Exams and Revision


Exam Information


Summer 2019 certificates are ready for collection from Reception.

Summer 2020 Exams

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

Message from Ofqual regarding exams and grading for GCSE, AS and A Level students this summer https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/878854/Letter_to_students_-_Summer_2020_grading.pdf

Results Day 2020

In light of the extraordinary circumstances this year, results will be emailed out to students on their school email address by 09:00 on the day of the results.

Senior staff will be in school between 9:00am and 11:30am on results day should you need to discuss anything or require any advice or guidance on next steps.

Please phone the school (01929 550077) by 10:00am on the day of results to make an appointment if you wish to come in to discuss your results.

A Level Results Day Thursday August 13th 2020

GCSE Results Day Thursday August 20th 2020

The process for awarding summer 2020 exam grades is illustrated here

Please see section on website for grounds for appeal for summer 2020 results.

There will also be an opportunity to sit an exam in the autumn if candidates feel they can improve on the grade awarded – for GCE autumn exams please email Mrs Lyons clyons@purbeck.dorset.sch.uk by 1st September 2020, and entry fees will need to be brought in to school on 3rd September between 9:00am and 3:00pm. For GCSE subjects, money must be in school by Friday 11th September 2020. Fees and timetable will be put on website, when available.


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)


Summer 2021 External Exam Dates

Friday 14th May 2021 – Tuesday 29th June 2021

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

A level results Thursday 12th August 2021

GCSE results Thursday 19th August 2021


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