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.
Update June 2021
Teacher assessed grades have been sent to the Exam Boards and the next step, after the quality assurance processes, will be results days on Tuesday 10 August for A-Level and Thursday 12 August for GCSE. There will be an Autumn exam session in October/ November 2021 for students wishing to re-take their qualification to gain a higher grade. Information about specific examination dates and times can be found on the relevant Exam Board’s website.
Information on collecting results, appeals and resits can be found in the following documents.
- Information for Candidates: Results, Appeals, Certificates
- JCQ Appeals Guidance and Application Form
- Autumn 2021 Re-sit form
Update May 2021
The easy-to-use ‘Student guide to awarding: summer 2021’ – published by Ofqual – is written especially for students and parents. It explains how the grades will be allocated by teachers and the quality assurance that will be undertaken by the school and the Exam Boards. It also contains important advice on where students in England and their families can go for more information and support, including with mental health concerns.
The new guide also outlines how students can appeal if they believe a grade is wrong. For most qualifications, students will have the option of sitting exams this autumn to improve their summer grade. As soon as the consultation findings are released by Ofqual the school will draw up an appeals policy for you to refer to.
How GCSEs and A Levels will be awarded – summer 2021
U5 and U6 Assessment Plan Summer 2021
Assessments will be carried out in the normal timetabled rooms with the usual teachers and at normal times where possible. We have made the sessions a little longer to cater for students with extra time to complete up to an hour’s worth of assessment tasks.
Art lessons will carry on at their normal lesson times as students will be working on portfolios.
During assessment weeks, U6 and U5 with permissions can leave the school site and study from home when they have no assessments later that day. Timetabled lessons between assessment sessions will carry on in assessment weeks; students can either carry on with their own supervised quiet revision, or make use of their teacher.
U5 will have a slightly different Week A / Week B timetable to make the number of lessons in each subject better distributed.
|Preparation||INSET||20 April||21 April||22 April||23 April||A|
|Assessment||26 April||27 April||28 April||29 April||30 April||B|
|Preparation||Bank Holiday||4 May||5 May||6 May||7 May||A|
|Assessment||10 May||11 May||12 May||13 May||14 May||A|
|Preparation||17 May||18 May||19 May||20 May||21 May||B|
|Assessment||24 May||25 May||26 May||27 May||28 May||B|
|Half Term||Half Term||Half Term||Half Term||Half Term||Half Term||Half Term|
|Assessment||7 June||8 June||9 June||10 June||11 June||A|
U5 Assessment Weeks
|Chemistry / |
|Thursday||Physics / |
|Biology / |
|Friday||Food & Nutrition||Latin|
U6 Assessment Weeks
Everything you need to know for summer 2021
The Department of Education’s website has the latest information on the exams and information can also be found on the Awarding Bodies’ websites below:
A-level results day: Tuesday 10 August 2021
GCSE results day: Thursday 12 August 2021
Deadline for Appeals:
Centre Review- Priority (If your entry to university depends on the appeal): 16 August
Centre Review- Non-Priority: 3 September
Appeal to the Exam Board- Priority: 23 August
Appeal to the Exam Board- Non-Priority: 17 September
Deadline for entry Autumn Series:
A-Level 8 September
GCSE October 4
Certificates: Released to centres in late October/ early November. They will be given out during Prize Giving Dec 2021.