Examinations Summer 2022

Ofqual letter to students for exam arrangements in 2022 – Ofqual Letter to Students 2022

Examination Timetable (provisional) – Exam Timetable Chronology 2022

GCSE examinations commence on Monday 16th May 2022 for Year 11 students.  There will be no ‘study leave’ for students as the Academy believes it has a responsibility to support students in preparation for their exams and completion of vocational courses.

Following the May half-term holidays all Year 11 students should attend school as normal until they have finished their exams and all vocational coursework is completed and signed off by the subject teacher.  During the time in May and June where students have already completed exams in a subject they will no longer be expected to attend that subject.  Instead, they can complete extra hours in those subject areas still to be taken or completed.  This way of working will be under the supervision of the study support teacher and/or subject teacher.

As exam time approaches clear daily routines will be communicated with parents/carers and students.  This will include an outline of expectations for attendance and registering in preparation for morning exams, booster sessions prior to exams and how days will work if there are 2 exams on 1 day.

Morning exams processes begin promptly at 08:30.

Afternoon exam processes begin promptly at 13:00.

Arrangements are always made for candidates to ensure they have appropriate comfort breaks and lunch break (where necessary) around these strict exam times.


Information for Candidates

Click on the links below to access the relevant information:

Examination Timetable (provisional) – Exam Timetable Chronology 2022

Information for Candidates from JCQ – Information for Candidates 2022

Candidate Privacy Notice – Candidate Privacy Notice 2022

Unauthorised items during exam time – Unauthorised Items Poster 2022

Warning to Candidates Poster – Warning to Candidates 2022


Links to Examination boards

Click on the links below to access the relevant information:

AQA Exam Board Homepage – AQA Home

AQA Information on 2022 Exam Changes – AQA Exam Changes 2022

Pearson Edexcel Homepage – Pearson Edexcel Home

Pearson Edexcel Student/Parent/Carer Support page – Pearson Support Pages

OCR Exam Board Homepage – OCR Exam Board Homepage

OCR Student Support Pages – OCR Student Support


Results Collection

Examination results will be available on Thursday 25th August 2022 between 10:00 and 12:00.  Results arrangements will be communicated during the summer holiday.  Results not picked up or posted out by 15:00 on Thursday 25th August 2022 will not be available for collection until the school reopens in early September 2022.  If you are collecting results at the start of the new academic year 2022/2023 please go to reception to pick up results via the visitor entrance and main reception door at the front of the academy.

Students will only be allowed to collect their own result sheets and will not be able to ask for those of other students.  In the event that a student is unable to attend they will need to give written consent for a parent/carer to collect results on their behalf.  If this is not possible result sheets can be posted to your home address if you provide a written request into office@beaconacademy.co.uk.  This request should be received by the deadline of Thursday 30th June 2022.

Results collected on 25th August 2022 will be provided as official statements of results which are accepted by colleges and employers as confirmation of your grades.



Official examination certificates are not available until early November.  This is due to the time it takes for examination boards to print official certificates once results are confirmed on 25th August 2022.  The academy will make further contact with arrangements for issuing certificates in the Autumn Term of 2022.