Information for candidates from the Examination Boards


Here are the answers to some FAQs by students and parents respectively:






The links below provide all the rules for external examinations, Controlled Assessment etc

Examination Policies

Complaints Policy

Exams Internal Appeals Policy


Guide to External Examinations


Malpractice and Maladministration Policy

JCQ Suspected Malpractice 2017 -2018

Reasonable Adjustments Policy

Access Arrangements & Reasonsable Adjustments 2017 – 2018


Exam Rules

JCQ Info for Candidates for Written Exams


JCQ Info for Candidates Controlled Assessment



Here is a document that helps you to understand the language of exam questions more clearly:

Glossary of Exam Terms

  • Plan the revision that needs to be done.
  • Don’t leave it too late to start.
  • Make sure that you have all your notes and work up to date.
  • Remember to cover all subjects.


  • Make sure that you know what will be examined.
  • Make sure you know what you will need for each exam.
  • Know where and when your exams are.
  • Understand the rules of your exams.
  • Arrive at school well before the exam.

Revision Timetable

  • Plan around the other things you do in your life.
  • Don’t leave revision to chance.
  • Create a timetable for revision.
  • Make a chart of your day.
  • Fit revision and other things you like to do into this chart.
  • Cover all subjects and stick to your chart.

Exam Room Technique

  • Read the instructions carefully.
  • Read right through the question paper.
  • Check instructions again: How many questions?   From which sections?
  • Do those questions you know most about first.