GCSE Advance information
To make exams in 2022 less daunting, students have now been told in advance some information about the exam content by Exam Boards, helping them to manage their exam preparation. Links for the advance information are below, and students will also get more information from their teachers. Students should also read the JCQ Information for students and the FAQ document.
Advance information will not be provided for GCSEs in Art & Design (including Fine Art and Photography) as these courses do not have written exams and are graded through Non-Exam Assessments (NEA) instead. This year, these subjects with be graded on your portfolio of work only.
Advance information will also not be provided in GCSE English Literature, History and Geography where flexibility in what is taught has already been introduced for 2022.
Advance information may look different across the subjects and specifications. For instance, advance information for topic-based practical subjects such as Science will differ from that for subjects with set texts such as Drama.
For GCSE Maths, the exam support will be a separate formula sheet which gives students the formulae they may need to refer to in their assessment, appropriate to their tier of entry. This will be available as an additional insert on the day of the examination.
The formulae sheet is available to download below and learners should familiarise themselves with the formulae sheet ahead of the summer 2022 examinations.
Advance Information Subject Links
The advance information about the focus of the Summer 2022 exams for the following Edexcel examined subjects as provided by the Edexcel exam board can be found on the links below.
- Maths Foundation Tier Exam Formula Aid
- Maths Higher Tier Exam Formula Aid
- Maths Foundation information
- Maths Higher information
The advance information about the focus of the Summer 2022 exams for the following AQA examined subjects as provided by the AQA exam board can be found on the links below.
- English Language
- Combined Science (Trilogy)
- Biology (Separate)
- Chemistry (Separate)
- Physics (Separate)
- Religious Studies (A)
- Design & Technology
The advance information about the focus of the Summer 2022 exams for the following OCR examined subjects as provided by the AQA exam board can be found on the links below.
The advance information about the focus of the Summer 2022 exams for the following Eduqas examined subjects as provided by the Eduqas exam board can be found on the links below.
Results Day 2022
Summer 2022 GCSE results day will be on Thursday 25 August. Click here for Results Day letter.
Barnwood Park School conducts examinations in line with The Joint Council for Qualifications regulations and as such it is important that all candidates are familiar with the JCQ notices as outlines below:
- Information to Candidates for written examinations 2021
- Information to Candidates - coursework assessments 2021
- Information to Candidates - on-screen tests 2021
- Information for candidates- non-examination assessments 2021
- Information to Candidates - Privacy Notice 2021
- Information for candidates Using social media and examinations/assessments 2021
- Prohibited Items poster 2021
- Warning to candidates 2021
All examinations will take place in the SPORTS HALL unless otherwise notified. Students will be advised by the exams officer which room they have been allocated on the morning of the exam.
Morning Examinations start at 09:00am. Candidates should arrive no later than 8:50am on the morning of the exam.
Afternoon Examinations start at 1:00pm. Candidates should arrive no later than 12:50pm on the afternoon of the exam.
Some afternoon exams may not finish until after normal school time, so please make appropriate arrangements to get home.
Students who are unwell and cannot attend an examination should telephone the school on 01452 530389 and leave a message with details of the absence for Mrs Swain, Exams Officer. A doctor’s note will be required for any applications for exam board’s consideration. Any missed examination without a doctor’s note will result in a £25.00 fine.
What happens if I am late for my GCSE Exams?
All late candidates must report to the main reception area and must NOT enter the exam room without a member of staff present.
If you arrive after the exam has finished.
- If you arrive after the scheduled finishing time, you will not be able to take the exam. You will be marked as absent.
- If you arrive after the start of the exam.
- If you arrive up to ½ way through the published starting time you may be allowed into the exam room and providing the school is able to arrange adequate supervision arrangements you will be allowed the full time of the exam. Otherwise the remainder of the published exam time will be allowed.
- If you arrive more than ½ way through published starting time you may be allowed into the exam room and the remainder of the time allowed. You will be informed that the script will be sent to the exam board but the awarding board has the right not to accept the script.
For any candidates who have timetable CLASHES they will be given a separate letter with more detailed information. If you still have any concerns then please do not hesitate to contact the exams office for further guidance. Any changes to the exam timetables already issued will be reprinted and issued to students.
Reminder to all Students:
- Study your exam timetable carefully and note the dates and times of all your examinations (am or pm?)
- Correct uniform must be worn throughout the exam session.
- Ensure you have the necessary equipment, black pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener, calculator, protractor, compass (if permitted)
- Only transparent pencil cases will be allowed into the exam room.
- Transparent bottles containing water are permitted for hydration purposes. No cans / fizzy drinks allowed.
- Personal belongings will not be permitted in the Exam Rooms. All belongings will be kept outside the room. We therefore suggest that any valuable items remain at home on the day of the exam.
- MOBILE PHONES / MP3 PLAYERS / OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES / WATCHES need to remain at home or given to an invigilator for safe keeping during the exam. Exam Boards and Barnwood Park take a breach of this ruling extremely seriously. Possession of unauthorised material is an infringement of the regulations and could result in DISQUALIFICATION from the current examination and the overall qualification.
- Students will be called into each exam. A card with each individual candidate number / centre number / candidate name will be placed on each desk.
- Good behaviour and co-operation with Invigilators is essential prior to entering the exam, during the exam and after the exam has ended when students are dismissed in an orderly manner. Please help us to help you. Any misdemeanours reported to the Exams Manager could lead to your exam results being withdrawn.
- Students should help themselves by thorough preparation, revision and by attention to the guidelines given in this letter.