Here at the Academy our Exams Team oversees the administration of all external examinations that take place within the Academy. They will make sure that all parents/carers are contacted in good time with timetables for pupils who will be sitting their exams in each series.

Examinations Guidance Booklet – Hints and Tips

Should you have any queries relating to examinations please contact Becci Gowland via email at, or by telephone on 0116 278 0232.

November Mock Exams Timetable 2023

For your personal timetable please check ‘My Child at School’ or ask any staff member to print a copy off for you.

Summer 2023 Contingency Days

  • Thursday 8 June 2023
  • Thursday 15 June 2023
  • Wednesday 28 June 2023

The awarding bodies have collectively agreed a contingency day for several years now which is always scheduled at the end of the GCSE, GCE AS and A-level exam timetables.

The contingency day is in the event of national or significant local disruption to exams in the United Kingdom, being part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for exams.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, further resilience was needed within the exam timetables. A single contingency day was not felt to be sufficient if a national event or incident had a significant effect on the exam timetable. For example, summer exams could be affected by extremely high temperatures.

For the June 2023 exams, the awarding bodies have therefore introduced two additional half-day contingency sessions. These are on Thursday 8 June 2023 and Thursday 15 June 2023. The standard contingency day remains at the end of the timetable being scheduled on Wednesday 28 June 2023.

Schools and colleges should ensure candidates and parents are aware of the contingency arrangements on these three days. They should consider the contingency day of Wednesday 28 June 2023 when making their plans for the summer. Candidates should be encouraged to remain available until Wednesday 28 June 2023 should examinations need to be rescheduled.

Student Support

Exam Stress

JCQ (The Joint Council for Qualification)

We will collate the information into a student exams booklet that you will receive closer to your summer exams.