Exams and Revision


Exam Information

November 2020 GCSE English and Maths Exams


Summer 2020 certificates will be ready for collection from reception from December 2020

Summer 2019 certificates are ready for collection from Reception.

Non A Level results and UCAS Tariff points 2019 (pdf)

BTEC Year 11 Results 2019 (pdf)

Review of results

Candidates requesting a review of results, or copy of their exam script need to provide written consent and full payment before requests can be processed. If a review of results is requested then it is possible for marks to be lowered, remain the same or increase. This can lead to a lower overall grade, or the same grade or a higher grade.

Any enquiries about results for internal candidates have to be made to the exam board through the school.

Before any enquiry can be made the candidate:-

  • has to seek agreement from the school that this is an appropriate action
  • needs to sign a consent form
  • Pay the appropriate cost.

Costs and consent form can be found here.

Requestsconsent and payment need to be with Mrs Lyons in the exam office before the deadlines. Cheques made payable to The Purbeck School.


Please see the attached document about students returning to retake exams. This will be at the discretion of the head teacher. All costs incurred including exam fees, administration fees, invigilation costs and any costs incurred due to access requirements are to be paid in advance by the candidate.

Retake costs and information 2021 (pdf)

Candidate exam and coursework information.

IFC-On-Screen_Examinations_stage2.indd 2020(Pdf)


Information for candidates Coursework Assessments 2020(Pdf)

Information for candidates for written exams 2020(Pdf)

Information for candidates Non-examination Assessments 2020(Pdf)


No unauthorised material 2020(Pdf)

Social-Media-Information-for-Candidates 2020(Pdf)

Warning to Candidates 2020(Pdf)

Internal appeals

Please see the following documents regarding disclosure of coursework marks before submission and rights to appeal.

Internal Appeals Procedures NEA 2021(Pdf)

Internal Appeals Form(Pdf)

Internal Appeals procedure Post Results 2021(Pdf)

Complaints and Appeals Procedure 2021(Pdf)

Complaints and Appeals Form(Pdf)

Complaints and Appeals Form (docx)

A charge of £60 will be made to cover the cost of an internal appeal. This will be refunded in full if appeal is upheld.

Summer 2021 External Exam Dates

Following government announcement, (12th October 2020), the main summer exam period for GCSEs and A levels will be 7th June – 2nd July 2021. Some exams may still be timetabled before this in May.

Sixth Form Provisional Summer 2021 Exam Timetable

Year 11 Provisional Summer 2021 Exam Timetable

Coursework and practical assessments will be done outside these dates.

Exam Contingency Day 2021

Exam boards have designated Tuesday 29th June 2021 as a contingency day.

All candidates should be available up until and including 29th June 2021 in case of major disruption to the exam schedule.

Results Day 2021

Proposed results days for summer 2021 exams are:

A level Tuesday 24th August 2021

GCSE Friday 27th August 2021


Pastoral information, advice and guidance for pupils, and parents of pupils taking exams