We believe that every student who has a reasonable prospect of being graded at any level for GCSE or BTEC should be entered at the end of the course being followed. For Core and Options subjects this will be at the end of Year 11 in all courses.
The following documents may help you assist your son /daughter during their revision period:
Students who make insufficient progress, or produce inadequate or insufficient coursework will be expected to attend compulsory intervention sessions after school from 2.30 – 3.30pm.
Should a student fail to complete the necessary coursework or fail to attend their final examination without a doctor’s certificate, s/he will be required to reimburse the school for the examination fees for that subject.
The following document gives details of school and external examinations and assessment:
- 2017-18 Examinations Timetable (revised 21 March 2018)
If you use ExamPal©, all the information you need to add your exams to your calendar is included in the above timetable.
Information for Parents on the reformed GCSEs
The following documents provide detailed information on the changes which are happening to GCSEs
Statements of Entry have been sent out for the January 2016 Pre-Public Examinations, along with accompanying letter and regulations. Please make sure that you read the information provided very carefully in order to prepare appropriately for the examinations. The following documents give information on the Pre-Public Exams:
- Year-11-Statement of Entry to candidates letter
- Guidance for the PPEs
Examinations Policies and Key Documents
The following documents provide key information relating to examinations at Scalby School:
- Examinations Appeals Policy
- GCSE Controlled Assessment policy
- GCSE Learner Malpractice policy
- BTEC Learner Malpractice policy
- BTEC Special Considerations policy
- BTEC Staff Malpractice policy
- BTEC Verification and Assessment policy
Here are links to some documents that provide information to candidates about examinations:
- Controlled Assessments
- Coursework Assessments
- Written Examinations
- Warnings to Candidates
- ‘No Mobile Phones’ Poster
- Post Results Services Form
Unique Learner Numbers
What is a Unique Learner Number (ULN)?
When a student reaches Year 9 they are issued with a Unique Learner Number (ULN) which is used to register and make exam entries with awarding bodies. The ULN is designed to make individual achievements available to Learners (and to colleges and universities) at the Personal Learning Record (PLR) online
The ULN allows the PLR to be populated with verified achievements as Learners move through their lifelong educational journey. Using the ULN will help learners by: speeding up HE and FE applications and admissions, as well as making it possible for individuals to demonstrate qualifications to a potential employer.
This Privacy Notice explains how a student’s data will be shared:-
Privacy Notice for: pupils, students, learners and trainees
Some of the information you supply will be used by the Skills Funding Agency to fulfil its statutory functions, issue/verify your Unique Learner Number (ULN) and update/check your Personal Learning Record. The Skills Funding Agency may share your ULN and Personal Learning Record with other education related organisations, such as your careers service, school, college, university, Government Departments and public bodies responsible for funding your education. Further details of how your information is processed and shared can be found on the government website.
Examinations Results Day
Thursday 23 August 2018.
Students can collect their results from the Main Hall at the following times:
Year 11:- 10:00am – 11:00pm
Year 10:- 10:30am – 11:00pm
If you cannot collect your results
For students who cannot collect their own results, they can designate someone else to collect them using the application form sent home in June. The designated person MUST bring with them a letter from the student and photographic proof of identification for themselves.
If you don’t get the results you expected
Speak to your subject teacher in the first instance. They may suggest making a Post Results Service request to have either a clerical re-check or a post-results review of marking. In order to request one of these services, you must complete a Post Results Services Form (available from school on the day or via this link Post Results Services Form) and if necessary the required payments. Please take note of the deadlines for both form and payment to be received by the school.
There is a presentation event each December for Year 11 Leavers. Any students who sit examinations early, will receive their certificates at their own Year 11 Leavers event, in the year that they leave secondary education.
Thursday 30 November 2017: 17:30- 18:30 in the school main hall.
Please contact school as soon as possible to inform whether you will be attending or not.
If you cannot attend the event to collect your certificates
For students who cannot collect their own certificates, they can designate someone else to collect them using the application form sent home in November, also available here: Presentation Evening invite 2017. The designated person MUST bring photographic proof of identification for themselves along with them.
What happens if I do not collect my certificates?
Please be aware that certificates only need to be retained by the school for 12-months before they are securely destroyed. Therefore it is important that you collect your certificates as soon as possible, by arrangement with the exams office, to ensure that you do not have to pay for expensive replacements. Ex-students who believe they may have certificates held by the school should email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting advice on whether their certificates are available, giving the following information:
- Full Legal Name at the time the exams were taken
- Date of Birth
- Year of leaving Scalby
Where certificates are held by the school and you are unable to collect them (by appointment) in person, it is possible to make alternative arrangements, as long as these are received in writing in advance of your request. The Certificates authority can be downloaded, filled in and posted back prior to a third party making an appointment with the Exams Office, or with the appropriate attached funds to cover the postage of your certificates.
Where certificates are no longer held by the school, it is possible to obtain replacements. Details of how to obtain replacements are available from http://ofqual.gov.uk/help-and-advice/getting-a-replacement-certificate/. There is a charge per certificate for obtaining replacements.