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
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.
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 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.
Results Collection Summer 2021
A-Level results day: Tuesday 10th August, results available from 8:30am
GCSE results day: Thursday 12th August, results available from 9:00am
Are you not going to be here on results day? Please click here for the form to nominate a relative or friend to collect, or click here to request for your results to be posted to you.
Autumn Exam Entries
Students who would have sat exams in summer 2021 are able to sit exams in Autumn 2021. Deadlines are on the forms.
Click here for the A-level exam entry form (goes live on 10th August 2021)
Click here for the GCSE exam entry form (goes live on 12th August 2021)
Exam certificates are available to collect by appointment. Please contact email@example.com for details.
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
|10 August 2021||Summer 2021 A-Level results released|
|12 August 2021||Summer 2021 GCSE results released|
|01 September 2021||Autumn A-level entry deadline|
|27 September 2021||Autumn GCSE entry deadline|
|04 October 2021||Autumn A-Level exams start|
|22 October 2021||
Autumn A-Level exams finish
|01 November 2021||Autumn GCSE English and Mathematics exams start|
|09 November 2021||Autumn GCSE English and Mathematics exams finish|
|15 November 2021||Autumn GCSE other subjects exams start|
|03 December 2021||Autumn GCSE other subjects exams finish|
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.