Exam Information

Information for candidates

We are required to provide all candidates with access to clear guidance on rules and regulations surrounding exams. The guidance can be found by clicking the buttons. Should you have any questions or queries regarding this information then please contact our exams office Jane Peirce j.peirce@springwestacademy.org

Summer 2021 Exam Information

The following information is made available in relation to Centre Assessed Grades in 2021. All students have been made aware of the following arrangements on which Centre Assessed Grade will be generated.

10th Mar - 30th Apr Students complete controlled assessments. Teachers assess against mark schemes.
12th May - 21st May Internal summative tests with exam invigilators used and access arrangements given. Teachers assess against mark schemes.
28th May Controlled assessment and summative assessment marks recorded on SIMS. Results rank ordered and grades applied.
31st May - 4th Jun Trust Executive team carries out first quality assurance check.
7th Jun - 10th Jun Heads of Department review outcomes of first quality assurance check.
11th Jun Trust Executive team carries out final quality assurance check.
14th Jun - 15th Jun Trust Executive team verifies all Centre Assessed Grades.
16th Jun - 21st Jun Centre Assessed Grades are submitted to exam boards.
22nd Jun - 29th Jun Samples of work sent to exam boards at their request.

Other Important Information

Contingency Examination Date

For 2022 onwards, there will be a 'contingency day' for all exam boards in the UK. In line with Ofqual's exam system contingency plan , this is an additional day at the end of the exam period.

All examination boards have included a contingency examination date from next year.

This will be used if 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. Of course, we all hope there won’t be such disruption and that a contingency day won’t be needed. But students should be available throughout the exam period, including on that day, in case their planned timetable is disrupted.

Please be aware that your son/daughter needs to be available on this date. We will inform you in advance if we need students to attend.

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