Exams

The Exams Office is open 8.30 am to 3.30 pm during term time.

If you wish to contact the school’s Exams Officer, please do so via the main school telephone number 01727 854726 or exams@beaumont.school. If you have an appointment to visit the Exams Officer, please report to Reception on arrival.

Please note that the information on this page may relate to the current or the previous academic year, depending upon when dates and deadlines become available. If in doubt, please contact the Exams Office or the relevant Head of Year for clarification.

External Examinations: 2020-21

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has published guidance for students and parents about how GCSE and ‘A’ level qualifications will be awarded in Summer 2021, which can be viewed here.

Ofqual’s advice to students can be viewed here.

Results Days 2021

GCE A Level and AS Level results to be issued to students 8.30am – 9.30am, on 10th August.
Year 12 students can collect exam outcomes for qualifications or unit results at the same time. If these have an impact on your subject progression into Year 13, you will be able to discuss this with Mrs Powdrell and Mrs Tolley.

GCSE results to be issued to students 9.00am – 10.00am, on 12th August.
Please refer to the guidance on enrolment into the Sixth Form here.

Alison Curnow, our Personal Adviser from Hertfordshire Services for Young People, will be available to discuss 16+ pathways with students and parents on GCSE Results Day.

The National Careers Service is providing a series of webinars for parents and carers whose children are receiving results this August, to give advice on options and tips for helping their child prepare for results day. These are on:

Friday 30th July, 12.00pm

Tuesday 3rd August, 4.00pm

Wednesday 12th August, 12.00pm

Collection of results

If you are unable to collect your results in person between the specified times on the appropriate Results Day, there are two alternative ways in which you can receive your results:

  • you (the candidate) may write a letter to be handed in by a named person (who must provide suitable ID) to a member of staff on Results Day
  • you may request that the Exams Office emails you a copy of your results.  Results can only be sent to the candidate at their school email address and they will be sent later on the Results Day.

Please note that it may not be possible for candidates to collect exam results beyond the specified times on their Results Day unless prior arrangements have been agreed. Also, results are not normally given out over the telephone.

Appeals process

Students have the right to appeal against their teacher-assessed grades where they believe there has been an error. Appeals may lead to grades being raised, being lowered, or remaining the same.

Any student wishing to appeal must download and complete the Candidate Appeal Request Form, then send it by email to exams@beaumont.school as soon as possible. The email must be sent from the student’s Beaumont email address in order for us to accept it. If a student wishes to appeal against more than one grade, they must complete a separate form for each one.

After receiving an appeal request, we will carry out a Centre Review to determine whether or not there was an administrative error, a procedural error, or both. We will then send the outcome to the student’s Beaumont email address.

Any student who is not satisfied with the outcome of a Centre Review has the right to appeal to the awarding organisation (exam board). Awarding organisations can reconsider whether there has been an administrative or procedural error, but can also consider whether the school’s academic judgement has been reasonable. This can only take place after a Centre Review has been conducted and we will inform students about how to appeal to an awarding organisation when we communicate the outcome of a Centre Review.

Any student considering whether or not to appeal must read the information on the front page of the Candidate Appeal Request Form. By submitting the form, a student is confirming that they have read and understood this information.

Requests for Centre Reviews must be received by the following deadlines:

  • Priority appeals (only for students applying to higher education who did not attain their firm UCAS choice): 16th August 2021
  • All other appeals: 3rd September 2021

Priority appeal requests received after 16th August will be considered, but not as priority. Appeal requests received after 3rd September will not be considered.

Documents which may help students to decide whether or not to appeal:

  • Our policy for the awarding of teacher-assessed grades, which can be downloaded here.
  • Evidence used as the basis for Key Stage Four results, which can be downloaded here.
  • Evidence used as the basis for Key Stage Five results, which can be downloaded here.

If a student is unhappy with their result, they also have the option of entering an autumn series of exams to try to improve it. Enquiries about this should be directed to the exams@beaumont.school email address.

Autumn 2021 Series

Any student who receives a teacher-assessed grade (TAG) this summer, or who would have entered for the exams in Summer 2021 had they taken place, can take the corresponding GCSE, AS and A Level exams in Autumn 2021. In addition, any student who was aged at least 16 on 31 August 2021 can take the GCSE English Language and Mathematics examination.

Adaptations will only be made for some GCSE subjects that had a previous arrangement following Ofqual’s consultation in 2020. There will be no non-examination assessments, with all grades determined by students’ performance in the exams only (with the exception of Art and Design qualifications). Students will be able to carry forward endorsement grades.

Deadlines for entry:

  • GCE AS and A Level – Wednesday 8 September
  • GCSE – Monday 4 October

Please complete the form here, and send by midday on the relevant deadline day to exams@beaumont.school.

Examination Dates

  • GCE AS and A Level examinations start on Monday 4 October and finish on Friday 22 October.
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics examinations start on Monday 1 November and finish on Tuesday 9 November.
  • GCSE (all other subjects) examinations start on Monday 15 November and finish on Friday 3 December.

The Exams Office can be contacted by email via exams@beaumont.school and by telephone at 01727 732923 (with answer-phone).