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Summer 2021 - Provisional GCSE Timetable - 14 May - 22 June 2021

Personalised timetables will be given out to students after the February half-term. EXAM CLASH - Details will be given Students at this time of how these exam sessions will be run and what they can expect.

  • Year 11 November PPEs - 12 - 24 November 2020 - to follow shortly
  • Year 11 March PPEs - March 2021 - timetable to be confirmed
  • Year 10 June PPEs - June 2021 - timetable to be confirmed


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GCSE Results day - 26 August 2021

Any results not collected from the school by 12 noon will be posted, first class, to your home address - you should ensure the school has your correct address before school closes for summer on Thursday 16 July 2021.  If you are unable to collect your results you may:

  • ask for your results to be given to email to you; or 
  • request that an adult relative collects your results on your behalf (identification must be shown when collecting the results).

Please provide a letter to, Miss Blakey - Examinations officer, signed by the student before the end of term advising the method you would like to receive your results.


GCSE Contingency day - 29 June 2021 - all year 11 students need to be available for this day

It is a requirement of the Joint Council for Qualifications that all students being entered for exams in Summer 2021 are available until Tuesday 29 June 2021.  Please see guidance given below from the JCQ which provides an explanation on how this day might be used and its purpose.

Contingency day, June 2021 examination series

How might the contingency day be used in the June 2021 examination series? In the highly unlikely event that there is national disruption to a day of examinations in summer 2021, the awarding bodies will liaise with the qualification regulators and the DfE to agree the most appropriate option for managing the impact. As a last resort the affected examinations will be rescheduled. Although every effort would be taken to keep the impact to a minimum, it is possible that there could be more than one timetable date affected following the disruption, up to and including the contingency day on 29 June 2021. Centres will be alerted if it was agreed to reschedule the examinations and the affected candidates will be expected to make themselves available in such circumstances. Where candidates choose not to be available for the rescheduled examination(s) for reasons other than those traditionally covered by special consideration, they will not be eligible for enhanced grading arrangements. Centres must therefore ensure candidates and parents are aware of this contingency arrangement so that they may take it into account when making their plans for the summer. However, the awarding bodies will not insist upon candidates being available throughout the entire timetable period as a matter of course. The contingency day will become a standard feature of subsequent examination timetables.



All external/internal examinations are conducted according to the procedures set out by the Awarding Bodies and the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). Please familiarise yourself with the following JCQ regulations & St Thomas More School policies:

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