Exam Information (Secondary)

Exam Information (Secondary)

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Examinations are a crucial part of education for all students.

The process can be a stressful and worrying time, however the key to a successful exam period is to be prepared, understand what is expected of you, revise well and do the best you can.

As a school, we are bound by very strict examination rules set by JCQ; failure to follow these rules could lead to students being disqualified.

A list of the current examination rules and guidance is available below.

The rules and Regulation and important information for candidates will always be displayed both outside and inside the examination rooms.

Knowing when your exams are will be vital to successful planning and revision. The current exam timetables will be displayed on this page as and when they are available. If you have any further concerns please contact our exams officer, Mrs F Khan, who will be happy to help with any concerns you may have.

If you have any worries regarding individual subjects, you should always speak to your teacher for advice and support and to find out when any revision classes are taking place.

GCSE Grading System

The new GCSEs will ensure that students leave school better prepared for work or further study. They cover more challenging content and are designed to match standards in the strongest performing education systems elsewhere in the world.

Important Exam Dates

Please ensure you are familiar with the exam dates and ensure you support your child throughout.

All Exams are listed on this page https://www.starbankschool.co.uk/events/category/exams/list/?tribe-bar-date=2019

 

Collection of Certificates

Collection of GCSE/ BTEC Certificates

Exam certificates for exams taken in June 2019 will be available to collect on or after 18th November 2019.
Please call the school on 0121 464 8412 and allow 24 hours’ notice.
You will need to give them your full name along with your candidate number.
Certificates will be available to pick up form main reception and they will have to be signed for.
If you are unable to collect your certificates you can nominate a responsible adult (or a fellow student) to collect your certificates on your behalf; please name the person who is collecting on your behalf and they must provide supporting identification when making the collection.

Lost Certificates

If you have lost your certificate you can contact the exam board direct and ask for a replacement. They will ask for your name, DOB and centre number which is 20327 (Starbank). Prices start from £43 depending on what exam board, qualification and year the exam was taken.

 

Results Day

Thursday 22nd August 2019: GCSE Results Day

GCSE Results will be available to collect from the Secondary Hall between 9.00am and 10.30am on Thursday 22nd August 2019.
If you are unable to collect your results in person then you can either:

  1. Provide an A4 stamped, self-addressed envelope to Mrs Khan and your results will be posted to you on results day; or
  2. You can nominate a responsible adult to collect your results on your behalf. You must name the adult in a letter authorising them to collect your results and they must be able to provide supporting identification when making the collection.

Please note that the adult is not permitted to open the results envelope whilst on school premises – the results are the property of the student.
Formal examination certificates will be available from 18th November, 2019. Please contact the school allowing 24 hours’ notice before collection

 

Starbank Course Specifications and Suggested Exam Revision Guides

Subject Awarding Body Specification Revision Guide

 

 

 

Mathematics

 

 

 

Edexcel

 

 

1MA1

Higher and

Foundation

CGP GCSE Maths Edexcel Complete Revision &

Practice: Higher – Grade 9-1 Course

(ISBN 978 1 78294 405 8)

CGP GCSE Maths Edexcel Complete Revision & Practice: Foundation – Grade 9-1 Course

(ISBN 978 1 78294 998 5)

 

English

Language

 

AQA

 

8700

CGP GCSE English Language AQA Complete Revision & Practice – for the Grade 9-1 Course.

(ISBN: 9781782944140)

 

English

Literature

 

AQA

 

8702

CGP GCSE English Literature AQA Complete Revision & Practice – Grade 9-1 (Online Edition also available)

(ISBN: 9781782944133)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biology Chemistry Physics (Combined)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AQA

 

 

 

 

 

 

8464H

CGP New 9-1 GCSE Combined Science: BIOLOGY AQA Higher Complete Revision & Practice

(ISBN 978178294 5864)

CGP New 9-1 GCSE Combined Science: CHEMISTRY AQA Higher Complete Revision & Practice

(ISBN 978178294 5871)

CGP New 9-1 GCSE Combined Science: PHYSICS AQA

Higher Complete Revision & Practice

(ISBN 9781782945888)

 

 

 

 

 

8464F

CGP New 9-1 GCSE Combined Science: BIOLOGY AQA

Foundation Complete Revision & Practice

(ISBN 9781789080025)

CGP New 9-1 GCSE Combined Science: CHEMISTRY AQA Foundation Complete Revision & Practice (ISBN 978178908 0032)

CGP New 9-1 GCSE Combined Science: PHYSICS AQA Foundation Complete Revision & Practice

(ISBN 9781789080049)

 

Biology

(Triple)

 

 

 

 

 

AQA

 

8461

CGP New Grade 9-1 GCSE Biology AQA Complete

Revision & Practice

(ISBN 9781782945833)

 

Chemistry

(Triple)

 

8462

CGP New Grade 9-1 GCSE Chemistry AQA Complete

Revision & Practice

(ISBN 9781782945840)

 

Physics

(Triple)

 

8463

CGP New Grade 9-1 GCSE Physics AQA Complete

Revision & Practice

(ISBN 9781782945857)

 

Geography

Edexcel B

 

Edexcel

 

1GB0

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Geography B Revision

Workbook

(ISBN 9781292133768)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edexcel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1HI0

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Early Elizabethan

England Revision Guide and Workbook

(ISBN 9781292169712)

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History The American West

Revision Guide and Workbook

(ISBN 9781292169774)

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Crime and Punishment in Britain Revision Guide and Workbook (ISBN 9781292169705)

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Weimar and Nazi

Germany Revision Guide and Workbook

(ISBN 9781292169736)

 

Religious

Education

 

AQA

 

8062

AQA GCSE Religious Studies A: Christianity and Islam

Revision Guide

(ISBN 9780198422839)

Food Prep &

Nutrition

 

OCR

 

J309

OCR GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

(ISBN 9781471887000)

 

Design

Technology

 

OCR

 

J310

Collins OCR GCSE 9-1 Design & Technology All-in-One

Revision and Practice

(ISBN 9780008227418)

 

Spanish

 

AQA

 

8698

GCSE Spanish AQA Revision Guide for 9-1

(ISBN 9781782945468)