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The Buckingham School


Letters & Communications

Year 11/13 Exams - Letter dated 31 March 2022
Year 11/13 Exams Timetable - attached to letter dated 31 March 2022
Year 11/13 Exams Information for Students - attached to letter dated 31 March 2022
Year 11/13 Exams Appendix 5 Exam Board Information for Candidates - attached to letter dated 31 March 2022

Notices & Information for Students and Parents for Exams

All students preparing for and taking exams must be aware of the information contained in the following documents:

Warning to Candidates  Notice
Unauthorised items Poster - Sept 2021
Appendix 5 Information for Candidates November 21
Appendix 6 - Indicative Sanctions  Against Candidates
Awarding Teacher Assessed Grades in 2021 - School Policy
JCQ Guidance for students, parents and guardians: GCSEs and AS/A Levels in England Summer 2021
JCQ Information for candidates Written examinations With effect from 1 September 2020
JCQ Information for candidates Non-examination assessments
JCQ Information for candidates Coursework assessments
JCQ Information for candidates Using social media and examinations/assessments
Privacy Notice 
Controlled Assessments
Coursework Assessment
On Screen Tests
Written Examinations 
Non Examination Assessments (NEAs)
Exams Policy (Exams and Internal Appeals School Systems Policy)
Exams Contingency Plan

Stress Busting Tips - BBC Radio One Link

Be prepared for your exams

  • Have the right equipment. All students are responsible for brining their own equipment for use in their exams. This must be in a clear pencil case or plastic bag. We would suggest that all equipment is kept together and is brought to EVERY exam.
  •  BLACK PENS ONLY  (blue is not permitted), pencils, ruler, rubber, calculator, mathematical equipment - protractor, compass etc.
  • Know your seat number. Lists are displayed at least 2 days before the exam and ensure you are in the right seat.
  • Know what you are allowed to take into the exam ie water in a clear plastic bottle, label removed. No fizzy drinks.
  • If you have any concerns regarding your exams, see the Exams Officer.


Exam Certificate Collection

Current students may collect their certificates from the Exams Office on Monday lunchtimes.

Former students must give 24 hours notice, via email,  to , as to when they would like to collect their certificates.

Collection will be from Main Reception at the following times:  Tuesday – Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm

(Please note we will not be able to make certificates available without prior notice).

Former students can authorise a third party to collect certificates on their behalf. The person should be named in the email. They should bring suitable identification such as a driving licence, bank card or passport.

If you have any queries, please contact the Exams Officer on the email address given above.


Replacement GCE/GCSE Examination Certificates

If you left The Buckingham School more than 3 years ago and need copies of your examination certificates, either because you have mislaid them or did not collect the originals, information on obtaining replacements can be found at Ofqual - Getting copies of exam certificates.

Please note that The Buckingham School no longer keeps certificates for more than 3 years after the date of issue by the Awarding Bodies.