AS Level – First year Post 16 courses; all students study four AS courses in Year 12.
A2 Level – Second year Post 16 courses; students study three A2 courses in Year 13.
AS Level (new) – Standalone qualification that is worth half an A Level. These will be awarded at the end of Year 12.
A Level (new) – Standalone qualification that assess knowledge from Year 12 and Year 13. These are awarded at the end of Year 13.
Aural Exam – A listening examination taken by students studying languages.
BTEC – A course consisting of credits. Each unit studied has a credit value.
Coursework – A piece of work worth a percentage of the final mark that is completed independently by students with guidance from their teacher.
Module – A unit of work that is assessed through examination. AS and A2 syllabi consist of approximately two or three modules that are all assessed through an examination or coursework.
Oral Exam – A speaking examination taken by students studying languages.
Practical Exam – A piece of work that is assessed through observation by the teacher e.g. Dance, Drama and PE, or a piece of work that is completed within a time frame e.g. Art.
Units – BTEC courses consist of three or six units of study depending on whether students are studying a BTEC Certificate (one year), or a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (two year).
November 2016 – examination series
GCSE Maths and English Re-sits – 01/11/2016 to 10/11/2016 inclusive
Results issued to students – 12/01/2017
January 2017 – examination series
GCE mock examinations – 04/01/17 to 20/01/17 inclusive
Results issued to students – TBC
March 2017 – examination series
GCSE Maths and English mock examinations to be conducted during March – dates to be confirmed
Summer 2016 – examination series
GCE examinations – 15/05/17 to 29/06/17 inclusive
Results issued to students – 18/08/17
GCSE examinations – 15/05/17 to 29/06/17 inclusive
Results issued to students – 24/08/16
A student may be provided with extra time, a reader, a word processor or a scribe for controlled
assessment, internal exams and external examinations. If you feel you need to be assessed for this
provision, please contact your Learning Manager in the first instance.