Warden Park Academy has a history of strong GCSE results and in 2016 showed that with the commitment from students and staff together, high standards were achieved. With the Government move towards linear qualifications and the increased emphasis on examinations for assessment, we are well equipped to build on this history of success.
The Examinations Officer and her team are highly committed to each student. This means that they will, wherever possible, accommodate individual student need, provide a strong fully trained invigilation team to support the running of examinations and will provide timely and considered responses to all students and parents with any questions or concerns about the examination process.
Warden Park Academy has a strong commitment towards supporting candidates with SEND/BESD. In the first instance queries regarding Exam Access Arrangements should be directed to the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) firstname.lastname@example.org
The whole school GCSE timetable will be made public using a final version produced as early as possible in the Spring term. The GCSE exam season for 2017 runs from Monday 15 May 2017 to Wednesday 28 June 2017.
Students receive ‘Individual Candidate Timetables’ at Easter. Additional copies can be sent out by request.
Mock examinations are held in January for students in Year 11. Timetables will be distributed in early December. Other years also have formal examinations so as to be fully familiar with the examinations systems and expectations.
The Awarding Organisations that are used by Warden Park Academy are predominately the following. Each of their websites has a wealth of additional information for students and parents to ensure familiarity with the qualification that students are working towards and we do encourage you to browse these:
Warden Park Academy is an approved exam centre under the Joint Council for Qualifications. Important information for candidates regarding examination regulations can be found here: http://www.jcq.org.uk
An extensive information pack is issued to students prior to their GCSE examinations to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the examinations process.
GCSE results day falls on Thursday, 24 August 2017. Results will be available for students to collect from the Assembly Hall from 10 am–12 noon in person or by an appointed person if in possession of a signed dated letter of authorisation from the candidates. This is a happy occasion and allows for students to celebrate together their hard work. GCSE results will be sent out to students by first class post if not collected. GCSE results will not be available on the Warden Park website.
Queries and questions regarding results are directed to subject teachers in the first instance. Our Careers & Futures Manager will be on hand to offer support regarding post 16 opportunities.
Certificates are issued at the Awards Ceremony in November for all students. For those who are unable to attend this event, certificates will be posted home or to an alternative address by arrangement with the Exams Officer.
Please note, Warden Park Academy will not be held responsible for loss or damage to exam certificates not collected.
If you require re-placement certificates, these can be ordered online via the examination boards’ websites. This will incur a fee.
For students who wish to collect and keep their GCSE Art and Design, Photography or Technology coursework following results publication, it will be available for collection on Awards evening.
Warden Park Academy does not accept Private or External candidates wishing to sit exams at our centre.
This includes ex students who wish to retake, as we are not a post 16 facility.
The Examinations Officer welcomes the opportunity to discuss any concerns or answer any questions in regard to the exams process. Please email email@example.com or call on 01444 457881 ext 267.