This area provides all the information that you will need to help you be prepared for your GCSE/GCE exams at Blue Coat School.

Please note that due to COVID-19, many dates and details for 2021 exam seasons have not yet been announced. As information is finalised we will update this page.


Autumn Exam Season

There is an opportunity for students to take exams in any GCSE/GCE subjects that they will receive a grade for in August 2020 and need to improve their grade.  They will take place as follows:

GCE A Level : Monday 5th October – Friday 23rd October 2020

GCSE: Monday 2nd November – Monday 23rd November 2020

All qualifications taken in this Autumn series will be awarded purely on written exams (no NEA element) with the exception of Art & Design. For more information, please follow the link to the Ofqual consultation outcome.


The deadlines for an entry to be requested are as follows:

GCE A Level: Friday 28th August by 3pm

GCSE (not GCSE Maths or GCSE English Language): Friday 11th September by 3pm

GCSE Maths or GCSE English Language: Friday 25th September by 3pm

Exact exam dates will be confirmed once a request has been received. Students wishing to sit these examinations must check their school emails and follow the link they have been sent.

The only exception to a request being required is any Year 12 joining Blue Coat (or those moving into Year 13) who is required to still achieve a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and/or GCSE English.  Entry for these students will be made automatically in September.


Candidate Information

Listed below are JCQ (information for candidates) documents.  It is important that you read and take note of these documents.


Exam Policies