Exam Timetables

External Exams

Full details of the 2020 exams will be published later in the academic year, but they will all take place within the following dates:

GCSE: 11th May – 18th June 2020

A-Level: 11th May -23rd June 2020

Please note that all external exam candidates must be available for the Contigency Day on 24th June 2020.


Internal Exams

The dates for the internal exams in 2019-20 are as follows:


Y13: Nov 4th-6th, Feb 24th-28th

Y12: Nov 4th-6th, Feb 26th-28th, June 29th-July 3rd


Y11: Dec 5th-18th

Y10: April 20th-30th


Y9: May 18th-22nd

Y8: June 1st-5th

Y7: March 30th-April 3rd


There are many reasons why pupils are expected to sit these exams, but they can be summed up as follows:

  • To help pupils become increasingly familiar with the process of taking exams so that this is much less daunting when they come to sit their GCSEs and A-levels.
  • To help pupils understand how to prepare for and review exams effectively so that they know how to get the best out of themselves.
  • To give pupils, parents and teachers a realistic understanding of current progress, and to help them identify ways to improve this in the future.
  • To help pupils and parents identify appropriate avenues to pursue once the current phase of learning comes to an end.

Our teachers understand that pupils appreciate guidance in how to prepare for and complete their exams, and they always provide a lot of support with this. Parents who would like to know more about what is being assessed will find outlines of all our courses in the various departmental pages under the “Curriculum” tab on our website. These also contain links to external websites which pupils might find useful.

We are very mindful that exams can be stressful for pupils, and our PSHE programme contains sessions about how to revise and how to cope with exam pressure. Parents who would like to know more about how to support their children during exam periods may find the following video helpful:


Page updated July 2019