Exams & Curriculum Data Information

Public exams can be a stressful time for students and parents/carers and it is important that all those involved are as well informed as possible. The school will make every effort to ensure that our students receive the best possible preparation for their exams and that the administrative arrangements run smoothly to help our students achieve their best.

The NHS have issued some helpful information on helping your child cope with exam stress, click here to view.

We have included some useful information together with the official Exam Board notices below that you can download. Please don’t hesitate to contact us during school hours if you have any queries.

The curriculum data team are responsible for managing the tracking reports that students receive three times a school year. In years 7 – 11 reports will be given out to students in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms (excluding Yr 11 from the summer who receive their final report late spring).

Contact Information

Exams & Curriculum Data Office number: 01235 520141
Exams Manager: Rachel Dennett – Email Rachel
Curriculum Data Manager: Ceri Green  Email Ceri

GCSE Post Results Letter - Fees and Consent Forms 2018
GCE Post Results Letter - Fees and Consent Forms 2018

Exams Results Collection

In line with the new GDPR laws, if you are unable to collect your exam results and want to nominate someone else to collect them we must have the following: A signed letter or email from you which states who you are nominating to collect the results. This person must carry ID with them. Without identification or your nomination, we cannot handover your results to anyone else.

Important Information for Pupils taking GCSE Computer Science

Important information for pupils taking GCSE Computer Science in Years 10 & 11, click here

OCR Guidelines GCSE Computer Science specification, click here

Booking Holiday After the Examination Period 2018

Exam Boards are now advising that it is advisable not to book a holiday until after 29th June 2018 to allow exam contingency following a national crisis.

Booking Holiday After the Examination Period 2019

GCSE & GCE Exams Summer 2019 – Exam boards advise candidates that they must remain available until Wednesday 26th June 2019 should an awarding body need to invoke its exam contingency plan.

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No Mobile Phones in Exams

Results Day 2018

Results Day is during the summer holidays and are held in Larkmead School Learning Resource Centre.

For GCE Results it is Thursday 16th August 2018 between 8am – 11am.

For GCSE students it is Thursday, 23rd August 2018 between 10am and 12pm.

Alternatively, results can be collected by a third party providing you have written a signed letter naming that person in advance. The third party will need to bring in a form of photo identity for this purpose.

There will be some teachers in school on results day to help you with any queries that may arise

Examination Guidelines 2018

April 2018
The Walking Talking Revision SessionFebruary 2018
Prepare to Perform for Parents - Tips to support your child through their examsFebruary 2018
Guide to Special ConsiderationSeptember 2017
Examination CertificatesJune 2017
GCSE, AS and A level reforms in England
February 2017
JCQ - Key DatesJuly 2018
Information for Candidates - Coursework AsssessmentsJuly 2018
Information for Candidates - Non Examination AssessmentsJuly 2018
Information for Candidates - Written ExamsJuly 2018
Information for Candidates - Social MediaJuly 2018
Information for Candidates - Privacy NoticeJuly 2018
Information for Candidates - On Screen TestsJuly 2018
Larkmead School - Guidance for ParentsDecember 2016
Larkmead School - Advice in Adverse Weather ConditionsDecember 2016
Larkmead School - Advice for Late ArrivalsDecember 2016
Larkmead_School - Reviews of Internal Marking ProcedureFebruary 2018
Vale Academy Trust Complaints ProcedureOctober 2017
Internal Appeals Procedure for StudentsFebruary 2018
Enquiries about Results Procedure - 2018May 2018