Warden Park Secondary Academy has a history of strong GCSE results and in 2018 showed that with the commitment from students and staff together, very high standards were achieved. With the Government move towards linear qualifications and the increased emphasis on non exam assessment (NEA), 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 Secondary 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 (SENDCo) firstname.lastname@example.org
The whole school GCSE timetable is now available. Click here to view. The GCSE exam season for 2019 runs from Monday 13 May 2019 to Friday 21 June 2019.Students receive ‘Individual Candidate Timetables’ at Easter. Additional copies can be sent out by request.
Mock examinations are held in October and November for students in Year 11. Week commencing Monday 29 October in exam halls and week commencing 5 November in classrooms. Individual Candidate Timetables will be distributed to students. Other years also have internal tests 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 Secondary 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, 22 August 2019. Results will be available for Year 11 students to collect from the Assembly Hall from 10 am to 11 am 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 Year 11 students to celebrate together their hard work. GCSE results will be sent out to students by post if not collected. GCSE results will not be available on the Warden Park website.
Please note since 2017 exam boards no longer provide a remark service. Any questions regarding results should be directed to subject teachers in the first instance. Please note, we are not permitted to submit any request to an exam board for a student unless we are in possession of a completed candidate consent form. Click here to access candidate consent form Once you have discussed your query with your teacher, please forward the consent form to the relevant department. Please be patient as not all subject teachers return until the start of the new academic year.
Mrs Targett, our Student Futures Manager will be on hand to offer support regarding post 16 opportunities email@example.com
Certificates are issued at the Awards Ceremony in November for all students. For those who are unable to attend this event, certificates can be collected at Reception from Monday 18 November 2019 onwards. We will hold certificates until July 2020, thereafter returned to the Exam Board. Please remember that once issued, certificates cannot be replaced. Awarding bodies will only issue certified copies at your request and expense so please make every effort to collect them.
For students who wish to collect and keep their GCSE Art and Design or Technology coursework following results publication, it will be available for collection on Awards evening. Please ensure you have completed the collection slip which will be in the results envelope.
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 with regard to the exams process. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01444 457881 ext 267.