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Blackfen School for Girls

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Examinations Information

The 'Autumn series' of examinations

As was the case last year, Ofqual has confirmed that students who have received centre assessed grades in Summer 2021 “can take the corresponding GCSE, AS and A level exams in Autumn 2021. In addition, any student who was aged at least 16 on 31 August 2021 can take the GCSE English language and maths exams, as is usually the case.”

Please read the document in the list below called 'JCQ - Arrangements for GCSE, AS and A level exams in autumn 2021’. In summary, Ofqual has decided that:

• Exam boards will have to offer exams in all GCSE and A level subjects and AS exams in biology, chemistry, further maths, maths, and physics; exam boards will be able to offer AS exams in other subjects if they wish

• Exams will be in their normal format, with no adaptations made

• Grades will be determined by a student’s performance in an exam for all subjects, except for art and design qualifications.

The 'Autumn series' examination schedule runs as follows:  

AS and A-level examinations start on Monday 4th October and finish on Friday 22nd October.

GCSE examinations start on Monday 1st November and finish on Friday 3rd December.

We will upload the timetable for all subjects as soon as these dates are made available to schools. 


Updates about Summer 2022 examinations from Ofqual and the Department for Education (DfE)

This section of the website will be updated to provide parents, carers, and examination students with announcements regarding public examinations in Summer 2022.  

30.9.21 - The Education hub (DfE). Click on this link to read the announcement about how Summer 2022 examinations will be adapted and graded, as well as the dates on which results will be released to students. 

30.9.21 - The Ofqual blog (Gov.UK) Click on this link to read a message to examination students from Jo Saxton, Examinations Chief Regulator, headed Exams and Assessments 2022 – fairness and clarity. 

Internal school examinations

Year 13 Pre-Public Examinations: 8th - 19th November 2021. Please see PPE timetable in the document list below. 

Year 11 Pre-Public Examinations: 29th November - 10th December 2021. Please see PPE timetable in the document list below.