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2023 Exam Dates

GCSE Maths

Date Subject Start
Friday 19th May 2023
GCSE Mathematics - Paper 1
Wednesday 7th June 2023
GCSE Mathematics - Paper 2
Wednesday 14th June 2023
GCSE Mathematics - Paper 3

GCSE English

Date Subject Start
Monday 5th June 2023
GCSE English Language - Paper 1
Monday 12th June 2023
GCSE English Language - Paper 2


Please ensure that you bring relevant equipment with you for the exams such as black pen & calculator where it is permitted. The College will have limited equipment which we can loan candidates but we will not be able to provide to all candidates sitting the exams. 

Contingency sessions

Please note that exam boards have also included contingency sessions on the afternoons of and 15 June, and on 28 June. These days would be used in the unlikely event that exams had to be moved because they could not take place when planned. Please make sure you are available to sit exams on these days.

Please note these contingency sessions do not apply if a student cannot attend the scheduled exams dates for other reasons.

Please read a letter to students and parents/carers from the Chief Executive of Ofqual 

What support can Ofqual provide?

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Exam certificates

Your full certificate (or unit certificate if you do not complete the whole course) will be claimed with the awarding body when you have completed your course and successfully completed all your work.

The College will send out your certificates once all learning has been completed using Royal Mail. Therefore, it is important to notify the Examinations Department of any changes to your address details. Failure to notify us of change of address will result in you being charged for issue of duplicate certificates by the awarding body.

Please note that any returned and subsequently uncollected certificates will only be held by the college for one year from the date of completion of the academic year or certificate issue, after which any unclaimed certificates may be destroyed and you will have to pay for copy certificates. This is on accordance with guidelines from the JCQ.

The fees for examinations and qualifications are set out in the HLC Fees, Remission and Course Delivery policy.

Queries about exams

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