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

If you have any queries at any point, please come up to the Exams Office.


Candidate Information

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


Exam Essentials

Listed below is the suggested key stationery that students will need for each exam

  • Black pens x 2
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Calculator (if permitted)
  • Protractor
  • Compass
  • Clear pencil case
  • Clear water bottle with no label


Exams Timetable

Summer Exams

You will be issued with a statement of entry in January.  This will detail the exams that you will be entered for.  It is important that you check all your subjects are on this statement and also that your name is spelt correctly.  In March/April, you will be issued with your individual timetable.


If anything is not clear on your timetable, please come to the Exams Office to ask.



Resits can only be taken at certain times of the year depending on subject and student age. Please come to the Exams Office to discuss resit options.


Results and Certificates

Results will be available as follows:

  • GCE results day – Thursday 13th August 2020
  • GCSE results day – Thursday 20th August 2020

Information regarding times that results will be available to collect will be advised in the Summer term.

If you will not be able to collect your results, please come to the Exams Office by Friday 3rd July 2020 to discuss options.

Certificates for courses completed in the summer will be available for collection at the annual Prizegiving event held in December.  If you are unable to attend and if you are still a student at Blue Coat, you will be advised when your certificates are available for collection.   If you have left Blue Coat, you need to come to the main reception with photo ID.  If you are unable to collect your certificates, please contact the Exams Office to discuss options.

Please note that we will only keep certificates for a period of 24 months from the date of issue.  Any certificates that are not collected during this period will be securely destroyed or returned to the relevant exam board.



Below is the appeals procedure for internally marked assessments, and the form which needs to be completed if you wish to appeal your mark.

For deadline dates, please speak to your subject teacher, or come to the exams office.


NEA Appeal Form
Review Of Marking - Centre Assessed Marks


Exam Boards

These are the exam boards for 2019/2020.


Exam Policies