Exam information

Important information for candidates

Students will sit their PPE (Pre-Public Examinations) and their final exams in our exam spaces.

Exam Syllabi

Exam Syllabi lists the awarding body for each exam and the specification code information for KS4 (Y10 and Y11) and KS5 (6th Form) subjects studies at Helsby High School.

Regulations for taking assessments and exams are overseen by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). Click on the following links for more information about regulations, responsibilities and the effect of behaviour during the exam period;

Exam Information

Exam Syllabi lists the awarding body for each exam and the specification code information for KS4 (Y10 and Y11) and KS5 (6th Form) subjects studies at Helsby High School.
Exam Syllabi 2023-2024

Exam timetables will be posted here when available.

Individual timetables, and where possible, seating plans will also be issued to all students in advance of taking exams.

General external examination timetables can be found on the awarding body websites; AQA, Pearson, OCR and EDUQAS.

Please note that the exam boards have designated Wednesday 29th June 2022 as the Exam Contingency day. All candidates sitting exams in summer 2022 need to be available on this day in case it has to be used.

Summer 2022 results will be published on the dates shown below:

KS5 (Year 13) – Thursday 17th August 2023

KS4 (Year 11) – Thursday 24th August 2023

More information about the arrangements for collecting results will be provided to students and parents nearer the time.

Any exam results that are released at other points in the year will either be given to students in class or emailed to them.

Please refer to the Awarding Body websites for information regarding Grade Boundaries. There are links to pages for students and grade boundaries from each website.

Guide to Post Results Services gives details of the options available to you if you are unhappy with your results. If you wish to use a post results service please complete the Post Results Services Application Form  Post Results Services Application Form and return it to the exams office along with the correct fee for the service: Exam Post Results Fees 2022-2023. For more information on services please contact the Exams Office (exams@helsbyhigh.org)

Certificates are usually available to students from the end of November in the same year that they sat their exams. Parents/students will be notified when certificates are available for collection.

Where possible students should collect certificates themselves, in person. If students are no long studying at Helsby High then they will need to bring photo ID with them. Students can nominate another person to collect certificates on their behalf. To do this a Third Party Collection Form must be completed and signed by the students. The third party collecting the certificates must bring this form, along with photo ID to collect the certificates.

Replacement certificates cost around £45 each, so please keep them safe.

Please note that certificates are not ordinary posted due to their value and importance.

Certificates are only required to be kept by the school for a minimum of 12 months. After this time, the school is able to destroy any uncollected certificates. If you have not collected your certificates within this 12 month period, check with the Exams Office to see if we still hold them. If the certificates are no longer with us, please contact the Exam Board that awarded the qualification to arrange a replacement; AQA, EDUQAS, OCR, Pearson.

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July 2023

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