Calday

Examinations

This section of the website includes details of the most recent public examination results, examination timetables, as well as showing the performance by Calday Grange Grammar School students in public examinations.  There is also a section of guidance in which examination policies and advice booklets can be found.

DfE/Ofqual Joint Consultation

The DfE and Ofqual have launched their joint consultation ‘How GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021’. You can find the document by following the link: Click here

 

Guidance

Calday Grange Grammar School is a large examination centre. Our students sit a wide range of public examinations from various public examinations boards.  In addition to this, students can also sit specific university entrance examinations and STEP papers.

Examinations are usually conducted in the school hall and gymnasium.  The main examination period usually runs from early May until late June, with results days being the last two weeks in August each year. Results days are usually in the last two weeks of August each year. As well as running and organising public examinations, the team in the Examinations Office are responsible for the construction and running of internal examination timetables. 

In this section you will find useful links to public and school examinations policies.  Also included are published letters to parents concerning the school’s arrangements for examinations, as well as any other useful information regarding public and internal examinations. 

Links to Timetables and to Examination Policies can be found at the top of the page along with information about Examination Performance and Results.

Key Information

The Public Examinations Handbook is a useful document for parents and candidates regarding examinations and can normally answer any queries which you may have about the public examinations. This is issued as a yellow hard copy to students in October/November for the following summer series.

In the May before their public examinations, candidates are also given an examination briefing reminding them of the arrangements for the exams. A copy of the slides will be made available here.

Public Examinations Handbook Summer 2022 (added 01.12.2021)

Key Dates - 2021/22

  • Applications for A-Level resit examinations must be submitted to the Examinations Office in early January. Please contact the Examinations Office for further information.

  • Under normal circumstances, statements of entry are issued to candidates in January and individual examination timetables are issued to candidates in March.

  • Results for the May/June 2022 examinations will be published in August, it is recommended that candidates do not book any holidays over the results days (dates TBC)

  • Please click here to see the results section for information about the collection of results and enquiries about results

Key Contacts

  • Mrs J Brown, Data, Examinations and SIMS Manager

  • Mrs L Evans, Examinations Officer

  • Miss E Nolan, Examinations Administrator

 

For enquiries email us at examsinbox@calday.co.uk

 

Timetables

In this section you will find the current timetables for public and internal school examinations.  Prior to each examination season all candidates are issued with their statement of entry which confirms which examinations they have been entered for, an individual examination timetable and their candidate number. All examination clashes are resolved by the Examinations Office when the individual timetables are issued, this is normally around March for the May/June season.

For external examinations, examination board timetables are published in advance of individual and school timetables and can be used for reference until the publication of the school examination timetables. The links to the webpages can be found by clicking on the relevant examination board: AQAOCREdexcel (Pearson) and WJEC. Please note that you will need the correct unit code for the examination in order to find the examination date.

Year 11 Internal Examinations

The Year 11 internal examinations will take place between Thursday 25th November - Thursday 9th December. The examination timetable is below. 

Year 11 Internal Examinations Timetable & Information (Updated 12.11.2021) Examinations rooms have now been added.

 

Policies

Public Examinations

Qualifications such as GCSE and GCEs are assessed and marked by examination boards that are the awarding bodies for these qualifications. The main examination boards currently used by the school are AQAOCREdexcel (Pearson) and WJEC. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) works on behalf of these examination boards to set common regulations and instructions for schools that enter candidates for general qualifications. The school also now takes some examinations using Cambridge Assessment International Education.

All candidates must observe the rules and regulations for assessments, including written examinations, coursework and NEAs. Information for candidates can be found on the JCQ webpages, and are also included in the school's Student Assessment Handbook below. The handbook also addresses a number of common questions about GCSEs and A Levels at Calday and should be read carefully:

The JCQ webpages also include information on Access Arrangements, Special Consideration and Reasonable Adjustments, for more information on these please click here.

School Policy Documents

The school policies are designed to promote quality, consistency, accuracy and fairness in assessment and awarding. In all cases, the final awarding decisions are taken by the Awarding Organisations: AQA; OCR; Edexcel; WJEC and others. This document covers the schools’ policy in dealing with the Awarding Organisations, the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), internal departments, officers of the school and any other parties involved in awarding matters.

Coursework, Controlled Assessments and Non-Examination Assessments

Some subjects involve elements of coursework, controlled assessments and non-examination assessments many of which are completed prior to the main examinations in May/June. More information about the subjects can be found by clicking here to view the subject-specific sections of the web pages.

Regulations and guidance on completing these assessments are issued to students in the Student Assessment Handbook.

 

Results 

This section contains information for parents and candidates about results release days and further details including each examination level broken down by subject for our most recent public examination results.  We are very proud of these fantastic results; all of which represent a great deal of hard work and determination from our students, staff and parents.

Further information

For additional information about results, please visit the JCQ or exam board websites:

JCQ https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/post-results-services

Edexcel https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/results-certification/post-results-services/post-results-services-information-for-students.html

OCR https://www.ocr.org.uk/administration/stage-5-post-results-services/

AQA https://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/after-results/post-results

WJEC https://www.wjec.co.uk/home/administration/results-and-grade-boundaries/#tab_1

 

Performance

 

GCSE Results 2021

  • 99.3% of all GCSE entries were at grade 4 and above

  • The percentage of entries achieving grade 9 was 14.3% & grades 7-9 was 59.9%

The school also boasts an excellent set of E-Baccalaureate results, with 87.2% of students attaining grades 9 – 4 in the E-bacc subjects. Progress at the school as measured by Progress 8 was 1.44, meaning that on average students almost achieved 1 1/2 grade higher than is expected, compared to their peers nationally.

 

A Level Results 2021

Results at A Level continue to build on previous years’ results.

  • 99.6% of students gained A*-E grades

  • 45.2% of students gained A*/A grades

  • 28.6% of all students gained A* - B grades

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