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GCSE Summer 2023


GCSEs Summer 2023 - Monday 15th May to Contingency Day Wednesday 28th June 2023

Summer 2023 exams start on Monday 15th May 2023 to the Contingency day of  28th June 2023 which has been reserved in the event of a national or significant local disruption to examinations in the UK.

Summer 2023 Exam Timetable

The exam timetable for Summer 2023 can be found in the Related Files Menu.

Related Files Menu

Documents in the Related Files menu will provide students with information and support in successfully preparing for their GCSE exams in Summer 2023. Please remember to check this page regularly for new updates and information.

Links to important information in respect of exams

Instructions for Candidates – Video link

The Exams Office has produced a video informing students of the rules and regulations they MUST follow in all exams:


JCQ Notices for Students

All students must read the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) Information and Notices for candidates produced each year which give details of the regulations that candidates MUST comply with during their formal exams. The link to the JCQ website is:


The documents are also located in the right-hand Related Files menu:

JCQ No Unauthorised Items poster

JCQ Warning to Candidates poster

JCQ Information for Candidates: Privacy Notice

JCQ Information for Candidates: For Written Examinations

JCQ Information for Candidates: Non-Examination Assessments

JCQ Information for Candidates: Using Social Media and Examinations/Assessments

JCQ Preparing to sit your Examinations checklist

Exam board website links:

AQA:    https://www.aqa.org.uk/student-and-parent-support

OCR:    https://www.ocr.org.uk/students/

Pearson/Edexcel: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/campaigns/summer-2021-support/support-for-students-parents-and-carers.html

WJEC: https://www.wjec.co.uk/home/student-support/

Ofqual Website

Ofqual provides updates on arrangements for examinations and assessment, the link to the Ofqual website is:



The school will communicate important exams information with students and parents via email through Edulink – pupils must remember to check their school e-mail accounts regularly for exams updates. This will be very important should the school have to close for any reason. Please ensure that the school has up-to-date e-mail address details for parents / carers and that students know their school e-mail address

Ofqual Letter to Students

In December 2022, Ofqual published a letter to students with information on taking their exams in Summer 2023 which can be found:


Internal Appeals Procedures

The Internal Appeals Procedures document in respect of NEAs is in the Related Files Menu.

Please do not hesitate to contact either Ms Poole or Mrs Adams if you have any queries or questions in respect of exams.




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