Exams Office

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 this page 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.

 

Exams Office contact information

Please don't hesitate to contact the Exams Office during school ours if you have any queries. We would be pleased to answer any questions you have.

Isabel Hale - Exam Officer

01235 462405 (Monday - Thursday)

Email: ihale@fitzharrys.oxon.sch.uk

Information for Candidates

Coursework and Non-Exam Assessments

Pupils who are preparing coursework or non-exam assessments should be aware of these documents:

Coursework Assessments: Information for Candidates

Non-exam Assessments: Information for Candidates

 

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 the following information sheets:

Written Examinations: Information for Candidates

Onscreen Tests: Information for Candidates

 

Exam Room Regulations

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 (see below).

Unauthorised Items poster

Warning to Candidates notice

 

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 the following information sheet for detailed guidance.

Calculator Brief

 

Mobile Phones & Other Devices

It is advisable to leave mobile phones, smart watches, regular watches, iPods, MP3/4 or similar and notes at home on a day when you have exams.  If this is not possible, then you need to leave them in your school bag which will be stored securely in a holding room.  If you still have any of these items on you when you enter the exam room, you must hand them into an invigilator. 

 

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 the following guidelines to help you write posts and comment safely, without breaking examination rules.

Social Media: Information for Candidates

 

Exam Timetables

Assessment information and examination dates/timetables can be found below:

Year 11

Mock Exams: 1st - 14th November 2022

Year 10

Mock Exams: 20th - 30th March 2023

 

maths challenges
  • SENIOR MATHS CHALLENGE: Tuesday 4th October 2022
  • INTERMEDIATE MATHS CHALLENGE: Wednesday 1st February 2023
  • JUNIOR MATHS CHALLENGE: Wednesday 26th April 2023

 

Exam Results - Summer 2022

The dates for the release of examination results are:

A-level Exam Results Day

Thursday 18th August 2022

GCSE Exam Results Day

Thursday 25th August 2022

 

gcse results day: reminders

Results are available for collection from school on the 25th August between 10am and 12pm. You should go to the main hall through the reception entrance. Staff will be there for you to collect your results.

You are not obliged to open them in school, it is completely your choice.

If you are not able to collect your results in person, you can email Mrs Hale to ask for an email copy of your results or you can nominate someone to collect them for you (they will need a signed note from you or we will need an email from your school address in order to release them).

Remember that Abingdon & Witney College have a results drop-in day: https://www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk/events/gcse-results-drop-in-day

If you are still unsure of what you will be doing in September then please come and see Miss Pharoah on results day.

Finally, if you have any uniform or revision guides that you will no longer need or cannot donate to a younger sibling, then please do bring them in to school, second-hand items are always much appreciated.

If there are any questions then please email Miss Pharoah.

 

After Results

If your results are not what you hoped to achieve, there are a number of services available to you.

A Level Results Services

A Level Post Results Services - Guidance 

GCE Results Day 18 August 2022 Post results fees and deadline

GCSE Results Services

GCSE Post Results Services - Guidance 

GCSE Results Day 25 August 2022 Post results fees and deadline

 

If you would like to request one of the post results services, please complete the relevant appendix forms linked below and make appropriate payment electronically to Fitzharrys School.

Appendix A Form: Clerical Re-checks, Reviews of Marking, and Appeals 

Appendix B Form: Access to Scripts

 

The School Complaints Post Results and Appeals procedure and internal Appeals Procedures are available upon request from the Exams Officer. Remember, if you are considering applying for a review of marking, marks can go down as well as up.