Exams

Examinations Timetable

Our GCSE and GCE examinations will take place between the beginning of May and the end of June.  Certificates for Summer exams should be available in November.  Please see Certificate Collection Information.

Here is the timetable for the Summer 2020 series of exams (updated 24/02/2020)

Date Start Length Board Subject Level Component Code Component Title
TBC TBA Edexcel German GCSE 1GN02F/H Speaking (F/H)
TBC TBA Edexcel Biology GCE 9BI0E Core Practicals
Mon 27th – Thurs 30th April 09:30 02:00 Edexcel BTEC Engineering L3 Unit 6, 31725H Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
Mon 4th May – Thurs 8th May 09:30 02:00 Edexcel BTEC Engineering L3 31708H Product Design & Manufacture
Mon 11th May 09:30 01:30 OCR Computer Science GCSE J276/01 Computer Systems Wrtn
Mon 11th May 09:30 03:00 Edexcel BTEC Business L3 31489H Developing a Marketing Campaign
Mon 11th May 13:30 02:30 Edexcel BTEC Sport L3 31525H Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being
Mon 11th May 13:30 01:40 Edexcel Further Maths GCE 8FM0 01 Core Pure Mathematics
Tues 12th May 09:30 01:30 Edexcel BTEC Digital IT Tech Award Level 2 21193L Effective Digital Working Practices
Tues 12th May 13:30 01:00 Edexcel BTEC Applied Science L2 20460E Principles of Applied Science
Wed 13th May 09:30 01:45 AQA English Literature GCSE 8702/1 English Literature Paper 1
Wed 13th May 09:30 01:30 AQA Further Maths L3 1350/1 Mathematical Studies Paper 1
Thurs 14th May 09:30 01:45 AQA Chemistry GCSE 8462 1F Chemistry Paper 1 Tier F
Thurs 14th May 09:30 01:45 AQA Chemistry GCSE 8462 1H Chemistry Paper 1 Tier H
Thurs 14th May 09:30 02:00 AQA Cyber Security L3 J/507/6435 Network & Cyber Security Administration
Thurs 14th May 09:30 02:00 AQA Cyber Security L3 Y/507/6424 Fundamental Principles of Computing
Thurs 14th May 13:30 01:40 Edexcel Further Maths GCE 8FM0 25/27 Further Mechanics 1 Decision Maths 1
Thurs 14th May 13:30 01:30 OCR Computer Science GCSE J276/02 Computer Sci: Comp Thnk Algrthm Prgm Wtn
Fri 15th May 13:30 02:00 Edexcel BTEC Business L3 31463H Personal and Business Finance
Mon 18th May 09:30 01:00 OCR Geography GCSE J383/1 Geog A: Living in UK Today Wrtn
Mon 18th May 13:30 00:35 Edexcel German GCSE 1GN0 1F Listening (F)
Mon 18th May 13:30 00:45 Edexcel German GCSE 1GN0 1H Listening (H)
Mon 18th May 13:30 00:45 Edexcel German GCSE 1GN0 3F Reading (F)
Mon 18th May 13:30 01:00 Edexcel German GCSE 1GN0 3H Reading (H)
Mon 18th May 13:30 02:15 OCR Physics GCE H556/1 Physics A: Modelling Physics Wrtn
Tues 19th May 09:30 01:30 Edexcel Maths GCSE 1MA1 1F Non Calculator Tier F
Tues 19th May 09:30 01:30 Edexcel Maths GCSE 1MA1 1H Non Calculator Tier H
Tues 19th May 09:30 01:30 Edexcel BTEC Sport L3 31524H Sport: Anatomy and Physiology
Tues 19th May 09:30 01:15 OCR Computer Science GCE H046/1 Comp Sci: Computing Principles Wrtn
Tues 19th May 13:30 02:00 AQA Cyber Security L3 H/507/6426 Communication Technologies
Wed 20th May 09:30 01:30 AQA Further Maths L3 1350/2 Mathematical Studies Paper 2 OptB
Wed 20th May 09:30 01:00 OCR Engineering CNAT/1&2 R105 Design Specs User Req – Wrtn
Wed 20th May 13:30 01:45 AQA Physics GCSE 8463/1F Physics Paper 1 Tier F
Wed 20th May 13:30 01:45 AQA Physics GCSE 8463/1H Physics Paper 1 Tier H
Wed 20th May 13:30 02:30 AQA Geography GCE 7037/1 Geography Adv Paper 1
Thurs 21st May 09:30 02:15 AQA English Literature GCSE 8702/2 English Literature Paper 2
Thurs 21st May 13:30 03:00 AQA English Language & Literature GCE 7707/1 English Land and Lit ADV Paper 1
Fri 22nd May 09:30 01:15 OCR Computer Science GCE H046/2 Comp Sci: Algrthms Prblm Slvng Wrtn
Fri 22nd May 13:30 01:00 OCR Engineering CNAT/1&2 R109/1 Engineering Mat Prcs & Prd Wrtn
Mon 1st June 09:30 02:30 AQA English Language & Literature GCE 7707/2 English Land and Lit ADV Paper 2
Mon 1st June 09:30 02:30 OCR Computer Science GCE H446/1 Comp Sci: Computer Systems Wrtn
Mon 1st June 13:30 02:15 OCR Physics GCE H556/2 Physics A: Exploring Physics
Tues 2nd June 09:30 01:45 AQA English Language GCSE 8700/1 English Language Paper 1
Tues 2nd June 13:30 02:15 OCR Chemistry GCE H432/1 Chem A: Prdc Tble Elmnt Phy Chm Wrtn
Wed 3rd June 09:30 01:00 OCR Geography GCSE J383/2 Geog A: World Around Us
Wed 3rd June 13:30 02:00 Edexcel BTEC Engineering L3 31706H Engineering Principles
Wed 3rd June 13:30 02:00 Edexcel Maths GCE 9MA0 01 Pure Mathematics 1
Wed 3rd June 13:30 02:15 WJEC Media Studies GCE A680U10 – 1 Media Studies Comp 1 Media Products
Thurs 4th June 09:30 01:30 Edexcel Maths GCSE 1MA1 2F Calculator (F)
Thurs 4th June 09:30 01:30 Edexcel Maths GCSE 1MA1 2H Calculator (H)
Thurs 4th June 09:30 01:45 Edexcel Biology GCE 9BI0 1 ADV. Biochem, Micro. & Gen
Thurs 4th June 13:30 02:30 AQA Geography GCE 7037/2 Geography ADV Paper 2
Fri 5th June 09:30 01:45 AQA English Language GCSE 8700/2 English Language Paper 2
Fri 5th June 09:30 02:30 AQA Product Design GCE 7552/1 D&T Product Design ADV Paper 1
Fri 5th June 13:30 01:10 Edexcel German GCSE 1GN0 4F Writing (F)
Fri 5th June 13:30 01:20 Edexcel German GCSE 1GN0 4H Writing (H)
Fri 5th June 13:30 01:30 OCR Physics GCE H556/3 Physics A: Unified Physics Wrtn
Fri 5th June 13:30 01:30 WJEC Media Studies GCSE C680U10 – 1 Media Studies COMP 1 Exploring Media
Mon 8th June 09:30 01:30 Edexcel Maths GCSE 1MA1 3F Calculator (F)
Mon 8th June 09:30 01:30 Edexcel Maths GCSE 1MA1 3H Calculator (H)
Mon 8th June 13:30 02:15 OCR Chemistry GCE H432/2 Chem A: Synths & Anlycl Tchnqs Wrtn
Mon 8th June 13:30 01:30 WJEC Media Studies GCSE C680U20 -1 Media Studies COMP2 Understanding Media
Tues 9th June 09:30 02:30 OCR Computer Science GCE H446/2 Comp Sci: Algrthms & Progrming Wrtn
Wed 10th June 09:30 01:45 AQA Chemistry GCSE 8462/2F Chemistry Paper 2 Tier F
Wed 10th June 09:30 01:45 AQA Chemistry GCSE 8462/2H Chemistry Paper 2 Tier H
Wed 10th June 13:30 02:00 Edexcel Maths GCE 9MA0 02 Pure Mathematics 2
Wed 10th June 13:30 01:45 AQA Citizenship Studies GCSE 8100/1 Citizenship Studies Paper 1
Thurs 11th June 09:30 01:30 OCR Geography GCSE J383/3 Geog A: Geographical Skll Wrtn
Thurs 11th June 09:30 01:00 OCR Engineering GCSE R113/1 Engineering: Elctrnc Principles Wrtn
Thurs 11th June 09:30 01:45 Edexcel Biology GCE 9BI0 02 ADV Phys, Evolution & Ecol
Thurs 11th June 13:30 02:30 WJEC Media Studies GCE A680U20 – 2 Media Studies COMP 2 Media Forms
Fri 12th June 09:30 01:45 AQA Physics GCSE 8463/2F Physics Paper 2 Tier F
Fri 12th June 09:30 01:45 AQA Physics GCSE 8463/2H Physics Paper 2 Tier H
Fri 12th June 09:30 01:30 AQA Product Design GCE 7552/2 D&T Product Design ADV Paper 2
Fri 12th June 13:30 02:00 Edexcel Maths GCE 9MA0 03 Statistics & Mechanics
Mon 15th June 09:30 01:45 AQA Citizenship Studies GCSE 8100/2 Citizenship Studies Paper 2
Mon 15th June 09:30 02:30 Edexcel Biology GCE 9BI0 03 Gen. & Prac. Princps in Bio
Mon 15th June 13:30 01:45 AQA Further Maths L2 8365/1 Further Maths Paper 1
Wed 17th June 09:30 01:30 OCR Chemistry GCE H432/3 Chem A: Unified Chemistry Wrtn
Thurs 18th June 09:30 01:45 AQA Further Maths L2 8365/2 Further Maths Paper 2

Dates still TBC – Smart Product Design and Manufacture (SPDM) and the EAL Pre-Apprenticeship Course – Subject teachers will advise

All students will be issued with an individual exams timetable once it has been fully confirmed, and these will supersede any previous timetables given. This is an important document and must be kept safely until your exams are finished.

Our examinations policy and examinations appeals policies can be viewed or downloaded using the links below.

Examinations Policy including Access Arrangements
Examinations Appeals Policy

Deadlines and fees apply to Enquiries About Results (EAR).  These are shown in the link below, along with the consent form that the STUDENT must complete if making enquiries.

EAR Fees & Deadlines
EAR Consent Form

Produced on behalf of: AQA, City & Guilds, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC:
Rules for Students
Below are rules that are set in place for all candidates taking exams. They should also take time to read the Exam Board Regulations.
  1. Students are to follow UTC dress code throughout the exam period
  2. Please ensure that you are outside the examination room 15 minutes prior to the start of the exam. Morning exams start at 9:15am and afternoon exams start at 1:30pm. (Exams will normally be located in the Lecture Theatre and 2T4/3)
  3. Always bring the appropriate equipment with you: Black pens only for writing, pencil, ruler, eraser and any other specialist equipment that you are advised to bring such as a calculator for Maths/Engineering/Science. This is your responsibility and these will not be supplied by the UTC. Highlighter pens can be used on question papers but not on your answer sheets or scripts. Your pencil cases MUST be transparent.
  4. Mobile phones or any technology/web enable sources of information are NOT allowed into ANY examination room, nor are watches OF ANY KIND.  Possession of any prohibited item will lead to disqualification, whether they are switched off or not when found. They must be switched off and handed to the invigilator before entering the examination room. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they do not have any prohibited items in their possession in the exam rooms.
  5. You will not be allowed to leave the examination room until the end of the exam you are taking unless you are ill or need to go to the toilet, in which case you will have to be accompanied.
  6. To attract the attention of an invigilator during the exam, raise your arm and someone will come to you, silence should be maintained throughout the exam.
  7. If any student causes a disturbance they will be removed from the exam and their paper will be cancelled.
  8. If you are going to be late for an exam please phone the school as soon as possible. If you arrive late you may or may not be allowed to take the exam.
  9. If you are unwell on the day of the exam MUST to obtain a doctor’s note.
  10. Students are allocated a candidate number which will identify you for all exams and will be on your place card on your table.

Examination Terms:

Script – The official examination paper you have used to give your answers on. These are sent away to be marked by an examiner for external exams.

Mock Exams – These are exams the school plans and organises. These are for assessment of students’ progress and for practice in exam preparation, revision and sitting exams under controlled conditions.

Centre Number – This number identifies Silverstone UTC as a centre to take examinations. You will write this on all your scripts.

Candidate Number – This is the number that is given to you when you begin to take GCSE examinations, you will keep this number with you throughout your time at the UTC. You will write this on your scripts alongside your name and Centre Number to identify your work when its sent off to the examiner.

UCI Number – (Unique Candidate Identifier) This number is also given to you when you begin to take your GCSEs. It will appear on your statement of entry and results publications.

ULN Number – The Unique Learner Number is a 10 digit number that have been allocated to learners and will appear on the candidate statement of entry and results publications. It will be theirs for life and it will never be given to another learner. It has been designed to ensure that no additional meaning can be inferred from it’s structure, for example, geographical location or level of learning.

Statement of Entry – This is a sheet produced by the school about 8 weeks before your examinations in January or June that shows your name, candidate number, ULN and UCI Number. It also shows the code, subject, tier and date of each examination you are entered for. You must check this carefully to make sure that all the details on it are correct.

Timetable – For external examinations you will receive an individual timetable soon after you have checked your statement of entry and this will show your name, form, date of birth, candidate number and UCI numbers as well as the dates, times and duration of each of your examinations. There is also a preliminary one above that you can subscribe to using google calendars.

Invigilators – These are people employed by the school to ensure that examination rules are followed during the exams and to help students during the exam if they have a query. For example you can ask them for more examination paper to write your answer on but they can’t explain a question to you.

Examination Boards – These are organisations that create the teaching courses for schools and produce your question papers. There are many of them, but Silverstone UTC uses AQA, OCR, Edexcel.