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 Update February 25th - Outcome of consultation for how grades will be awarded Summer 2021:

Government Outcome of Consultation Summer 2021

JCQ Guidance for Students, Parents and Guardians GCSEs Summer 2021


Please Note that GCSE RESULTS DAY is now on:

Thursday 12th August 2021


Year 11 May PPEs - 4th May - 26th May 2021 

Please note - Thursday 13th May exams have been swapped around:

Geography Paper 2 will start at 8.30am

Biology Paper 2 at 2.30pm

Year 10 June PPEs - June 2021 - timetable to be confirmed



GCSE Results Day - Thursday 12 August 2021

Any results not collected from the school by 12 noon will be posted, first-class, to your home address - you should ensure the school has your correct address before school closes for summer on Thursday 16 July 2021.  If you are unable to collect your results you may:

  • ask for your results to be emailed to you; or 

  • request that an adult relative collects your results on your behalf (identification must be shown when collecting the results).

Please provide a letter to, Miss Blakey - Examinations officer, signed by the student before the end of term advising the method you would like to receive your results.

N/A - GCSE Contingency days - 28 June - 16 July 2021 - all year 11 students need to be available for these days

It is a requirement of the Joint Council for Qualifications that all students being entered for exams in Summer 2021 are available until Friday 16 July 2021.  Please see the guidance given below from the Department for Education which provides an example of how these days might be used.

If a student misses all GCSE assessments in a subject due to sickness related to coronavirus (COVID-19), or the need to self-isolate and is unable to access the special consideration process, they will be eligible to sit a single contingency paper. This will take place between 28 June to 16 July 2021 and timetabled to allow at least a 10-day gap after each subject’s final paper in the main series. 


All external/internal examinations are conducted according to the procedures set out by the Awarding Bodies and the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). Please familiarise yourself with the following JCQ regulations & St Thomas More School policies:

Information for Candidates

Exam Room Posters

St Thomas More School Policies


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