Exams and Revision


Exam Information


Summer 2019 certificates are ready for collection from Reception.

Summer 2020 External Exams Dates

11th May 2020 – 24th June 2020

Coursework and practical assessments may be done outside these dates.

Exam contingency day 2020

Exam boards have designated Wednesday 24th June 2020  as a contingency day.

All candidates should be available up until and including 24th June 2020 in case of major disruption to the exam schedule.


Summer 2020 6th Form External Exam Timetable (pdf)

Summer 2020 Year 11 External Exam Timetable (pdf)

Candidates will be issued with individual timetables after Easter.

Results Day

A level Thursday 13th August 2020

GCSE Thursday 20th August 2020

Certificates available in school December 2020

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 2020 (docx)

Exam regulations relating to coursework

Information for candidates – onscreen tests (pdf)
Information for candidates – Privacy Notice (pdf)
Information for candidates – social media (pdf)
Information for candidates – written exams (pdf)
Information for candidates _ NEA (pdf)
Information for cands coursework (pdf)
No Mobile Phones etc. (pdf)
Warning to candidates (pdf)

Internal appeals

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

Internal Appeals Procedures (pdf)

Internal Appeals Form (pdf)

Complaints and appeals procedure (exams) (pdf)

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.

Complaints and Appeals Form (docx)

Trial exams 2019-2020

Year 12 March Trial Exam Timetable (pdf)

There will be exams set within class throughout the year for all students outside the above dates.


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