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.

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.

DatesMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridayU5 Week
PreparationINSET20 April21 April22 April23 AprilA
Assessment26 April27 April28 April29 April30 AprilB
PreparationBank Holiday4 May5 May6 May7 MayA
Assessment10 May11 May12 May13 May14 MayA
Preparation17 May18 May19 May20 May21 MayB
Assessment24 May25 May26 May27 May28 MayB
Half TermHalf TermHalf TermHalf TermHalf TermHalf TermHalf Term
Assessment7 June8 June9 June10 June11 JuneA
U5 Week A / Week B timetable

U5 Assessment Weeks

08:45-
10:00
09:00-
10:15
10:20-
11:35
11:30-
12:45
13:40-
14:55
MondayEnglish LiteratureRS
German
Spanish
TuesdayClassical Civilisation
French
Computing
Chemistry /
Combined Science
WednesdayEnglish LanguageGeography
Drama
ThursdayPhysics /
Combined Science
Biology /
Combined Science
Maths
FridayFood & NutritionLatin
Music
History
L5 Assessment Weeks

U6 Assessment Weeks

09:00-
10:15
10:20-
11:35
11:35-
12:50
13:40-
14:55
MondayPhysics
RS
Psychology
PE
Spanish
ChemistryMathematics
(including Further
Mathematics students)
TuesdayFurther Mathematics
Drama
EnglishBiology
WednesdayFurther MathematicsBiologyEconomics
French
Geography
Textiles
ThursdayChemistryHistory
Business
Physics
RS
Psychology
PE
Spanish
FridayEconomics
French
Geography
Textiles
EnglishMathematics
(including Further
Mathematics students)

Everything you need to know for summer 2021

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/a-message-from-simon-lebus-chief-regulator-on-exams-in-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:

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:

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

A-level results day: Tuesday 10 August 2021

GCSE results day: Thursday 12 August 2021