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.


Summer 2021 Exam Season

Summer 2021 Grading Process

These are the documents that will help explain how Blue Coat will be awarding grades this summer.

Further to the announcement from the DfE on Thursday 25th February, these are now the current results days:

  • A Level, AS Level & other Level 3 qualifications : Tuesday 10th August 2021
  • GCSEs and other Level 1/2 qualifications : Thursday 12th August 2021

Please see below links to the press releases (dated 25/02/2021) from the DfE & Ofqual confirming how exams will be graded this year:


Results Summer 2021

Year 12 A Level Results Day : Tuesday 10th August 2021

Year 10 GCSE Results Day: Thursday 12th August

Year 13 A Level Results Day : Tuesday 10th August

Year 11 GCSE Results Day : Thursday 12th August


If you have any questions/queries about your Blue Coat 6th Form offer, please email Mrs Henden or Miss Davoile who will be able to help you.


Appeals Summer 2021

These attachments will advise how the Appeals process will work for results from Summer 2021.  Please note you cannot request a review/appeal before you receive your results and you have to request a Stage 1 Centre Review before you can proceed to a Stage 2 Appeal.

Link to request a Stage 1 Centre Review is https://forms.office.com/r/B9CmmmDNV3.


Autumn Exams

If you received a GCSE or A level grade this summer, then the qualification can be resat in the Autumn term.  If you would like to resit any exams in the Autumn, you will need to submit a request via this link https://forms.office.com/r/YJNrkaiA3E.

Please think very carefully if you wish to sit exams and the impact this may have on your future path.  The entry deadline for A Levels is Friday 3rd September 2021 and for GCSEs it is Thursday 30th September 2021.


Collecting Examination Certificates

Exam certificates come directly to the school and are not sent to individual students. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that certificates are collected from the school within 24 months of issue. Certificates not collected within 24 months will be securely destroyed and students are liable for the cost of a replacement certificate. Students are advised to contact the school to ensure that their certificate is available for collection before making arrangements to attend. When collecting certificates, students should bring appropriate photo ID with them, such as a passport or driving licence. This must be pre-arranged with 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 Policies