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Exam Information

This page contains the latest information about exams, including statutory guidance and notices provided by JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications).  Additionally, you will find information about forthcoming exam seasons, a full exam timetable for any forthcoming exams and forms to be completed if an exam result appeal is required. 

Grading arrangements for Summer 2021

The Minster Trust Guide to Awarding Grades for Students and Families

Click here for The Minster Trust Guide to Awarding Grades for Students and Families.


The Minster School Summer 2021 Centre Policy

Our school policy, based on a model policy produced by JCQ and adapted by our Trust. This policy outlines our general approach to the grading process this year and has been quality assured by the JCQ.

Click here for our summer 2021 Centre Policy.


Subject Grade Protocols

This folder contains all of the individual subject protocols for deciding grades. They outline some general principles and the specific approach taken in each qualification. Within each protocols is a description of the evidence which will be used in deciding final grades.

Click here for our summer 2021 subject grade protocols. 



Information on appeals will be posted here when the awarding bodies have published the final guidance.


Further Information

Click here for the government's Student Guide to Awarding in Summer 2021

Click here for JCQ Guidance for Students, Parents and Guardians.

Click here for the JCQ Guide to the Special Consideration Process. Special consideration is working differently this year, but this document gives an idea of the circumstances that can be considered.



Exam Certificates

Exam certificates are available to collect by appointment. Please contact for details. 

Exam timetables

Exam timetables will be posted here when available.

Joint Council for Qualifications Notices

Every year JCQ issues notices to candidates to make sure all exam board regulations are followed.  Copies of all JCQ notices are found in the files for download at the bottom of the page.

Key exam dates
Date Event
10 August 2021 Summer 2021 A-Level results released
12 August 2021 Summer 2021 GCSE results released


Past papers and specifications

Specifications for courses and any available past papers are available on the exam board's websites, with information about which courses are currently being studied at school within subject areas on this website.  Students will also have been informed of the exam courses they are studying.