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“Students’ progress and well-being is monitored regularly.” Ofsted 2013


This academic year students from all years will be taking part in either internal or external examinations.

Exam Boards used for each subject - Years 9, 10, 11 - Please download PDF file attached

College Open Evenings 2016/2017 - Please download PDF file attached


The following equipment should be brought to every exam:

  • At least 2 black pens
  • 2 HB pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Ruler

For some exams you will also need the following:

  • Coloured pencils
  • Compasses
  • Protractor
  • Calculator
  • Set texts

Please remember

All items of equipment, pens, pencils, mathematical instruments, etc should be visible to the invigilators at all times.  You must either use a transparent pencil case or a clear plastic bag.

Pens should be either black ink or ballpoint.  No correction pens are allowed

For Mathematics and Science exams, students should make sure their calculators conform to the examination regulations.  If in doubt, check with your teacher.  Remove any covers or instructions and make sure batteries are new.

All items of exam stationary are available from the school finance office.

Please contact Jenny Murphy - Exams Officer


“Thank you so much for your hard work in getting my son through his D of E final expedition, and for giving him this opportunity.” Year 10 parent