Cheney School

Cheney School

Exam Information

mock/ internal exams

Internal/mock exams for GCSEs are held in December/January. Mock exams for Year 11s are taking place between 27 November and 5 December 2017. Click here for the timetable.  Students will receive their individual  timetables in advance of these exams.


GCSE and A-Level exams are held in June.

Exam Service request forms:

There is a re-sit opportunity for Maths and English Language GCSE in November - the deadline for November '17 is September 28 - key dates here

Exam entry deadlines are always several months before the actual exams:

June exams GCSE entry deadline in January
  A-Level entry deadline in January

Timetables are handed out to students with the date of their external/public exams only. For the summer exams a 'Statement of Entry' is also sent out, to show all units (including non-timetabled units) and subject awards for which a student is entered. This entry information needs to be checked carefully by students and parents/guardians.

At the beginning of Year 9, each student is assigned a four-digit Candidate Number (Exam Number), which will need to be written on every external exam paper and some coursework pieces. This number can be found on all individual external exam timetables and Statements of Entry - Please memorise this number.

Exam Clashes: If you appear to be scheduled for two or more exams in the same session (am or pm) this is known as a 'clash' . If you have a clash, please come to the exams office to make specific arrangements.

There are also coursework/practical exams/NEA called Controlled Assessments or Non-exam assessments in several subjects. Dates for these exams are set by teachers during the academic year and communicated to students in lessons.


BTEC and Nationals courses are assessed through a combination of internal assessment and externally assessed components. All dates will appear on your student timetable, internal assessment deadlines are set by the teachers.

Externally assessed units can be retaken in January and June

Please see below for relevant entry and fees information.


Exam Series

Entry Deadline

Unit Fee

Results Day

January 2018

18 October 2017



June 2018

19 January 2018



Entry form here

Examination Boards

We use four main Examination Boards (also called Awarding Bodies) - AQA, Pearson, OCR and WJEC. All the Exam Boards have websites where students and parents can find further information.

Please see below for the Exam Board and course code used at Cheney School


Certificates are issued when a GCSE/A-Level/BTEC/National course has been completed in full. Certificates are not issued where a 'U' grade is awarded. Each Awarding Body issues their own certificates once all enquiries about results have been completed, which is usually a couple of months after the results day. We are only legally obliged to hold these certificates for 12 months - the school will arrange collection with each pupil.

Certificates for exams taken in the summer of 2017 are now available for collection. See Certificate Collection Letter for 2017 Leavers

If certificates are lost then it is the students' responsibility to request replacement documents directly from the Awarding Body. There is a charge of approximately £40 per certificate.

Certificates collected by candidates cannot be replaced by the school. It is the student’s responsibility to request replacement documents directly from the Awarding Body. There is a charge of approximately £40 per certificate. You may find useful information here on how to request replacement certificates here  or click below ‘AQA Exam Records’. 

Exam Access Arrangements

Some students may require additional support when taking their exams. For further information on the support systems in place to help students, click here and scroll to the bottom of this page.


Exam results are released throughout the year following each exam series:

June exams- results days in August, collection from the Library:

  • A-Level - 16 August 2018 August
  • GCSE: 23 August 2018 from 9:30am

Check back here for results day arrangements nearer the time. 

If you are away from Oxford on results day, click here to find out how to get your results.

Enquiries About Results (EAR)

When results are released the Exam Boards allow a few weeks for students or teacher to make 'Enquiries About Results', these include requesting scripts back or a review of marking, for example. These Post Results Services incur a charge which students usually have to cover. All requests must be submitted through the Exams Office at Cheney School.

Please see Post Results Service FormTable of Fees for A-Level EnquiriesTable of Fees for GCSE Enquiries for June 17 exams. These will be updated for next year.