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

EXAM dates

Year 11 Mocks week commencing 20 November. Click for Timetable. 

Year 13 Mocks week commencing 22 January

External Summer Exams run from 14 May - 22 June (GCSE) or 26 June (GCE) 2018. Please see the provisional time tables below which can be used up until candidates are issued with their own individual timetables. This will be  in the spring once exam entries have been made. 

GCSE provisional timetable summer 2018 

GCE provisional timetable summer 2018


external examination and assessments 2017-18

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 


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



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.