Exam Information

Currently the Summer 2018 timetable is only a DRAFT and is still subject to change. 
The FINAL timetable will be posted as soon as possible after close of entries on 21st February 2018 

Hard copies of individual timetables will be issued to pupils and parents after 21st Feb.

DRAFT Exam Timetable 2018
 

Results 2018
Tuesday 14 August IGCSE Music Only
Thursday 16 August A Level, FSMQ, Extended Project Exams
Thursday 23 August 2018 GCSE Exams

Summer 2018 Exam Summary
10 May - 22 June 2018

First Written Exams
IB GCSE AS Level A Level
Mon 30 April: Language Literature 
A/B options
Mon 14 May: Computer Science/Latin/RS Mon 14 May: DT Mon 14 May: Maths
Final Written Exams
IB GCSE AS Level A Level
Fri 18 May: French B Thu 21 June: 
German Writing
Mon 4 June: 
Gov & Politics
Fri 22 June: 
Maths


 

IGSCE English / Maths / GCSE Science Exams  
English Lit Paper 1 Tue 22 May Paper 2  Fri 25 May
English Lang Paper 1 Tue 5 June Paper 2  Fri 8 June
Biology Paper 1 Tue 15 May Paper 2  Mon 11 June
Trilogy Science: Biology Paper 1 Tue 15 May Paper 2  Mon 11 June
Chemistry Paper 1 Thu 17 May Paper 2  Wed 13 June
Trilogy Science: Chemistry Paper 1 Thu 17 May Paper 2  Wed 13 June
Physics Paper 1 Wed 23 May Paper 2  Fri 15 June
Trilogy Science: Physics Paper 1 Wed 23 May Paper 2  Fri 15 June
Maths Paper 1 Thu 24 May Paper 2H/F  Thu 7 June
Maths FSMQ Paper 1H/F Tue 19 June    

 


Making an enquiry about results or “remark request”

Post Results Deadlines 2018 - A Level
Thursday 23 August Priority Copies of Scripts AND Priority Remarks
Thursday 20 September Non-priority Remarks
Thursday 27 August 2018 Original Script Requests
Post Results Deadlines 2018 - GCSE
Thursday 20 September Non-priority Remarks
Thursday 27 September Original Script Requests

There are 2 parts to the remark request process.

The Consent Form - In order to proceed with ANY enquiry about results, you must sign the relevant forms, click here for A Level, click here for GCSE.
This tells the head of your centre that you have understood that your mark may go DOWN as well as up, and that you give your consent to the enquiry about results being made. You will need to state exactly which units you will require to be remarked, i.e. Classics unit 1 or CIV1D. Once completed please email the form to exams@felsted.org.
               
Payment - continue to the WisePay system, please click here,  where payment for the request must be made before we can enter any remark requests.  If you have any queries regarding using the system or require your login information please contact the Exams Office:  telephone 01371 822 657, email: exams@felsted.org.   

 

Grade Boundaries and GCSE 9-1 Grading System

  • Linear qualifications don’t use uniform marks

Uniform marks won’t be used for the new GCSE, AS and A-level specifications for first teaching from September 2015. This means you won’t need to convert your marks to the uniform mark scale (UMS).

Linear qualifications are assessed at the end of the course, so all students take the exam at the same time. This means that, unlike in modular qualifications, there’s no need to combine marks from different series, so we don’t need to use the UMS for linear exams.

  • Grade boundaries for linear qualifications

It can be useful to see how the overall subject grade was achieved. However, it’s important to note that the grade boundaries given for each component in linear qualifications are purely notional, and do not always add up to the equivalent subject grade.

  • GCSE 9-1 Grading System

The new 9-1 grading system will be used for GCSE subjects for the first time at Felsted this year. Grade 4 will be known as a ‘standard pass’ and grade 5 will be known as a ‘strong pass’ and will be equivalent to a high C and low B on the old grading system. Grade 4 will remain the level that students must achieve in order not to be required to re-sit English and Maths post 16.

 


Useful Information

When and how are the results distributed?

Results will be available on the dates above from the STUDENTS’ MIS profile (not on Parents’ portal) from 07:00 and staff will be available from 08:00 to assist with any enquiries. Provisional Statements of Results will be sent via Royal Mail to the address listed for the student on the MIS. Results WILL NOT be given over the telephone under any circumstances. Candidates for whom mail service is not reliable and would like to have their results emailed to them should advise the Exams Officer via email as soon as possible.

Please note, results should not to be shared via social media in any form until after 09:30. 
JCQ regulations state: “Centres must not release results data to Local Authorities until after 9.30am on the appropriate date for the publication of results. Similarly, centres must not release press releases or statements to the media under any circumstances until after 9.30am on the appropriate date for the publication of results.”

These regulations apply to students as well.

 

What can I do if results are substantially different from what is anticipated?

It must be remembered that examinations can only measure performance on the day, and that candidates can do better or worse than anticipated for a variety of reasons. It is advisable to speak with the Head of Department for the subject before proceeding to an EAR (Enquiry about Result or Remark) that is very expensive. If there are serious grounds for concern about a result then the school can initiate an enquiry with the appropriate board. Details of the procedures and the fees involved are available below and the process should be started as soon as possible after consultation with the Head of Department concerned. We are only able to accept requests for remarks from the STUDENT in question and these must be made using the form located above on this page.

If the results have serious implications for the candidate’s future plans then advice should be sought from the Director of Professional Guidance, Ms Louise Schofield, who will be available in the Careers Department on results day.
 

When do candidates receive certificates?

As stated above, candidates receive their Statements of Results in the post on results day. These are not formal certificates but they are formal documents issued by the exam boards and as such can be used for applications to universities and etc. The examining boards issue the formal certificates long after the examinations have taken place, normally in October/November.

For LEAVERS, certificates will be sent to the last address listed for the student in the school MIS, please ensure this is up to date before you leave Felsted. 

For students that continue to study at Felsted, they will be sent to Houses via their HM for collection. Certificates uncollected after one year are destroyed; they can only be replaced by direct application to the boards by the candidate and will require proof of identity such as an original birth certificate and a substantial fee per certificate.

 

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