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GCSE qualifications are being reformed.

The new subjects are being introduced gradually, with the first wave being taught from September 2015. Subjects that have not been reformed will no longer be available for teaching from September 2018.

Reformed GCSEs:

  • Will be more demanding
  • Will be linear, so students will take their exams at the end of the course
  • Non-exam assessment will be removed or reduced in the majority of GCSEs
  • Will have a new grading scale from 9 to 1.

As a result of these changes we feel that it is important to prepare our students for the rigours nature of the new GCSE and have therefore introduced exams for every year group. Please see below the scheduled exam dates for September 2019 to July 2020.


Year Group

Week Beginning 

Year 10 24th June 2020 
Year 11 Pre Public Exams 1: 4th November 2019 

Pre Public Exams 2: 3rd February 2020

Summer Season 2020: 11th May – 24th June 2020


Click below to download files with information regarding exam techniques and procedures. To access the JCQ information for candidate documents, please click here.