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Collection of Examination Certificates

Examination certificates for the academic year 2022-2023 are now available for collection from the school, during normal school opening hours.

Where possible, students should collect their certificates in person and they will be asked to sign acknowledging receipt. If however they are unable to do this, they must provide written permission for someone else to collect and sign on their behalf. A signed, written note or an email (which must be sent from a personal email address of the student) is acceptable. These must name the person collecting on their behalf.

Please note that we cannot release certificates to anyone other than the student without written permission.

Exam Boards, Subjects and Entry Codes 2023-2024

Exam Boards, Subjects and Entry Codes 2023-2024 for subjects at Wadebridge School.


Exam Dates 2023-2024

The following internal (trial) exams will take place in the academic year 2023-2024 (personalised timetables will be provided direct to students):

Year 9 Trials - Thursday 2nd May to Wednesday 8th May 2024 - Overview Timetable

Summer external exams (personalised timetables have been provided to candidates via their tutor groups). Closer to the exams, candidates will receive their final timetable, showing details of exam rooms and seat numbers.

Thursday, 9th May to Thursday, 20th June 2024 (Note: half-term 27th May to 31st May, no exams).

Thursday, 6th June 2024 - exam contingency, afternoon only, candidates are expected to be available.

Wednesday 26th June 2024 - exam contingency day, candidates are expected to be available.

Overview summer timetable

For external examination dates outside of the summer exam season, dates will be confirmed directly to candidates. 

Exam Dates 2024-2025

Provisional dates for external summer 2025 examinations are Thursday, 8th May to Thursday, 19th June 2025. Wednesday, 25th June 2025 has been provisionally set as a contingency day and candidates are expected to be available. Please note these dates are provisional and are subject to change.

Information for Exam Candidates 2023-2024

Exam candidates should familiarise themselves with the following (more information will be added as it becomes available):

Wadebridge School - Student Exams Handbook 

Wadebridge School - Results Guidance


JCQ Preparing to Sit Your Examinations

JCQ Warning to Candidates Poster

JCQ Unauthorised Items Poster

JCQ AI and Assessments Poster

JCQ Information for Candidates - Written Examinations

JCQ Information for Candidates - Non-Exam Assessment (NEA)

JCQ Information for Candidates - Coursework Assessments

JCQ Information for Candidates - On-Screen Tests

JCQ Information for Candidates - Privacy Notice

JCQ Information for Candidates - Social Media

Wadebridge School Internal Appeals Procedure

Wadebridge School Complaints Policy (Exams)


Instructions for Candidates for Written Exams 2023-2024

Click on the image below to watch a short video that provides a useful overview on written exams.


Access Arrangements

Access arrangements such as extra time are agreed before an assessment. They allow candidates with specific needs, such as special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment and show what they know and can do without changing the demands of the assessment. The intention behind an access arrangement is to meet the needs of an individual candidate without affecting the integrity of the assessment. Access arrangements are the principal way in which awarding bodies comply with the duty under the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’. The school follows the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) regulations for Access Arrangements and adopts a whole school approach involving the SENDCo, Teaching Staff, Support staff, Exams Officer and a team of Specialist Assessors. To see a summary of the process used to establish Access Arrangements for students click here.


Use of Calculators in Exams

Candidates may use a calculator in an examination, unless this is prohibited by an Awarding Body (Examination Board) specification. For full details, please refer to the document "JCQ Instructions for Conducting Exams" (section 10).

Candidates are responsible for ensuring that their calculator meets Awarding Body regulations.

Further details can also be found in the JCQ document "FAQs - Using Calculators".

Summer 2023 Results and Post-Results Guidance

Please see the Guidance for Students and Parents document.

Revision Tips

Please note that we do not routinely accept private (external) candidates for public examinations at Wadebridge School. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) publish a list of examination centres that do accept private candidates - please visit the JCQ website for more details: JCQ Private Candidates 

For all enquiries regarding examinations please email 

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