Clone of Exams Information

 

Post Results Services:

The Deadline for Reviews of Marking has now passed.  

Exam Scripts can still be ordered via the online store until 24th September.

NOVEMBER 2019 RE-SIT EXAM SESSION

DEADLINE: FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER

Re-sit Applications for GCSE English (PEARSON) and GCSE Maths (AQA) for November 2019 should be booked via the Online Store: Click here!

ALL OTHER RE-SITS 

This inlcudes re-sits for BTEC External Assessment and A Level.

Re-sits are available for Current Students and Former Students who left Alton College in Summer 2019.

Re-sits must be booked by completing a Re-sit Form (either collect a hard copy from the Student Hub desk or download a copy to print yourself CLICK HERE) and returning it to the Student Hub together with the correct payment.

Deadlines for Re-sit applications are as follows:

BTEC L2 and L3 January 2020 Exams - 11 October 2019

A LEVEL,  BTEC L2 and L3 Summer 2020 Exams - 7th February 2020

Please pay at the Student Hub. Payments can be made by cash, debit/credit card or cheque.  Please make cheques payable to Havant & South Downs College.  

College policy is to not accept late applications.  However, in extenuating circumstances the College may decide to allow a late applicant.  Late fees will be charged in line with the relevant examination board’s late fees policy.   

If you later decide you do not want to be entered for the exam, you need to put this in writing to the Exams Office. You are entitled to a full refund if we are notified before the closing date and entries have not been submitted to the examination board. Former student fee is non-refundable. 

SUMMER 2020 EXAMS SESSION

In February, summer entries (first time entries made by teaching staff and any re-sit entries purchased separately) will appear on students individual Insight exam timetable. 

A contingency exam day has been arranged by the exam boards and this will also be added to students exam timetable.  The contingency day has been arranged for GCSE and/or GCE examinations, should sustained national or local disruption arise during the summer examination series.  The date that has been set aside as the contingency exam day is Wednesday 24th June 2020.  With this in mind, please make a note of the reserve exam date to ensure availability should an exam need to be rearranged.

EXAM TIMETABLES

Sixth Form students will be able to view their timetables on Insight once the official summer entries deadline has passed.  A Moodle post will be sent out to inform students once timetables are available to view.

Students must check the following: 

  • Their name and DOB are correct
  • Their candidate number matches the candidate number on their Student ID Card
  • Their Access Arrangements are showing correctly
  • All the entries they were expecting to see are on their timetable.

A guide on how to check your timetable is available here . If there are any errors students must report this to the Hub as a matter of urgency to ensure we can make the necessary corrections.

 

ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS

Access arrangements include:  extra time, readers, scribes, use of a word processor and separate invigilation.

National JCQ regulations and guidelines dictate what access arrangements students are entitled to. If you have previously had (either here at College or at your previous school) or think you may be entitled to Access Arrangements for exams please contact Learning Support.

Access Arrangements must reflect the students normal way of working in class.

Applications for Access Arrangements for exams in the Summer series will not be accepted by the exam boards after 21st February.  It is important that you contact learning support as early as possible in the academic year to ensure enough evidence can be collected to support your application.

Access Arrangements show on the students Learning Support Tab and the Exams Timetable pages on Insight.  Students may have more than one type of access arrangement showing to reflect the arrangements they need for different kinds of exams.  Access Arrangements prefaced with JCQ will cover all A Level, AS, A2 and GCSE exams. Seperate arrangements will be listed for BTEC exams, Functional Skills and HE qualifications.  Students should check these carefully and report any errors to Learning Support or the Student Hub.

For further information please see:

Guide to Examinations Access Arrangements

Policy for Awarding Word Processors in Examinations

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

Special Consideration applications can only be made after the exam has taken place and cannot be made in advance.  The student needs to complete and submit an application form, which is available from the Student Hub.  Applications must be submitted within 7 days after the exam has taken place.

To find out more about special consideration click here

COLLEGE ABSENCE POLICY

EXAMS AND TIMETABLED LESSONS

  • If students have a morning exam: they are expected to return to their morning lesson if their exam finishes before the lesson ends. 
  • If students have an afternoon exam: they are exempt from any morning lesson if their exam is in the afternoon.  They are expected to return to their afternoon lesson if their exam finishes before the lesson ends.

CERTIFICATES

STUDENTS WHO LEFT IN SUMMER 2019

All Certificates for Summer Exams/BTECS/CTechs will be dispatched by post late November/early December 2019 to the address the College has on record.  Certificates will be sent 2nd class post.  Alternatively, if you wish to receive them by a trackable service you can apply to have your Certificates sent by recorded delivery.  The cost for this service is £5.00.  Please apply via the online store

CONTINUING STUDENTS 

Students who took exams or completed a vocational qualification at Alton College last summer, can collect their certificates from the Student Hub on the set collection days in December.

Collection dates: TBC (will be announced in a Moodle post)

Students must present their student ID card in order to collect certificates - we cannot accept day passes.  We are sorry, but only the person named on the certificate can collect them.  We will not issue them to friends/family members/etc.

If students are unable to attend on any of the days published please contact the Exams Officer. 

These are important documents and the College is only allowed to store them for up to one year.  After this time we have to securely destroy them and students will be charged by the exam boards for any replacements required.  Please take the time to come and collect them.

Qualifications for which certificates will be available are: AS/A Levels, GCSE Maths & English, Functional Skills, FSMQ, BTEC all levels, CTech all levels.

Students who fail to collect their certificates on these dates will have them sent with any certificates to be issued for the following summer's exams.

We are sorry but we cannot faciliate ad-hoc collection of exam certificates.

Details of the College's achievement outcomes per the Department for Education's performance tables can be found here