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The Buckingham School

The Buckingham School

Exams Information

Letters & Communications

Procedures for Results Day 2021
Year 11/13 Examinations Results 2021 - Letter dated 11 March 2021
Year 10 & Year 12 Mock Exams - letter dated 14 May 2021
Mock Timetable - Summer 2021
Ofqual Guide - Student Guide to awarding Summer 2021


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:

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 

Warning Notice 

No Mobile Phones

Non Examination Assessments (NEAs)

Exams and Internal Appeals - Schools Systems Policy

Exams Contingency Plan 2020

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.