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Examinations

Examinations are a very important part of your time at St Peter’s School. This section is designed to provide easy access to up-to-date information on examinations. 

A number of documents which provide important information on how to prepare and what to expect during examinations are available to download in the panel on the left of this page. Important documents covering the current JCQ rules and regulations can also be found here. These rules and regulations must be adhered to by all students taking examinations at St Peter’s School.

The Department for Education and the Education Secretary have announced the following:

“Today (12 October), the government is announcing the summer exam series will start on 7 June and end on 2 July for almost all AS/A levels and GCSEs.

Results days are Tuesday 24 August for A/AS levels and Friday 27 August for GCSEs so students will start the following academic year as normal.”

The final Summer 2021 exam timetables from the exam boards are now available for GCSE and A level qualifications. The subjects that are not shown in bold on the timetable are vocational qualification exams which have not, as yet been confirmed.

 

Please be aware of the following information when booking a summer holiday:-

 

Special consideration is not available for any candidate missing an externally timetabled exam slot due to a holiday. It is available for valid health and wellbeing related issues as long as a minimum of 25% of the exam papers have been completed. If you miss any externally set exam you will be asked to cover the entry fees for that exam if it is not a valid reason, such as illness (not a cold, slight headache etc.) or self -isolation.

 Deadline for appeals for NEA marks:

As per JCQ (Joint Council Regulations) requirements all candidates taking GCSE or GCE qualifications must be informed of the mark given to them for any centre assessed component or unit. This enables a candidate, if they wish, to ask for a review of the centre’s marking before submitting the mark to the awarding body.

Candidates are reminded that if they wish to make an appeal it is about the process of the marking and it’s conduct, rather than an appeal about the mark given.

Read & Write

Read&Write is a piece of software that works as a ‘toolbar’ in conjunction with familiar tools such as Word, Google Docs and web browsers. It offers a range of powerful support tools to help students gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research:
  • Text-to-speech to hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-tofollow dual color highlighting
  • Dictionary definitions and pictures to identify the meaning of words
  • With speech-to-text, dictate words to assist with writing, proofreading & studying
  • Word prediction to offer suggestions for the current or next word to build writing skills
  • Collection of highlights from text in documents, from a web page or PDF for summarising and research to help revision
  • Pupils can receive voice notes in their documents to get teacher feedback on work - helping them improve their work faster
  • Simplify text on web pages to remove ads and other items that can be distracting
Parent Information Installation Guide