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National Reference Test 

For any Year 11 Students sitting the National Reference Test in either English or Maths the exam will take place on  Monday 24 February 2020 at 3.30pm. Details have been given to students regarding this test - if you have any questions please speak to Miss Blakey.  


Summer 2020 - GCSE Timetable - 11 May - 24 June 2020

Personalised timetables will be given out to students after the February half-term. EXAM CLASH - Details will be given Students at this time of how these exam sessions will be run and what they can expect.



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GCSE Contingency day - 24 June 2020 - all year 11 students need to be available for this day

It is a requirement of the Joint Council for Qualifications that all students being entered for exams in Summer 2020 are available until Wednesday 24 June 2020.  Please see guidance given below from the JCQ which provides an explanation on how this day might be used and its purpose.Contingency day, June 2020 examination seriesHow might the contingency day be used in the June 2020 examination series?In the highly unlikely event that there is national disruption to a day of examinations in summer 2020, the awarding bodies will liaise with the qualification regulators and the DfE to agree the most appropriate option for managing the impact. As a last resort the affected examinations will be rescheduled. Although every effort would be taken to keep the impact to a minimum, it is possible that there could be more than one timetable date affected following the disruption, up to and including the contingency day on 24 June 2020.Centres will be alerted if it was agreed to reschedule the examinations and the affected candidates will be expected to make themselves available in such circumstances.Where candidates choose not to be available for the rescheduled examination(s) for reasons other than those traditionally covered by special consideration, they will not be eligible for enhanced grading arrangements.Centres must therefore ensure candidates and parents are aware of this contingency arrangement so that they may take it into account when making their plans for the summer. However, the awarding bodies will not insist upon candidates being available throughout the entire timetable period as a matter of course.The contingency day will become a standard feature of subsequent examination timetables.

 GCSE Results day - 20 August 2020

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 Friday 17 July 2020.  If you are unable to collect your results you may:

  • arrange for your results to be given to you by telephone or email; 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.


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:

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