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5) Exams

We will use this page to share key information and dates with you as well as guidance and information on exams processes. We will also use this page to share details of internal and external assessment schedules and calendars.

If you have a specific query or question that is not answered here, please contact Mrs T Douglas (Exams Officer) through the main college reception. 

Collecting certificates 

In normal circumstances students will receive their certificates during a presentation evening later in the year. We hope that we will be able to offer this opportunity to students, although this will be subject to operational guidance in relation to public health. 

If you cannot attend the event to collect your certificates

Students are asked to collect their certificates by prior arrangement. If you are unable to collect your certificates personally then it is possible to make alternative arrangements. Please contact us to discuss this further. 

What happens if I do not collect my certificates?

Please be aware that we are directed to keep certificates for a period of 12 months after which documentation is returned to the awarding organisation or securely destroyed. After this period, it is likely that you will need to pay the awarding organisation to access replacement documentation. We strongly recommend that all students contact us promptly to ensure that certificates can be collected. 

Ex-students who believe they may have certificates held by the school should contact us to confirm whether their certificates are available. When you contact us please be prepared to confirm the following information: 

· Your full legal name (at the time the exams were taken)

· Your date of birth

· The year that you left us 

It may be possible to make alternative arrangements if certificates are held by the school and you are unable to collect them (by appointment) in person. If this applies to you then please discuss this with us as a priority. 

Replacement certificates

It is possible to obtain replacement certificates if original documents are no longer held by the school. Details of how to obtain replacements are available from There is a charge for this service. 


We recognise that exams and assessments can be an extremely challenging and stressful time for students as well as parents and carers. Please visit our Safeguarding & Support page for more information and guidance on the support that is available for students.

Information for Candidates

  • JCQ Warning for Candidates
  • JCQ Unauthorised Items
  • JCQ Using Social Media
  • JCQ Information for Candidates – Written Examinations
  • JCQ Information for Candidates – On-screen Tests
  • JCQ Information for Candidates – Non-examination Assessments
  • JCQ Information for Candidates – Coursework Assessments

These documents can be downloaded below.

External Links