Exams Information

Student Guide to Exams

A short guide for students about how exams at Countesthorpe Academy work

Please see below for the documents used in the Summer 2021 awarding of grades and the Summer 2021 Results, Appeals and Certificate information

Exams Contingency Day - Wednesday 29th June 2022

The Joint Council of Qualifications (JCQ) have declared that Wednesday 29th June will be the contingency day for Summer 2022 examinations. This is the last date that any exam can take place on, should it have to be moved from its original time / date.

The JCQ states: “The designation of a ‘contingency day’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or local disruption to examinations. It is part of the awarding bodies’ contingency planning for examinations”.

All students sitting an exam in Summer 2022 need to remain available up to, and including, this date.

GCSE and A-Level Certificate Collection

Summer 2021 GCSE and GCE Exam Certificates are now available to collect from Countesthorpe Academy  Reception.

If you are unable to collect your certificates in person you will need to give a letter of authority to the person collecting them on your behalf.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday - 8:00am until 4:00pm
  • Friday - 8:00am until 3:30pm


Post Results Service

Following the publication of results for each examination series, the Exam Boards offer a post-results services relating to Reviews of Results (RoRs) and Access to Examination Scripts. These are:

  • Clerical re-checks - This is a re-check of all clerical procedures leading to the issue of a result.
  • Reviews of marking - a review of the original marking to ensure the agreed mark scheme has been applied correctly
  • Access to scripts – an electronic version of the script, either as a priority or non-priority service

Details of the services offered, deadlines and fees for these services as well as information on how you can request a post results service will be given out with results on results day.


Exam Policies

JCQ Regulations