Academic Calendar and Events

Exams 
Exams and assessments are conducted throughout the academic year. 

Main Exams 
Main exams are conducted in January, May/June for BTEC and Cambridge Technicals and May and June for A level subjects.

The links to all exam boards and their current (provisional) timetables for exams and non – exam assessments are below:

Please be aware these are provisional and are subject to change. 
Pearson/EdExcel - Dates and Timetable
Cambridge Technicals - Dates and Timetable 

Once students have been entered into their exams, a timetable detailing the subject, paper entered into and also exam time and date will be issued. 

Non-exam Assessments 
The dates for non-exam assessments are dependent on the course. There could be a specific ‘exam window’ for example 3/5/21 – 7/5/21 or there may be a longer period to undertake assessments. Teachers will keep you informed of the key dates relevant to your subject.

Mocks 
Mock exams take place in both November and March each academic year. (This is subject to change) 

JCQ Information and Links (from the JCQ website)
There has been a lot of changes within education in the current pandemic, which understandably can cause stress and confusion.

I have attached some links to JCQ which may be of use regarding the Summer 2021 examination series. These are all correct as at 26th January 2021 and could be subject to change.

Information for Candidates
This is a really useful link for students to gauge what is expected of them and also details the processes.

This link covers the following:

Coursework – 2020-2021

Non-examination assessments – 2020-2021

On-screen tests – 2020-2021

Privacy Notice

Social Media

Written exams 2020-2021
JCQ current news releases – This link will keep you updated in the current situation.

Calendared Events


October
BMAT External Examination - https://www.admissionstesting.org/for-test-takers/bmat/
Medic Mentor Programmehttps://medicmentor.co.uk/

November
GCSE Maths Resit External Examinations - https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/key-dates.html
GCSE English Resit External Examinationshttps://www.wjec.co.uk/home/administration/key-dates-and-timetables/#tab_0
Year 12 & Year 13 Maths Challengehttps://www.ukmt.org.uk/
Future Teacher Programme launched - OIEhttps://oie.outwood.com/
Med Success Programmehttps://www.medsuccess.co.uk/
Widening Access to Medical Schoolhttps://www.wanttobeadoctor.co.uk/
Nuffield Research Programmehttps://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/students-teachers/nuffield-research-placements

December
Access Ed Programmehttps://www.access-ed.ngo/research-based-curricula
MOOCShttps://www.mooc.org/

January
External Examination SeasonAQA Exam Boardhttps://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/dates-and-timetables/searchOCR Exam Boardhttps://www.ocr.org.uk/administration/general-qualifications/preparation/key-dates-and-timetables/Pearson Edexcel Exam Board https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/key-dates.htmlWJEC Exam Boardhttps://www.wjec.co.uk/home/administration/key-dates-and-timetables/#tab_0

February
National Apprenticeship Week - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/build-the-future-announced-as-theme-for-national-apprenticeship-week-2021
UK Careers Fair - East Midlandshttps://www.ukcareersfair.com/

March
National Careers Weekhttps://nationalcareersweek.com/
What Next / What Career? - Virtual Eventhttps://www.whatcareerlive.co.uk/virtual-march-2021

June
UCAS Higher Education Exhibition - Sheffield https://www.ucas.com/ucas/events-exhibitions