Summer 2019 exam timetable

Oakbank School Centre No: 37224

Exams Officer: 
Mrs Catherine Shaw
Tel: 01535 210111
e-mail: cshaw@oakbank.org.uk


It is the aim of Oakbank School to make the examination experience as successful and stress free as possible for every student. 

If you require any further information or guidance, please contact the Exams Officer, Mrs Catherine Shaw on the above telephone number.

(The JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) also have information for Students.  Log onto their website:  www.jcq.org.uk  for further information of the Rules and Regulations for exams)

Important Dates


The 2020 exam timetable has been extended to include a contingency day on 24 June 2020. This allows flexibility in the event that a significant, unexpected event arises nationally or locally during the exam period such that no students (or a large number of them) are able to take an exam when planned.
We hope that the contingency day will not be needed, but students should not make plans ahead of time, which will prevent them being available throughout the exam timetable, up to and including 24 June 2020, just in case any of their exams need to be rearranged. Once a student has completed all his/her exams there is no need to remain available, but any plans made before then are made at their own risk.
All Sixth form students and Year 11 students will be informed of this in their summer exam entry info packs.

A Level and GCSE exams start on Monday 11th May 2020 and they will finish on Wednesday 24th June 2020.

04 November to 11 November 2019 – GCSE Resits

11 November to 15 November 2019 – Y11 Mock exams

08 January to 04 February 2020 - Jan-Feb BTEC/CNAT written exams

03 to 07 February 2020 - Y13 Mock exams

24 February to 06 March 20 – Y11 Mock exams

11 May to 24 June 2020- A-level and GCSE exams

Exam Results Days 2020

GCE......................Thursday 13 August 2020 from 08:00 to 10:00

GCSE ....................Thursday 20 August 2020 from 09:00 to 11:00
Please note that students are issued with a "Statement of Results" on these days.  Statements of Results are NOT Exam Certificates.  (Please see Exam Certificates section for information about certificates).

Results Days within school are extremely busy.  It is School Policy that results will not be given over the telephone.

We advise Year 13 students to collect their results in person as the Sixth form team will be on hand to give advice should anyone need it for the UCAS clearing system.

We will accommodate requests for alternative arrangements as outlined below, but these should be arranged before leaving for the Summer break.

  1. Stamped self addressed envelope for results to be posted (this should ideally be A4 sized).
  2. Written authorisation, from the student, for someone else (including parents) to collect their results on the day. This cannot be another student in the year group.

Urgent GCE review of marking can be arranged on GCE results day and/or GCSE results day.  After that only normal reviews can be requested (until 20 September).  After that date no further reviews are possible.

Exam Timetables 

If you require actual exam dates the provisional timetables for all exam sessions can be easily downloaded from the Exam board website (please see Exam Board Contact Details below).

Please note that exams can only be sat on the day timetabled by the Exam Boards.

Exam Certificates

GCSE and GCE Certificates are normally available for collection from School Reception from November onwards.  Please check with School Reception first, to make sure they have arrived from the Exam Boards.

If you are a school leaver and you are not able to collect your certificates in person, we are prepared to post your certificates to you if you supply us with a large stamped addressed envelope (32 cm x 23 cm), but please note that this will be at your own risk.

Alternatively, if school leavers have a sibling still attending school, the certificates can be collected on their behalf, as long as a letter of authorisation is provided.

Exam certificates are an important document and should be kept somewhere safe.  If you misplace or lose your certificates you can only get replacements through the Examining Boards who can charge upto £40 per certificate.

Please note that a requirement of the Examining Boards is that all certificates be returned to them or destroyed, if not collected within 12 months of issue.  We therefore suggest that certificates are collected no later than April of the following year of issue.

Exam Board Contact Details


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