Exams Information

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

Please read the following important exams documentation.

Click on the following links:

Information about Examinations at Alton College 2019-20

JCQ Written Exams

JCQ Non-examination Assessments

JCQ Coursework Assessments

RE-SIT APPLICATIONS

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

Re-sit applications must be submitted 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 and Fees are published on the back of the Re-sit Form.

A Statement of Entry/Student Exam Timetable will be made available to confirm students' individual entries shortly after the college entry deadline has passed.

SUMMER 2020 EXAMS SESSION 

In February, summer entries (first time entries made by teaching staff and any re-sit entries purchased separately) will be confirmed with students by appearing 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.

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 entries they were expecting to see are listed 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, reader, scribe, 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.

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

RESULTS DAYS

Results will be displayed on students' Insightn Exam Results page from 06:00am on Results Day

Qualifcations/Exams Session

Results Day

GCSE November 2019 exam session

16 January 2020

A/S, A Level Summer 2020 exam session

L3 BTEC/CTEC Courses

Entry Level, Level 1/2 BTEC/CTech Courses without external assessment

13 August 2020

GCSE Summer 2020 exam session

Level 1/2 BTEC/CTech Courses with external assessment

20 August 2020

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.

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

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How to Check your Individual Exam Timetable.pdf302.81 KB
Alton_College_Guide_to_Exams_Access_Arrangements_2018.pdf283.3 KB
Alton_College_WP_Policy_2018.pdf350.38 KB
GCSE November 2019 Exam Timetable.xlsx_.pdf14.75 KB
Information for candidates - JCQ Written Exams 19-20.pdf32.26 KB
Information for candidates - JCQ Coursework Assessments 19-20.pdf42.48 KB
Information for candidates - JCQ Non-examination Assessments 19-20.pdf43.47 KB
Information about Examinations at Alton College 2019-20.pdf597.59 KB
RE-SIT FORM.pdf681.35 KB