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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 11 Formal Assessments 1: Monday 22 March to Thursday 1 April 2021
Year 11 Formal Assessments 2: Monday 10 to Friday 21 May 2021.
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 Onscreen Tests (effective from 1 September 2020) 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 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.
Exam Boards and Codes
For Exams in Summer 2020
|Design & Tech||8552||AQA|
|English Language and Literature||8700 / 8702||AQA|
|Child Development CAM NAT||J818||OCR|
|Computer Systems and Programming||J276||OCR|
|Creative iMedia CAM NAT||J817||OCR|
|Design Built Environment||601/0426/0||Eduqas|
|Food Prep and Nutrition||C560P1||Eduqas|
|NCFE Music Tech||V Cert||Other|
Currently (November 2020), the GCSE Results Day for Summer 2021 examinations is Friday 27 August 2021.
Our Pupil Progress and Attainment Information can be found under Policies and Reports - see Reports. The Cirencester Deer Park School Performance Data is published on the Government schools performance tables website.
Please note, the Government has announced that it will not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020.
Exams Statutory Documents:
Information for candidates.