leavers from past years can also be  posted for a small fee. Download the certificate collection form for prior years' leavers.

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 £45 per certificate. You may find useful information on how to request replacement certificates here or click below ‘AQA Exam Records’.


Exam Timetables

The timetable for Summer 2021 is now confirmed and can be found here.

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).

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.


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 2020-21.

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 bears in mind that it has a duty towards students with learning difficulties and disabilities 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.