Backwell School produces an Examination Information Booklet for students and parent/carers.  Every student in Year 11, 12 and 13 is given their own copy in Term 3.

The Examination Key Information Booklet and general information/FAQs can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.  These contains vital information about the exams process, including what to do if you are ill or late, as well as information on results day arrangements and your options for obtaining your results if you are unable to come to school on results day.

Examinations Booklet - Key Information 2018-19

Centre Assessed Marks - Review of marking policy and key dates 2019-20

Examinations - General Information and FAQs 

Access Arrangements 2018 : Use of Word Processors

Gudiance for Candidates regarding access arrangements

Information for candidates - Privacy Notice (2019)

Exam Top Tips


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2020 Examination Season

The official JCQ exam season runs from Monday 11 May until Wednesday 24 June 2020. Most written exams for this season will fall between these dates (inclusive).  However, please note that some exams (eg. Art exams and Modern Language oral examinations) will take place before 11 May.

Contingency Day - Wednesday 24 June has been set aside as a contingency day by the Joint Council for Qualifications in case of sustained national or local disruption.  As such, all exam candidates, both GCSE and A level, must be available to sit exams from the start of the season in May until Wednesday 24 June 2020.  

A skeleton exam timetable for Summer 2020 for both A levels and GCSEs will be released in due course.

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Exam Results Days

Exam Taken in:  Results Day 
 November 2019  16 January 2020
 May / June 2020               
 A Level  Thursday 13 August 2020
 GCSE  Thursday 20 August 2020

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Exam Rules and Regulations

The JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) publish important documents regarding examinations.  Please click on the links below to read more:

Information for Candidates: Written Exams

Information for Candidates: Privacy Notice

Information for Candidates: Coursework

Information for Candidates: Non-exam Assessments

Information for Candidates: On-screen tests

Information for Candidates: Social Media