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INTRODUCTION

Warden Park Secondary Academy has a history of strong GCSE results and in each and every year the commitment from students and staff together, leads to students achieving outstanding academic results. 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.                            

ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS

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) smartin48@wardenpark.co.uk                                                                                       

GCSE TIMETABLE

The whole school GCSE timetable will be available here in due course. In 2021 the GCSE exam season will run from 7th June to 2nd July. Students receive ‘Individual Candidate Timetables’ at Easter. Additional copies can be sent out by request.                                                        

MOCK EXAMS

Mock examinations are held annually for Year 11, these take place in November.  Click here for the Year 11 Mock Timetable 2020  Year 10 also have Internal Tests in February.  Dates to be confirmed for 2020/21. 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.                                     

WEBSITE LINKS

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:

AQA: http://www.aqa.org.uk/

ASDAN: www.asdan.org.uk 

CIE: www.cie.org.uk

Edexcel: edexcel.com 

NCFE: www.ncfe.org.uk

OCR: http://www.ocr.org.uk/

PEARSON: http://www.edexcel.com/Pages/Home.aspx

WJEC: http://www.wjec.co.uk/

These include BTEC and Cambridge National Certificates.                                     

Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)

Warden Park Secondary Academy is an approved UK exam centre under the Joint Council for Qualifications.  Our Centre Number is: 65113.  Important information for candidates regarding examination regulations can be found here: https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents/                                          

Exam pack

Extensive information is issued to students prior to their GCSE examinations to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the examinations process.  This covers JCQ rules and regulations to be adhered to during exam sessions.                                  

GCSE results and enquiries

GCSE results day falls on Friday 27 August 2021. 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 or via email.

Please note exam boards no longer offer 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 stargett2@wardenpark.co.uk 

GCSE certificates

Certificates are issued in November for all students. For those who are unable to collect their envelopes on Certificate Evening, certificates can be collected at Reception.  We will hold certificates until July 2021, 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.        

Coursework collection

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 Certificate evening.            

Private candidates

Warden Park Secondary Academy does not accept Private or External candidates wishing to sit exams at our centre.

If you are a Year 11 student and wish to sit English and/or Mathematics in the emergency November Series, please contact the Examinations Officer at your prospective college as soon as possible after results day to organise this.                                             

Visit the exams office

The Examinations Officer welcomes the opportunity to discuss any concerns or answer any questions with regard to the exams process. Please email jturner@wardenpark.co.uk or call on 01444 457881 ext 267.