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Public exams can be a stressful time for students and parents/carers and it is important that all those involved are as well informed as possible. The School will make every effort to ensure that our students receive the best possible preparation for their exams, that the administrative arrangements run smoothly, and that exams are conducted in a way that will cause as little stress as possible and help our students achieve their best.

We have included some useful information here together with the official Exam Board notices. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us via email:


Summer Examinations 2023

15th May 2023 - 27th June 2023


JCQ Contingency Day

The summer 2023 exam period will run from Monday 15th May to Tuesday 27th June. However, students should be aware that as part of the summer exam series, a ‘contingency’ exam day has been announced by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). The designated contingency day for summer 2023 is Wednesday 28th June. This means that all exam candidates must remain available to sit exams from the date of their first exam until Wednesday 28 June 2023. This is not a Bartholomew School decision and applies to all candidates in all schools. Please can students, parents and carers make a note of the contingency exam date in the event that an awarding body needs to invoke its contingency plan, as it is vital that students are not absent from any rearranged papers.


Summer 2023 Private Candidates 

If you wish to re-sit an exam at Bartholomew School in the summer 2023 Examination season, please contact Loretta Knox either by email or telephone:,  01865 881430 ext 1027.

Application forms are available from the exams office.

The window to apply is from Monday 12th December 2022 - 12noon Thursday 26th January 2023


Collection of 2022 and Historical Exam Certificates

The Summer 2022 GCSE and GCE Certificates will be ready for collection from Monday, 5th December. A Level and GCSE students who have left the school can collect their certificates from reception during school hours (8.30am to 3.45pm). Current Year 12 students are able to collect their GCSE certificates from the Sixth Form Office.

If your certificates are from previous exam seasons, please contact the exams office to arrange collection.


Third Party Permission Slip

If you are unable to collect your exam certificates in person, you can give your permission to someone else to do this on your behalf. Please therefore complete, print and sign the below Exam Certificates Third Party Permission Slip and ask your nominated person to present it to a member of staff in reception when they arrive, ensuring that they have brought along an official form of identification, such as a driver's licence.

Exam Certificates Third Party Permission Slip


Exam Specifications for Certification 2023

Exam Specifications for Certification 2023


2022-2023 JCQ Notices

Please click the links below to view or download notices.

2022-2023 Information for Candidates Written Examinations2022-2023 Information for Candidates Using Social Media2022-2023 Information for Candidates Privacy Notice2022-2023 Information for Candidates On Screen Tests2022-2023 Information for Candidates Non Examination Assessments2022-2023 Information for Candidates Coursework Assessments

2022-2023 On Your Exam Day Checklist2022-2023 Information for Candidates Unauthorised Items Poster2022-2023 Warning to Candidates Notice



The school has a number of examination policies which are available upon request.

Page last updated 9th January 2023



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