Exams and revision

Ofqual ‘Student guide to awarding summer 2021’

Today, Ofqual has published a ‘Student guide to awarding’ which outlines the arrangements in place for awarding grades this summer 2021.  It also provides some useful links to places you can go to for additional information.  The information in the guide reinforces many of the messages that have already been shared with students over the past 2 months in assemblies and letters and by their subject teachers.  Click the link below to access the guide; all Year 11 and year 13 students have also had a copy emailed to their school email account.

Ofqual Student Guide to awarding in Summer 2021

Exams Update May 2021 – Awarding Grades

TTCT Awarding Grades 2021 Policy – Swanwick Hall School

Exams Update – Information for Y11 & Y13 students

Please find below a link to a short video PowerPoint presentation which provides a brief update on how your grades will be awarded this summer and what the plans are for the next 10 weeks of your education.  This will be followed up with a more detailed letter to you and your parents/carers next week.


Letter to Parents regarding grading March 2021


Exam Board Information

Information for candidates

Swanwick Hall School understands that taking exams can be a stressful period for students and parents/carers. It is important that everyone involved in this process is as informed as possible regarding the expectations of the exam boards. The information on this page is intended to inform you about examination rules and procedures. These documents will provide clear guidance from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). It is strongly advised that students and parents read them carefully to ensure that students are not in breach of regulations.

If you require further support, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Perry the school’s Examinations Officer.

Information for candidates – onscreen tests

Information for candidates – written exams

Information for candidates – Privacy Notice

Information for candidates – non examination assessments

Information for candidates – coursework assessments

JCQ Social Media

Exam room posters



JCQ Mobile Phone Video

Students are asked to watch this video prior to sitting any exams. It is important to understand that being in possession of a mobile phone, or any other electronic device, during an exam is likely to be classed as malpractice. The exam boards take cases of suspected malpractice very seriously and the probable outcome is disqualification from the exam meaning students will receive zero marks.

The school advises students to leave their mobile phones at home on exam days.


Swanwick Hall School has an ‘Internal Assessment & Appeals Policy’ covering all internally completed assessments. This policy is available by request from the Exams Officer, Mrs K Perry: kpr@swanwickhall.derbyshire.sch.uk

Post Results Services

The exam boards offer various post-results services including: a clerical check, review of marking  and access to scripts. Services are available to all students. For all requests, fee information and deadlines, please contact the Exams Officer, Mrs K Perry: kpr@swanwickhall.derbyshire.sch.uk.

Past Papers

Completing past exam papers is a good way to practice what you’ve learnt so far and to highlight any areas where you may need to make improvements.

The most recent past papers can be accessed by clicking the links below:

AQA – http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes

Edexcel – http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/demo/en/support/support-topics/exams/past-papers.html

OCR – http://www.ocr.org.uk/i-want-to/download-past-papers/

WJEC – http://www.wjec.co.uk/students/past-papers/

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