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).
Exams & Curriculum Data Office number: 01235 544843
Exams Manager: Clare Harding – Email C.harding@Larkmead.oxon.sch.uk
Curriculum Data Manager: Ceri Green Email C.Green@Larkmead.oxon.sch.uk
Exam Preparation & revision
We are in this together
You are not alone when you need to revise for assessments, tests or exams. We are here for you every step of the way. We are extremely proud of the range and scope of the support available to help you achieve your full potential. There is a huge amount of resources available to help you revise and study successfully.
There are two guides to revision below. The Larkmead Revision Toolkit and "Prepare to perform" - hints and tips for getting ready for examinations.
examinations - Subjects and Boards
The full list of subject examinations and exam boards are given below.
Exam certificates are published by exam boards in the November / March following the summer or winter examinations.
Once all certificates are received into school these will then be posted to students via signed for postage with the Royal Mail. For students who are still attending school the certificates will be kept in school for them to collect from the Exams office.
Students should expect to receive certificates by the 2nd week in December or April, depending on which exam season they are waiting for.
For Summer 2020, due to coronavirus and the second session of exams in Autumn 2020 there may be a delay in certificates being issued and/or being sent out from Larkmead school. If you require a certificate for any reason please contact the Exams office to discuss.
It is very important to keep exam certificates safely and securely stored. In future years, employers and Institutions of Further Education will ask to see them and if lost, it can be a costly and lengthy process to replace them.
Neither Larkmead School or the Examination Board is able to provide replacement certificates once they are lost. However, the original Examining Board will be able to provide a replacement Certified Statement of Results at a cost of approximately £40 per subject/statement
Clare Harding, Exams Manager examination procedures
Information for candidates