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)
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
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).
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.
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.
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
Assessment information and examination dates/timetables can be found below:
Summer 2023 Exam Timetable (GCSE & A Level)
Contingency dates for examinations
Contingency days are timetabled for the afternoons of Thursday 8th June and Thursday 15th June, as well as the day of Wednesday 28th June 2023. Please save these dates. These contingency days are designed to be used in the event of national or significant local disruption to examinations.
- SENIOR MATHS CHALLENGE: Tuesday 4th October 2022
- INTERMEDIATE MATHS CHALLENGE: Wednesday 1st February 2023
- JUNIOR MATHS CHALLENGE: Wednesday 26th April 2023
Exam Results - Summer 2023
The dates for the release of examination results are:
A-level Exam Results Day
Thursday 17th August 2023
GCSE Exam Results Day
Thursday 24th August 2023
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 - coming soon
GCE Results Day 17 August 2023 Post results fees and deadline - coming soon
GCSE Results Services
GCSE Post Results Services - Guidance - coming soon
GCSE Results Day 24 August 2023 Post results fees and deadline - coming soon
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.