Exams are a crucial part of your life and Elliott Hudson College will make every effort to ensure you receive the best possible preparation, that administrative arrangements run smoothly and that exams are conducted in a way that will make the experience stress-free and successful.

The Exams Officer is Mrs S Holden. Please email any queries to [email protected], or ask at Reception.

GCSE Re-Sits November
Year 13 Mock Exams December
Year 12 Mock Exams May
Summer Exams May – June

The entry deadline for re-sitting exams in the Autumn series is Friday 4 September for A-level, AS level and Cambridge Technicals. Entries received after this date will incur a late entry fee. Please email all requests to sit exams during the Autumn series to [email protected].

If you have just joined EHC in year 12 and wish to re-sit GCSE’s (expect English and Maths where your grade was 3 or below) you need to arrange this through the secondary school which you previously attended.

Exam timetables for Autumn exams can be found on the individual exam board’s websites.

Morning exams start at 9.00am and afternoon exams at 1.30pm. You must arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start time. Registration takes place in the Student Services quad, behind the Hall. Please ensure that all personal belongings including any mobile phones, smart watches or other internet enabled technology are stored away either in your locker, or in the changing rooms near room 1.07.

Timetables will be sent out to students at least 2 weeks prior to the first exam of each season. Paper copies will be handed out in tutorials and electronic copies sent out to your student email address, with an additional copy sent by email to your parent/carer. Your calendar will update to show all of your exams, the room you are in and your seat number.

Seat numbers can change right up until just before the start of the exam, so it is always advisable to double check the seating plan, which is displayed on the Exams Noticeboard, at the back of the Hall, just before your exam.

Please note that Tuesday 29 June 2021 has been designated as a contingency day. All candidates must remain available until this day.

November 2020 Timetable

If you are unwell or have been affected by circumstances outside your control at the time of your exam please inform the Exams Officer. Should these circumstances affect your performance during your exams, a request for Special Consideration can be made afterwards. This is a post-examination adjustment based on your individual situation and is at the exam board’s discretion.

If you are unable to attend an exam due to illness or some other serious reason, you must contact college Reception as soon as possible, or at the latest, 8.00 am on the day of your exam. If appropriate, medical evidence must be provided stating your illness, specific dates and that you were unfit to take the exam.

Misreading your timetable is not an acceptable reason for absence.

Access Arrangements such as readers, scribes or extra time are pre-examination adjustments based on an evidence of need and a student’s normal way or working. They allow candidates to access the examinations/assessments without being disadvantaged. The need for an access arrangement has to be assessed by an independent, qualified assessor and an application is then submitted to each exam board. If you had an access arrangement for your GCSEs, or you feel that you may qualify for one, please inform your Progress Tutor, so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

Non-examination assessments and coursework are subject to JCQ rules and regulations. The regulations state that:

  • “the work which you submit for assessment must be your own”
  • “you must not copy from someone else or allow another candidate to copy from you”

If you copy the work or ideas of others and don’t show your sources in references, this will be considered as cheating (see Plagiarism section of the Student Handbook).

Internal Appeals Procedure

Entry opens 1 September each year and you will need to complete the online test request form (please click the link below). The BMAT and TMUA are chargeable tests and you must pay for this via ParentPay before the entry deadline. The Exams Officer will email you with payment instructions.

Link to form

The college deadline for requesting these tests is 12 October for all except BMAT and TMUA which are 28 September. The dates given below are the official dates set by the Admissions Testing service, college dates are earlier to allow time for your request to be processed.

If you require further information please speak to the Alliance Team or Exams Officer.

For general information on early entry tests please visit www.admissionstesting.org

Please note, we are unable to accept requests for private entries.

Available tests, fees and deadlines:

Test Name Entry Deadline Test Date Fee
BMAT (Computer Based) 1 October 2020 4 November 2020 £59
CAT 15 October 2020 4 November 2020 No Charge
CTMUA (Computer Based) 15 October 2020 5 November 2020 No Charge
ECAA 15 October 2020 5 November 2020 No charge
ELAT 15 October 2020 4 November 2020 No Charge
ENGAA 15 October 2020 5 November 2020 No charge
HAT 15 October 2020 5 November 2020 No Charge
MAT 15 October 2020 4 November 2020 No Charge
MLAT 15 October 2020 4 November 2020 No Charge
NSAA 15 October 2020 5 November 2020 No charge
OLAT 15 October 2020 4 November 2020 No Charge
PAT 15 October 2020 5 November 2020 No Charge
PHIL 15 October 2020 4 November 2020 No Charge
TMUA (Computer Based) 1 October 2020 5 November 2020 £55
TSA (Computer Based) 15 October 2020 5 November 2020 No Charge
TSA1 (Computer Based) 15 October 2020 5 November 2020 No Charge

Abbreviations:

BMAT BioMedical Admissions Test
CAT Classics Admissions Test
CTMUA Cambridge Test of Mathematics for University Admission
ECAA Economics Admissions Assessment
ELAT English Literature Admissions Test
ENGAA Engineering Admissions Assessment
HAT History Aptitude Test
MAT Mathematics Admissions Test
MLAT Modern Languages Admissions Tests
NSAA Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment
OLAT Oriental Languages Aptitude Test
PAT Physics Aptitude Test
PHIL Philosophy Test
TMUA Test of Mathematics for University Admissions
TSA Thinking Skills Assessment (Oxford)
TSA1 Thinking Skills Assessment (Cambridge)

Results must always be collected in person, unless you have given prior written consent for someone else to collect them on your behalf. Please complete a Third Party Authorisation Form (below), or email [email protected] stating your name, the person you have nominated and that you give consent for them to collect your results. The person who collects your results must have photo ID. If you want your results to be posted out, a self addressed, stamped envelope must be handed in to the Exams Officer before results day.

  • Autumn Re-sits – Thursday 17 December 2020
  • November GCSE Re-sits – Thursday 14 January 2021
  • A-levels/Cambridge Technicals/Level 3 – Thursday 19 August 2021
  • GCSE – Thursday 26 August 2021

Certificates will be available to collect at the following times:

  • November certificates –  March
  • January certificates – April
  • Summer certificates – December

Specific information regarding how and when to collect your certificates will be displayed on the college website nearer the time.

As with results, certificates must always be collected in person, unless you have given prior written permission for someone else to collect them on your behalf. A hand written letter, or email to [email protected] will be accepted. The person who collects your certificates must have photo ID. If you want your certificates to be posted out, a self addressed, stamped envelope (sufficient to hold an A4 certificate) must be provided to the Exams Officer.

Certificates are kept for 4 years from the time of issue and then confidentially destroyed. Please contact the exams boards if you need to order replacement certificates, charges will apply.

Third Party Collection Form

JCQ Candidate Information Documents

JCQ – Coursework
JCQ – NEA
JCQ – No Mobile Phones
JCQ – On-screen Tests
JCQ – Social Media
JCQ – Warning To Candidates
JCQ – Written Exams
JCQ – Privacy Notice
Malpractice Policy