Examination Information 2023-24

More specific dates of the exams for Key Stage 4 and 5 will be shown for 2023-24 once they become available.

Summer 2024 Examination Timetable
Date Start Time Length Hr:Min Board Component Code Component Title
Mon 20 May 09:05 02:15 AQA 8702/2 English Literature Paper 2
Tue 21 May 09:05 01:00 AQA 8668/WF German Writing Test Tier F
Tue 21 May 09:05 01:15 AQA 8668/WH German Writing Test Tier H
Tue 21 May 13:05 01:30 OCR J277/02 Comp Sci: Comp Thnk Algrthm Prgrm Wtn
Wed 22 May 09:05 01:45 AQA 8463/1H Physics Paper 1 Tier H
Wed 22 May 09:05 01:45 AQA 8463/1F Physics Paper 1 Tier F
Wed 22 May 09:05 01:15 AQA 8464/P/1H Combined Sci Trilogy Physics P1H
Wed 22 May 09:05 01:15 AQA 8464/P/1F Combined Sci Trilogy Physics P1F
Wed 22 May 09:05 02:00 EDEXL/GCSE 4SD0 1P Written Paper 1P
Thu 23 May 09:05 01:45 AQA 8700/1 English Language Paper 1
Thu 23 May 09:05 01:30 AQA 1350/2A Mathematical Studies Paper 2 Opt A
Thu 23 May 09:05 02:15 EDEXL/GCSE 4EA1 01 Written Paper 1
Thu 23 May 13:05 01:15 OCR R014/01 Engnrng: Prncpls Engnrng Mnfctre Wtn
Fri 24 May 09:05 01:00 AQA 8658/WF French Writing Test Tier F
Fri 24 May 09:05 01:15 AQA 8658/WH French Writing Test Tier H
Mon 03 Jun 09:05 01:30 AQA 8300/2F Mathematics Paper 2 Tier F
Mon 03 Jun 09:05 01:30 AQA 8300/2H Mathematics Paper 2 Tier H
Mon 03 Jun 09:05 02:00 EDEXL/GCSE 4MA1 2F Written Paper 2F
Tue 04 Jun 13:05 00:00 AQA 8145/2A/C History Paper 2A Option C
Tue 04 Jun 13:05 00:00 AQA 8145/2B/A History Paper 2B Option A
Tue 04 Jun 13:05 01:45 WJEC/GCE 4563UB0-1 Food Science & Nutr. Unit 1 External
Wed 05 Jun 09:05 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE 1GA0 02 The Human Environment
Wed 05 Jun 13:05 01:45 AQA 8132/2 Business Paper 2
Thu 06 Jun 09:05 01:45 AQA 8700/2 English Language Paper 2
Thu 06 Jun 09:05 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE 4EA1 02 Written Paper 2
Thu 06 Jun 13:30 01:30 NCFE Business 603/7004/X NCFE Business Paper 1
Fri 07 Jun 09:05 01:00 WJEC/GCSE C120U30-1 RS Route A Comp 3 Buddhism
Fri 07 Jun 13:05 01:45 AQA 8461/2H Biology Paper 2 Tier H
Fri 07 Jun 13:05 01:45 AQA 8461/2F Biology Paper 2 Tier F
Fri 07 Jun 13:05 01:15 AQA 8464/B/2H Combined Sci Trilogy Biology P2H
Fri 07 Jun 13:05 01:15 AQA 8464/B/2F Combined Sci Trilogy Biology P2F
Mon 10 Jun 09:05 01:30 AQA 8300/3F Mathematics Paper 3 Tier F
Mon 10 Jun 09:05 01:30 AQA 8300/3H Mathematics Paper 3 Tier H
Mon 10 Jun 13:05 01:30 OCR R093/01 Crtve Imedia: Imedia Media IND Wtn
Tue 11 Jun 09:05 01:45 AQA 8462/2H Chemistry Paper 2 Tier H
Tue 11 Jun 09:05 01:45 AQA 8462/2F Chemistry Paper 2 Tier F
Tue 11 Jun 09:05 01:15 AQA 8464/C/2H Combined Sci Trilogy Chemistry P2H
Tue 11 Jun 09:05 01:15 AQA 8464/C/2F Combined Sci Trilogy Chemistry P2F
Wed 12 Jun 09:05 01:30 AQA 8236/W Dance Written Paper
Fri 14 Jun 09:05 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE 1GA0 03 Geog.Investigations
Fri 14 Jun 13:05 01:45 AQA 8463/2H Physics Paper 2 Tier H
Fri 14 Jun 13:05 01:45 AQA 8463/2F Physics Paper 2 Tier F
Fri 14 Jun 13:05 01:15 AQA 8464/P/2H Combined Sci Trilogy Physics P2H
Fri 14 Jun 13:05 01:15 AQA 8464/P/2F Combined Sci Trilogy Physics P2F
Mon 17 Jun 13:05 01:15 WJEC/GCSE C660U30-1 Music Component 3 Appraising
Tue 18 Jun 09:05 02:00 AQA 8552/W Design and Technology Written Paper
Wed 19 Jun 09:05 01:45 AQA 8585/W Food Prep and Nutrition Written

GCSE, BTEC & Cambridge National grading:

GCSEs are graded using the new 9-1 numbered system. This was introduced in 2017 and replaced the lettered system as much of the GCSE courses were updated and changed. BTEC and Cambridge National courses didn’t undergo this change and so the Pass, Merit, Distinction awarding system is the only way these are graded (even when taken alongside GCSEs).

Old A*-G GCSE Grades (replaced in 2017) BTEC (Level 1/ Level 2) Cambridge national (Level1/2) New 9-1 GCSE Grades
Level 2 Distinction* 9
A* L2 D* 8
A L2 D Level 2 Distinction 7
B L2 M Level 2 Merit 6
5
C L2 P Level 2 Pass 4
D L1 D* Level 1 Distinction 3
F L1 D Level 1 Merit 2
G L1 M / L1 P Level 1 Pass 1
U U U U

Level 1 = L1

Level 2 = L2

U = Candidates who fail to reach the minimum standard will be unclassified.

Combined Science (Trilogy) grading
Students who take GCSE Combined Science study all three sciences and will cover roughly two thirds
of the content of the separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. If they take thecombined
science qualification, they’ll receive an award worth two GCSEs consisting of two equal or adjacent
grades from 9 to 1, giving 17 possible grade combinations – 9-9; 9-8; 8-8 through to 1-1.