Year 11 GCSE Examination


RSHS Revision guide



Collecting results - Summer 2021 - TBC 

Students are encouraged and welcomed to attend school to collect their results. 

Students who cannot collect results MUST follow the following procedures:

  • Collection by third party (student's representative) the person collecting the results on behalf of a student must be in possession of a letter signed and dated by the student stating the name of the person collecting the results on a students behalf. The person collecting results must bring ID (eg. passport, driving licence).
  • Posting Results - student's can leave a stamped addressed envelope with the examination officer prior to the end of term if they want to have their results posted to them.


Examination Certificates 

Each year examination certificates are awarded at the Aspiration Presentation Evening.

Anybody who does not attend this event can collect certificates from the examination officer in school.

Once awarded, certificates must be kept in a safe place as they are difficult and expensive to replace. Certificates will probably be required as proof by college's and/or employers when applying for courses or employment.

If lost you must apply to the relevant exam board for replacements at a cost of £35 per certificate.


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Results 2019 & 2020

Exam Year Attainment 8 Score English & Maths Strong Pass English & Maths Standard Pass Entering EBACC EBACC
Average Point Score
2019 32.2 21% 44% 36% 2.64
2020 38.0 28% 47% 47% 3.24
Please note 2020 are National Standardised Grades      



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Aspire Pathway Booklet

Attitude to Learning Matrix


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The awarding bodies have designated Tuesday 29th June 2021 as a ‘contingency day’ for examinations. This is consistent with the qualification regulators’ document Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The designation of a ‘contingency day’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or local disruption to examinations. It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations.

Candidates therefore must remain available until Tuesday 29th June 2021 should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan.



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Guidance Rules & Regulation

JCQ warning to candidates

JCQ Unauthorised Items Poster

JCQ Information for candidates for written examinations

JCQ Information for candidates for controlled assessments

JCQ Information for candidates for on screen tests

JCQ Information for candidates Privacy Notice

JCQ information for candidates Social Media

JCQ information for candidates for course work.



You will be issued with a timetable listing the dates and times for each of your exams.  Read your timetable carefully and report any errors or omissions to Mrs Wigglesworth the Examinations Officer as soon as possible.


Seating plans

Seating plans will be displayed on the Examination Notice Board. You must check the seating plan before entering the exam room, and sit in the correct place which has been allocated to you. Being in the correct place at the right time is your responsibility.



You must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your exam start time. If you are late the exam will have started without you and the Exam Board may refuse to accept the work that you do.


Tier changes

Your individual entry timetable confirms which tiers you have been entered for.  If you have any concerns then see Mrs Wigglesworth well in advance of the exam.  You will not be allowed to change tier on the day of the exam.


Lateness, illness and other circumstances

If you are too ill to attend, or unavoidably late, then you must ring school on 0161 338 2374 as soon as possible.

If you are taken ill at school, have any significant health concerns or other genuine problems affecting your performance you must see Mrs Wigglesworth as soon as possible.

If you feel unwell during an examination let an invigilator know immediately.

The Examination Board may take your circumstances into account, but only if you follow the guidance above.  Under no circumstances can we deal with any issues that are brought to our attention after the end of your exams.


Authorised materials

You are only allowed to bring the following equipment into any exam:

  • Normal writing equipment either loose or in a completely see-through pencil case.
  • A calculator (although not permitted  in all exams)
  • Subject –specific  materials such as preparation sheets or set texts only if specifically instructed
  • A drink of water in a see through re-sealable bottle with the label removed no bigger than 250ml
  • Single tissues


Anything other than these items is regarded as 'unauthorised material' by the Exam Boards and must not be in your possession in either a written exam or speaking test.  This includes but is not limited to:

  • Mobile phone (must be in your bag and switched off)
  • Smart watches
  • MP3 or 4 players/ipods/any other electronic equipment
  • Earphones
  • Notes of any description
  • Dictionaries
  • Calculator lids, cases and/or instruction leaflets
  • Coats or any other outdoor clothing
  • Blotting paper
  • Tissues in packets
  • You can face disqualification by the Exam Boards if you do not follow this rule, even if you have not attempted to use the items for dishonest reasons.



Once you have entered the exam room you must not communicate with candidates in any way. You may only speak to the invigilators by raising your hand and waiting for them to come to your desk, please be mindful of other candidates when speaking to the invigilator by keeping the noise level to a minimum.
Once seated you should face the front at all times and ensure you only look at your own work. To avoid any misunderstanding, do not look towards candidates in the rows on either side of you or behind you.

Your conduct in the exam room must not disturb or distract any other candidates.  Remain silent until you have left the room at the end of the exam and respect the fact that there may still be candidates working.



  • Never write in you answer booklet until you have been instructed to do so, not even to fill in your candidates details.
  • Always check that you have been given the correct question paper for your subject and unit and that you have everything listed.  Note the time allowed and read all instructions carefully.
  • Ensure you fill in answer books and any supplementary sheets according to instructions.
  • If you need to attract an invigilator's attention at any point in the exam, raise your hand.
  • Acceptable writing equipment
  • Black ink or ballpoint pen only (blue is not allowed)
  • Coloured pencils/inks only for maps, charts etc. (unless instructed otherwise)
  • Pencil – only for graphs and diagrams
  • Highlighters – only on the question paper not in your answers
  • Completely see-through pencil case.

Any other type of writing equipment is not allowed.


Fire alarm

If the fire alarm sounds, remain silent and listen to the instructions given to you by the Invigilator/Exams Officer. Exam conditions continue to apply even if there is an evacuation. You must not communicate with other candidates at all and if you do so it is likely that the Exam Board will disqualify you from that exam.


At the end of an exam

You are not allowed to leave an exam before that stated finish time even if you have finished working.

When the invigilator tells you to stop writing you must do so straight away. You must not attempt to finish a question or a sentence and should immediately close your answer book.

If you are unsure about any of these rules then please see Mrs Wigglesworth the Examinations Officer.


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Exam Board Information


New Exam grading structure please click here to view


Below are a list of our Exam boards and subjects. Please click on the Exam board logo to go to their websites.



Maths, BTEC Music, BTEC Sport, History, Business, English, Health & Social Care, Statistics, PE



Geography, Citizenship



French, Spanish, Drama, Computer Science, Biology, Physics and Chemistry, Design & Technology, Art  


 Media, Hospitality and Catering 


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