Examination Information

Examinations are an important part of school life throughout a student’s time at The Maynard. This may take the form of external A-level or GCSE examinations or internal end-of-year assessments.

Podcast: Helping Students Prepare for Exams


Summer Exam Session 2024:

U5 Study Leave: Friday 3 May 2024

U6 Study Leave: Wednesday 8 May 2024

GCSE exams begin: Wednesday 8 May 2024

A-Level exams begin: Tuesday May 14 2024

GCSE exams end: 19 June 2024

A-Level exams end: 21 June 2024

*Contingency afternoons & days are 6,13 & 26 June 2024. All students must be available from the first day of the exam session May 8 2024 until the end of the final contingency day on 26 June 2024. These contingency days are designed to be used in the event of national or significant local disruption to examinations.

Results days Summer 2024:

A-Level 15 August 2024

GCSE 22 August 2024

Certificates arrive in school in November

*Exam fees

Students taking GCSE and A-Level exams will have the fees for their examinations added to the summer term fee note .

The average cost of a package of exams, for both GCSE & A-Level is approximately £450, although this can vary depending on the number and type of examinations being taken.

Ofqual Student Guide for Exams

This guide provides you with information about this year’s arrangements for qualifications regulated by Ofqual. It also explains what support is in place when taking exams and assessments. Ofqual regulates around 230 awarding organisations to develop, deliver and award qualifications in England. This means we set rules that awarding organisations must follow. We focus on making sure the qualifications system is fair, so that students, parents, teachers and others can be confident in results. Ofqual is responsible for making sure that qualifications and assessments meet high standards. We monitor exam boards and awarding organisations and make sure that qualifications do what students, higher education institutions and employers need them to do.

Please do not hesitate to contact the School Office if you would like a copy of our exam policies.