Examinations

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

External Summer Exams run from 14 May - 22 June (GCSE) or 26 June (GCE) 2018. Candidates will be issued with their personal timetables in spring once exam entries have been made. 

results DAy letters 

Year 13 Student letter

Year 12 Student letter

GCSE Student letter

 

post result services

You may know that you did not do well in a particular exam and accept that your result is fair. However, if you are seriously concerned that your grade may not be correct (e.g. significantly lower than your estimated grade and not what you expected after taking the exam) you can request a Post Result service. Please see the Post Results Service Forms for details of services, fees and deadlines.

A & AS Level Post Results Form or GCSE Post Results Form

We would suggest that unless you have a University place pending you should request the priority access to script service in the first instance and check your paper against the mark scheme which will be available from the Exam Office. This will allow you to then go on to request a review of marking within the deadline should you feel that the mark scheme has not been correctly applied.

Please remember a review of marking is not a remark. A senior examiner will check that the original examiner has correctly applied the mark scheme.

Please note that grades may be lower than, higher or the same as result of a review of marking. We can only process applications with a signed post results form together with payment. 

 

november Gcse resits 

There is an opportunity in November to resit Mathemathics and English Language GCSE. English Language exams take place on 1 and 3 November. Mathematics take place on 2, 6 and 8 November. All exams start at 9am.

If you would like to make an exam entry please complete the form and bring it to the Exam Office with payment before 28 September. 

Internal candidate GCSE resit form, External candidate GCSE resit form 

 

Certificates

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. For students sitting exams this summer details of the presentation evenings will be posted nearer the time. 

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

GCE certificates will 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.

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

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