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.

It is important that the strict rules for the conduct of all external examinations are followed by each student and that both parents and students have information about the policies and procedures that are in place surrounding these examinations. JCQ, the Body that governs exam policy and procedure, issues information and guidance each year for students, which should be read carefully. The Examinations Officer will discuss the rules and what happens if they are broken in a dedicated assembly, but all relevant information is contained here for your information.  Students will also receive a booklet outlining key exam information.

Exams Update: 12 June 2020

As you may be aware, grades for this coming summer will be awarded by the teaching staff within school. There has been an immense amount of work going on behind the scenes to collate and produce these ‘centre assessed grades’. The exam boards will be looking at the prior attainment of the school coupled with the prior attainment of each student and matching this against comparative data nationally. The school been asked to produce very detailed data sheets on each student for each subject to back up their final grades and the teachers have worked tirelessly to get this accurate and fair. The centre assessed grades have now been uploaded onto the exam board’s secure areas and the Headmistress has signed them off this week. We have no choice but to keep these grades utterly confidential otherwise they will be compromised and not accepted by the exam boards.

From this point each exam board will review the grades against other data that they hold for both the school and nationally and reserve the right to moderate the centre assessed grades that we have put forward. We will have no control over this process and won’t know any more until the results are published on the normal results day in August. This will be August 13th for the A levels and August 20th for the GCSEs.  On this day the Headmistress and the senior team and many other staff will be present to support and look after any students should they need it.

Should the students be unable to collect their results on the release date they will be posted out to the address we hold on the school’s data base. If they would like the results to be emailed please contact Mrs Lewis, giving  permission (donnalewis@maynard.co.uk) or complete and return the form found on this page titled: Permission For A Third party Collection of Exam Results/ Results Being Emailed. This form can also be used if they wish parents or a third party to collect the results on their behalf.  The Results will not be released to anybody other than the student without the aforementioned form or written permission.  If the student would like their results posted to an alternative address please again inform Mrs Lewis. 

Each exam board is also providing papers for an autumn exam series where students can opt to take the exam themselves if they are not happy with their final grade and these are likely to take place sometime during October and November 2020. If any students decided to take the autumn series, the teachers would do their utmost to help and tutor anyone leading up to this should it be needed.


The Department of Education’s website has the latest information on the exams 2020 and information can also be found on the Awarding Bodies’ websites below:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/coronavirus-updates

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/campaigns/united-kingdom-covid-19-coronavirus-update.html

https://www.ocr.org.uk/news/coronavirus-advice/

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/about-us/latest-news/coronavirus-centre-guidance


KEY DATES:

Dates of A-Level & GCSE grades release tbc
Dates of the exam session when schools resume (Possibly September) tbc