The Examinations Officer is Mrs Carol-Anne Lale, contactable by email on c.lale@ralphallenschool.com or telephone 01225 838014. 

EXAM dates

Year 13 Mocks week commencing 22 January Time Table

External Summer Exams run from 14 May - 22 June (GCSE) or 26 June (GCE) 2018.

Candidates will receive a Statement of Entry once exam entries are made in February. The Statement of Entry details all exams a candidate has been entered for, including the date of the exam, and should be checked very carefully indeed. Any queries should be taken up with the subject teacher immediately.

Occasionally exam clashes can occur when two or more exams are scheduled for the same session. There is no need to notify us of these clashes as they will be rotinely resolved before individual candidate timetables are issued.  

Please see the provisional timetables below which can be used up until students are issued with their individual timetables approximately a month before the exam season starts.  

GCSE provisional timetable summer 2018 

GCE provisional timetable summer 2018


Resit opportunities summer 2018

Please complete the relevant resit request form below and return to the Exam Officer if you wish to be entered for a resit. Deadline for applications is 12 January. Fees must be paid with submitted form. Additional late entry fees may be incurred if forms are submitted after the deadline. 

A Level (internal candidates) A Level (external candidates)

GCSE Maths and English (external candidates)


Information to candidates

The following information is issued by the Joint Council for Qualifications and should be read and understood by students taking external examinations.

Information for candidates - Written Examinations

Information for candidates - Onscreen Tests

Information for candidates - Non Examination Assessement

Information to candidates - Controlled Assessments

Information to candidates - Coursework

Privacy notice

Social media

Warning to candidates

Mobile phone poster


Results days

A Level Results Day - 16 August 2018

GCSE Results Day - 23 August 2018



Details of the courses, specification codes and awarding bodies that are being followed and assessed summer 2018 are shown below 

GCSE and Equivalent 

A Level and Equivalent 



Your certificates are valuable documents. Valuable in the sense that replacement copies can cost up to £45 per certificate but also as they are proof you studied at Ralph Allen and completed the course. This is irrespective of the grades you achieved.

If you go on to further education anytime in the future you will need to produce them. Many employers will also ask to see them. It is in your interest to collect your certificates even if you don’t think you will ever need them.

We are only obliged to keep your certificates for one year after which they will be securely destroyed. Replacements will only be available directly from the relevant Examination Boards at a cost as previously mentioned.

How to get your certificates.

The best time to collect your certificates is during certificate presentation evenings. Certificates for students who sat GCSEs Summer 2017 can be collected at the Celebration Evening 7 December 6 pm. Students who sat their A levels Summer 2017 can collect their certificates and the Celebration Evening 4 January 4.30 pm.

GCSE certificates will also be available to collect from the school main reception between 11-14 December 2017

GCE certificates will also be available to collect from the school main reception between 8 - 12 January  2018

Previous year's certificates

There is limited availability to collect previous years certificates and by prior arrangement only. Certificates will not be available during examinations or results periods. You should either;

1.    Email Mrs Tooley, Examinations Assistant  s.tooley@ralphallenschool.com asking to arrange collection. If you are unable to collect certificates yourself you may email Mrs Tooley with details of who you would like to collect them on your behalf. The nominated person will need to bring photo ID with them upon collection. Unfortunately if we cannot see any ID we will not be able to release your certificates.

2.    Use this Certificate Postage Request Form  to request postage of your certificates with a payment of £3.50 to cover the cost of posting and packaging. Cheques payable to Ralph Allen School.