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.

January 18 2021

On Friday 15 January, the DfE and Ofqual jointly launched consultations on:

GCSE, AS and A level grade awarding in summer 2021

The DfE/Ofqual have confirmed that:
“This consultation is open to anyone who wants to respond but will be of most interest to students who had been expecting to take their GCSE, AS or A level exams this summer, their parents and carers, their teachers, school and college leaders, exams officers and those who use the qualifications to make selection decisions, such as further and higher education institutions and employers.”

The consultation will be open for two weeks starting on Friday 15 January and ending on Friday 29 January.

January 11 2021

I’m sure you’ll have heard the announcement that it won’t be possible for all exams to go ahead as normal this summer – and that the Government will work with Ofqual and exam boards on alternative arrangements.

The exam boards will be working closely with government and regulators over the next few months to ensure that students studying for A-level and GCSE qualifications will receive the grades they deserve. As soon as we have more details, the Head will be in contact & details will be posted on this page.

A message from Simon Lebus, Chief Regulator, on exams in 2021

We know that this is a difficult time for students, their parents and carers, teachers and trainers. Our message to students is this: please continue to engage as fully as you can in your education. That will be online for the majority of students, or face-to-face for those students still going in to their school, college or training provider. This will put you in the best position, whatever arrangements are made for your qualifications. It’s important that teachers and students can focus on the knowledge and skills needed to equip students to progress to the next stage, whatever form that might take – whether to college, an apprenticeship, university or employment.


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:






*Please be aware that dates may be changed due to the on-going situation with Coronavirus.

A-level results day: Tuesday 24 August 2021

GCSE results day: Friday 27 August 2021