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Blackfen School for Girls

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Examinations Information


Please see below a leaflet from Ofqual (20.8.20 - Student Guide to post-16 qualifications results Summer 2020) which explains the special arrangements for this year's examination results.


Students and parents may also wish to refer to updated Ofqual information (26.8.20) on the appeals process for Summer 2020 examination results. Please click on the link to access this information.


The autumn series

“The Government considers that students who do not feel their calculated grade reflects their ability should be afforded an opportunity to sit an exam at the earliest reasonable opportunity." (CONSULTATION DECISIONS An additional GCSE, AS and A level exam series in autumn 2020 - Proposals for an additional exam series in autumn 2020 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic). 

This means that there will be a full series of A-level, AS and GCSE examinations in all subjects available in the autumn term of 2020. The ‘autumn series’ is available for students for who wish to improve their centre assessed grades by taking an actual examination. Students can choose the examination subjects that they wish to take. The examination timetable will run as follows:   

GCE AS and A-level examinations start on Monday 5th October and finish on Friday 23rd October.

GCSE examinations start on Monday 2nd November and finish on Monday 23rd November.

Registration for the autumn series examinations

The deadline dates for examination registration are:

GCE AS & A-level: 9.00 am on 4th September 2020

GCSE (except English Language and Mathematics): 9.00 am on 18th September 2020

GCSE English Language and Mathematics: 9.00am on 4th October 2020

Registration for examinations in the autumn series is via email to by the deadline date stating your full name, examination candidate number and the examination which you want to take, for example:

Jane Brown 7168 GCSE History

David Green 7906 A-level Psychology

Students will receive an email confirming they have been entered for the examinations requested. Individual examination timetables will be issued to students in September. Please contact the Examinations Officers, via the same email address, should you have further queries. 


The Department for Education has updated its guidance on the special arrangements for Summer 2020 examinations to include information on the arrangements for the autumn series of GCSEs, AS and A levels, as well as proposals for Summer 2021 examinations. Please click on the link to access this information.