Public exams can be a stressful time for students, parents and carers, and it is very important that all those involved are well informed. Please take time to thoroughly read all the information on the Exams Office pages and acquaint yourself with the examination rules and regulations.
Please don't hesitate to contact the Exams Office during school hours via if you have any queries, we will be pleased to answer any questions you have.
Isabel Hale – Exam Officer
(01235) 462405 (Monday – Thursday)
Fitzharrys School makes every effort to ensure that our students receive the best possible preparation for their exams, that the administrative arrangements run smoothly, and that exams are conducted in a way that will cause as little stress as possible to help our students achieve their best.
Exam Day: On the day of your exam there is a lot of information you need to remember. Familiarise yourself with this information in advance and if there is anything you don’t understand, please talk to your teacher or pop into the Exams Office for advice. Please read this Information for candidates written exams / Information for candidates on screen tests.
Calculators: You will be permitted to use a calculator for some of your exams. You are responsible for making sure that your calculator meets the awarding bodies’ regulations. Please read this Calulator brief for detailed guidance.
Mobile phones and smart/wrist watches: It is advisable to leave your mobile phone/smart/wrist watch at home on a day when you have exams. If this is not possible, then this procedure must be followed.
Social Media: People often like to share experiences when taking examinations. However, it is important to consider very carefully what you say online as comments could lead to an investigation for malpractice or incurred penalties. Please read this Information for Candidates: Social Media document and also this Information for Candidates: Guidelines when referring to examinations/assessments through the Internet document to help you write posts and comment safely, without breaking examination rules.
Year 10 pre-public exams in Maths and English will take place on Wednesday 31st October 2018.
Year 11 mock exams will take place from Monday 19th – Friday 30th November 2018.
In the event of national or local disruption to exams, the exam boards have designated Wednesday 26th June 2019 as a 'contingency day' for exams, and so Year 11 pupils must remain available until this date.
Thursday 15th August 2019 | 8am - 10am
Thursday 22nd August 2019 | 10am - 12pm
After receiving your exam results, there are a few options available to you which are explained in the following documents:
If you would like to request one of these services, you will need to complete the ESR1 (Exam Service Request form) and return it with payment to the exams office.
The School Complaints Post Results and Appeals procedure and internal Appeals Procedures are available on request from the Exam Officer. Remember: if you are considering applying for a review of marking, marks can go down as well as up.