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Exams Arrangements

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Here you will find information regarding our examinations. Moodle contains more detailed exam information and is dedicated to students, however, these pages are also accessible to parents.

Y11   |   Y10   |   Y9   |   Y8   |   Y7   |   Exam Boards   |   Results & Certificates   |   Rules

The external examination timetable for summer 2018 can be found here.

Year 11

External Exams

  • BTEC Sport Re-Sit: date TBC
  • GCSE Food Practical Exam: Took place Wed 21 Feb
  • GCSE Art Exam: Fri 16 Mar and Thur 22 Mar
  • GCSE Photography Exam: Thur 15 Mar and Tue 20 Mar
  • GCSE Drama Exam: Mon 26 Mar - Wed 28 Mar (4.30pm)
  • GCSE MFL Speaking Exams: Mon 23 - Fri 27 Apr (teacher will provide schedule to students)
  • GCSE Business Studies On-Screen Exam: between Tue 8 May - Fri 11 May
  • GCSEs (written exams): commences Mon 14 May (timetable can be found here)

Information on Non-Examination Assessment mark review can be found here or by using the link on the left hand side navigation menu.

Year 10

  • Internal Mid-Course Examinations: commences Mon 12 Mar. The exam timetable can be found here. Students have been provided with individual exam timetables
  • Y10 BTEC Sport On-Screen Exam: Provisional date: June 2018
  • Maths Challenge Follow-Up Test (selected students): Takes place Thur 15 Mar at 13.30

Year 9

  • Maths Challenge Follow-Up Test (selected students): Takes place Thur 15 Mar at 13.30
  • Y9 Exams (all students) will commence Mon 23 Apr. English, Maths and Science exams will take place in the hall - all other subjects in classrooms: 
    • Mon 23 Apr AM - Science
    • Mon 23 Apr PM - Maths Non-Calculator
    • Tue 24 Apr AM - English Literature
    • Tue 24 Apr PM - Maths Calculator
    Students will receive an individual exam timetable for the English, Maths and Science exams and they will be informed by their teacher when the classroom exams will take place.  
  • Y9 GCSE RE (selected students):
    • Mon 14 May PM
    • Wed 16 May PM
    • Thur 24 May PM

Year 8

  • Y8 Exams are now complete - Results will be issued via Teacher
  • Maths Challenge (selected students): Thur 26 Apr, 9am - Hall

Year 7

  • Maths Challenge (selected students): Thur 26 Apr, 9am - Hall
  • Y7 Exams (all students) will commence Mon 4 Jun - further information to follow

Exam Boards

Information of which exam boards Calthorpe Park uses can be found here.

Results & Certificates

GCSE Results

  • Any results not picked up on Results Day can be collected from the Registry Office


GCSE (and other qualifications) Certificates achieved at Calthorpe Park are distributed to students at the Certificate Evening once they have completed Year 11. The Certificate Evening takes place in November every year.

Students who do not attend Certificate Evening can arrange collection of their Certificates by contacting Mrs J Hale - Registry Office -

New GCSE 9 to 1 Grading

GCSEs are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. Ofqual and The Department of Education (DfE) have provided guidance documents to help students and parents understand the new grading. These can be viewed here:

  • Quick guide 9-1 grade card
  • Additional information
  • New GCSE content will be more challenging
  • Fewer grade 9s will be awarded than A*s
  • English language, English literature and maths will be the first to be graded from 9 to 1 in 2017
  • Several more subjects will have 9 to 1 grading in 2018, with others following in 2019. During this transition, students will receive a mixture of letter and number grades

Rules, Regulations and Operations

All exams are run in accordance with the official Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) rules and regulations. The key points of these are summarised in posters outside the Exam rooms. All candidates are required to know what these key points are, and abide by them.