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Cirencester Deer Park School

Cirencester Deer Park School


As an all ability comprehensive School we fundamentally believe that all pupils should be entered for national examinations in the courses they have followed up to the age of 16. The flexibility within our curriculum structure at Key Stage 4 enables pupils to follow appropriate courses and us to enter them for examinations at different times.

The school will bear the cost of all exam entries for courses which are being studied at the school (excluding music instrument and/or theory exams). The school reserves the right to pass the cost of exam entries to parents where the pupil has failed to undertake their studies towards the exam or fails to attend the exam without good reason.

Exam Timetables 

Pupils in Key Stage 4 who are entered for external exams will receive an individual timetable for their exams. If you have any questions about exam entries or the exam policies shown below, please contact


Important Information

We would like to make you aware of some important information regarding controlled assessments and examinations, and we encourage all parents/carers of Year 10 and Year 11 pupils to carefully study the documents linked below, to ensure that Candidates can achieve their very best.

The Information for Candidates Written Examinations and On-screen Tests (effective from 1 September 2023) and Warning to Candidates documents contain the rules for all pupils attending all external exams. These rules apply to all pupils in all external exams. We also expect all pupils to follow these rules for their Mock exams. The Non Examined Assessments explains how pupils should prepare any coursework, ensuring that they stay within the rules regarding assistance and plagiarism. The Internal Appeals Procedures explains the school's internal process in the event that a pupil or parent wishes to appeal against the procedures used in internal assessment of exam work.

Please make time to read these and discuss with your son/daughter. We expect all exam candidates to know and adhere strictly to the rules. The Exams Boards will routinely disqualify candidates who break the rules. We hope that such action will not be necessary.

Useful Links 

Exam Boards and Codes

For 2023/2024

Subject Codes Board
Art 8201 AQA
Biology 8461 AQA
Chemistry 8462 AQA
Combined Science 8464 AQA
Design & Tech 8552 AQA
Drama 8261 AQA
English Language and Literature 8700 / 8702 AQA
ELC English 5973 AQA
ELC Maths 5930 AQA
French 8658 AQA
German 8668 AQA
History 8145 AQA
Physical Education 8582 AQA
Physics 8463 AQA
Textiles 8204 AQA
Maths 1MA1 Pearson Edexcel
Music 1MU0 Pearson Edexcel
Statistics 1ST0 Pearson Edexcel
Additional Maths 6993 OCR
Child Development CAM NAT J809 OCR
Computer Systems and Programming J277 OCR
Creative iMedia CAM NAT J834 OCR
Enterprise & Marketing CAM NAT J837 OCR
Geography  J384 OCR
Food Prep and Nutrition C560P1 Eduqas
RP (Short Course) C125P4 Eduqas
RP (Full Course) C120P4 Eduqas
NCFE Music Tech V Cert Other

Exam Results

GCSE Results Day for Summer 2024 examinations is TBC. Information regarding collection of results on that day will be confirmed closer to the time; it is likely that the Class of 2024 will be invited to collect their results from 09:15 at the front of school.

Our Pupil Progress and Attainment Information can be found under Policies and Reports - see Reports. You can check our exam results and other Government school performance data on Performance Data.

Exams Statutory Documents:

Information for candidates.