Exam Results


Exam Information

Trial Exams

Mock examinations for Years 11 and 13 will take place from the 11th to the 21st December 2018. These are an important set of examinations that will allow students to practice their exam technique and the school to predict their final results. 

Preparing for Trial Exams Dec 2018 (pdf)

Y11 Trial Exam Timetable – Dec2018 (pdf)

Y13 Trial Exam Timetable – Dec2018 (pdf)



Summer 2018 certificates will be ready to collect from reception from Monday 19th November.

Summer 2019 External Exams Dates

13th May 2019 – 26th June 2019

Coursework and practical assessments may be done outside these dates.

Exam Contingency Day

All candidates must remain available until Wednesday 26th June 2019.

(The awarding bodies have designated Wednesday 26th June 2019 as a ‘contingency day’ for examinations. This is consistent with the qualification regulators’ document Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exam-system-contingency-plan-england-wales-and-northern-ireland

The designation of a ‘contingency day’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or local disruption to examinations. It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations.

Centres must therefore remind candidates that they must remain available until Wednesday 26th June 2019 should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan.


Timetables are provisional. Candidates will be issued with individual timetables in April 2019.

Provisional Year 11 timetable Summer 2019 (pdf)

Provisional Sixth Form timetable Summer 2019 (pdf)

Results Day

A level Thursday 15th August 2019

GCSE Thursday 22nd August 2019

Certificates available in school December 2019

Qualifications results comparisons 2017 (pdf)

UCAS Tariff Points 2018 (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 2019 (pdf)

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.

Purbeck School Internal Appeals Procedures (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.

Purbeck School Internal Appeals Form (docx)