Examination Information and Dates

Examination Information and Dates

We are proud of the rigorous, broad and inclusive manner in which we prepare our young people for formal examination assessment in a realistic setting.

At The Heys School, we operate a system of assessment throughout the academic year. This is supported by formal examinations in the student’s appropriate exam setting.

Examination timetables are compiled and published prior to each examination window. The dates of scheduled formal assessments for 2020-21 are currently as follows.

  • Year 11 Pre-college Examinations – Monday 8thNovember to Friday 19thNovember
  • Year 11 Preparation Examinations – Monday 28thFebruary to Friday 11th March 
  • GCSE and BTEC Summer Examinations Window – Monday 16thMay to Wednesday 29th June (*awaiting Ofqual confirmation) 
  • Year 10 Summer Mock Examinations – Monday 20thJune to Friday 1st July
  • Key Stage 3 Summer Examinations – Monday 20thJune to Friday 1st July

Prior to all examination windows, students will be aided in revision methods, creating appropriate revision resources and/or given the opportunity to purchase high-quality resources at a reduced price.

Purposeful revision, consistent practice and parental support have all been shown to have a positive impact on student attainment and progress.

JCQ Information

The security and integrity of the examinations process is essential and students are given clear guidance regarding the rules in preparation and sitting of examinations.

Links to the JCQ documents outlining guidance and instructions for students are given below.

JCQ Regulations