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.

Beaumont School’s Centre Number is 17511, for use in completing examination forms.

The Chief Regulator of Ofqual, Jo Saxton, has written an open letter to candidates entered for external examinations in Summer 2022. You can view the letter here.

An Instagram post from Ofqual on the Summer 2022 exam grading can be viewed here.

Internal Examinations: 2021 – 2022

Year 11 Mock Exams will take place from 10th to 25th November 2021. The timetable can be downloaded here. Students will receive their personalised timetables, including details of any exam clashes, after Half Term.

Students are advised to familiarise themselves with the requirements for written public examinations here.

Year 13 Mock Exams will take place from 10th to 19th January 2022. The timetable can be downloaded here. Students will receive their personalised timetables, including details of any exam clashes, via their school email accounts.

Year 12 students take Threshold Exams in the second half of the Summer Term, from 6 to 17 June 2022. The timetable can be downloaded here. Students will receive their personalised timetables, including details of any exam clashes, via their school email accounts.

Please note, any students studying at Consortium schools should be aware that mock examinations may take place at alternative times, and should check with their relevant subject teachers.

End of Year Exams for Years 7 to 10 will take place from 6th to 10th June 2022.

A useful Revision Booklet, written by members of the Beaumont Teaching & Learning Team can be downloaded here.

A revision “micro-site” to help students in Years 7 – 10 prepare for their end of year exams can be found here.

External Examinations: 2021 – 2022

The Examinations Handbook for Candidates: 2022 can be downloaded here.

A one-page guide for parents/carers and students which summarises JCQ’s ‘package of support’ for this year’s examinations can be downloaded here.

Parents and students may wish to visit the DofE’s “Be Exam Smart” website for information and ‘guidance to help students avoid making mistakes which could lose them marks or lead to disqualification from an exam’.

Government advice for candidates taking exams under living with Covid measures can be found here.

Summer 2022 Series

Examinations are taking place from Monday 16th May until Tuesday 28th June (excluding Half Term which is from 30th May to 3rd June).

A timetable for all external exams can be downloaded here.

A version of the exams timetable in MS Excel (for editing by qualification, &c) can be downloaded here.

Candidates will also receive individual timetables, with details of exam venues.

Awarding bodies have designated Wednesday 29th June 2022 as a Contingency Day for examinations. All students need to be available on this date should sustained national or local disruption arise during the summer examination series.

The DfE has published information to candidates about how the Summer 2022 examination series will be adapted to take into account the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The guidance can be read here.

On February 7th, the Exam Boards released Advance Information for candidates for the 2022 Summer Series of examinations, which can be read below:

JCQ has published General Guidance for students as well as a FAQs document.

University Admissions Testing – Summer 2022

STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper) is a Mathematics examination used by some universities as part of the application process. Forms can be collected from the Exams Office. The registration deadline is 28th April 2022.

Each test consists of a 3 hour, paper based examination. Candidates are usually required to sit either one or two of the examinations, depending on the requirements of the universities you have applied to.

STEP Dates:

9th June (morning):       STEP Paper 2

20th June (morning):     STEP Paper 3

[ STEP Paper 1 was discontinued in 2021]

18th August 2022 (9.00am):               Results Released

15th August (5.00pm):                        Last Date for Results Enquiries

For further information please refer to the Admissions Testing website:

https://www.admissionstesting.org/for-test-takers/step/about-step/

JCQ Notices to Candidates

Students should familiarise themselves with the following information for candidates documents published by the JCQ, and be fully aware of the expectations during examinations and assessments.

Coursework Assessments 2021-2022

Non-Exam Assessments 2021-2022

On-Screen Examinations 2021-2022

Written Examinations 2021-2022

Social Media 2021-2022

Privacy Notice 2021-2022

Unauthorised Items Poster 2021-2022

Warning to Candidates 2021-2022

Reviews of Centre Marks

Candidates may request a review of the centre’s marking of non-examination units in GCSE, GCE and Project qualifications (including coursework and controlled assessment). Candidates considering this option should discuss their results with the relevant teacher and/or Head of Department and may request copies of materials to assist them in making a decision.

Requests for reviews must be made to the Exams Officer, using the form which can be downloaded here. There is a charge of £30 per review to cover staffing and administrative costs.

Please ensure that individual components (papers or units) are clearly identified and listed separately on the paperwork submitted.

Please be aware that reviews can lead to marks going down as well as up.

The deadline for a candidate to request a Review of Centre Marks is Thursday 28th April.

Special Consideration

Special Consideration is a post-examination adjustment to a candidate’s mark or grade to reflect temporary illness, temporary injury or some other event outside of the candidate’s control at the time of the assessment, which has had, or is reasonably likely to have had, a material effect on a candidate’s ability to take an assessment or demonstrate his or her normal level of attainment in an assessment.

You can download a copy of the JCQ document, A Guide to the Special Consideration Process 2021-2022 here.

Please notify the Examinations Officer, on the day of the examination, if you feel that an application for Special Consideration should be considered for submission.

Results Days: Summer 2022

GCE AS and A Level results will be issued from 8.00am on 18th August

GCSE (all other subjects) results will be issued from 9.00am on 25th August

Post-Result Services

Please note that school documentation for Post-Result Services is issued with results on Results Days and also available for each series below, and from the Exams Office during stated times. If you do not use the correct form for an exam service request it may not be possible for it to be processed due to a lack of the correct information.

Completed forms, with payment, should be returned to the Exams Office or by email (exams@beaumont.school).

Please note that Post-Result Services are subject to deadlines set by the exam boards and are, therefore, not negotiable.

Autumn 2021 Post-Result Services information:

A copy of the Post-Results Services offered can be downloaded here. Please note that the fees quoted may be subject to change by the Exam Boards.

An editable copy of the Post-Results Service Candidate Consent Form for the Autumn 2021 series of examinations can be downloaded here.

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