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.
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.
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)
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 the following information sheets:
When you are in the exam room, you are expected to behave according to exam regulations. Two exam posters will be displayed in the exam room to remind you of these regulations:
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 the following information sheet for detailed guidance:
It is advisable to leave your mobile phone and any smart/wrist watch at home on a day when you have exams. If this is not possible, then you must follow this procedure:
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 the following guidlines to help you write posts and comment safely, without breaking examination rules:
With year 11s rapidly approaching their GCSEs, a key strategy in their preparation is for the students to sit Pre Public Examinations (PPEs) in core subjects:
As year 10 build up toward their GCSEs they will sit Pre-Public Examinations (PPEs) in core subjects:
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.