Exams

GCSE Exam Certificates

Exams certificates from the Summer 2020 and Summer 2021 season are available for collection from the School Exams Office or School Reception.

These are important documents and will be needed for University applications, job interviews, etc,.  Exam certificates are available for collection from the school for not less than one year after the exam season.

After this time the relevant exam board should be contacted in order to purchase a replacement certificate.

Information about mock exams and exams

Please refer to the file section below for up to date information and letters relating to mock exams and exams.

Here is some information and tips to help you prepare for exams

  • Make a note of your exam dates on your calendar or smart phone
  • Display your calendar where your family can see it
  • Utilise the exam timetable and the revision guidelines that your subject teacher has given to you
  • Revisit topics at the start of each revision session

We remember:

  • 20% of what we read
  • 30% of what we hear
  • 40% of what we see
  • 50% of what we say
  • 60% what we do
  • 90% of what we see, hear, say and do
  • Flash cards
  • Post-it notes
  • Ask an expert for help
  • Read/reading out loud
  • Rewrite
  • Mind map
  • Colour coding
  • Favourite places
  • Picture memory technique
  • Practice exam questions
  • Avoid distractions
  • Eat plenty of brain food - fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, dark chocolate, eggs etc
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Get plenty of sleep - you need around 8 hours sleep each night
  • Intervention sessions after school
  • Half term revision/Easter revision
  • PiXL apps
  • 50 hour challenge
  • Mentoring sessions

Revision resources

Exam board links give further information about the French and German GCSE courses:

Where you need to log in please use the red Office365 single sign in button. If you need assistance logging into any of the resources, please contact the academy via email on [email protected] or by phone on 0115 9303724.