Exams Information

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Examinations are an inevitable part of school life.  At Herschel we aim to make the experience as stress-free as possible.

In order to increase familiarity and hopefully reduce anxiety, all learners complete formal examinations from Year 7.

We hope the information contained here is helpful.  However, should you need any help or advice please contact our examinations team.

Best of luck to those taking examinations over the coming months.  We are all rooting for you and look forward to celebrating your success in August.

Mr Schroder Examinations Officer & Data Managerrsc@herschel.slough.sch.uk

Mr Rodriguez Examinations and Data Administrator - jrd@herschel.slough.sch.uk


Qualifications and Grading 2021

As you are aware exams for summer 2021 have been cancelled by the Department for Education.

At Herschel we have just finalised our policy on how the school will be awarding grades (called assessed grades) for all students for 2021 qualifications (Year 11 and Year 13).

Assessed Grades will be evidence-based, which is not the same as a predicted grade. The evidence can be based on valid tests, assessments, classwork, coursework, essays, practical assessments and performances across the two years of study.

There are opportunities for Year 11 and Year 13 students to sit exams in the autumn term October (A Level) and November (GCSE).  If you wish to be entered for these exams, please email exams@herschel.slough.sch.uk and state which subjects you would like to be entered for. The exams office will then inform you of the entry fee and how to pay this.

Please find below a range of attachments including our Centre Policy, letters sent to parents/carers, the powerpoint used at the virtual event on 30th March and the overview of assessments taking place across April and May. You will also find information related to Appeals.

Pleas find a link to the live recording of our information event on GCSE Grading held on Tuesday 30th March https://vimeo.com/531767814/9400acf9c6 Note the recording starts 05:40 minutes in

For the A level recording visit https://vimeo.com/531772038/b64c0720b8 Note the recording starts at 06:15 minutes in.

Results days for 2021 are as follows below. You will have received information regarding this and appeals via email/Teams and Parentmail.

A level Tuesday 10th August 2021

GCSE results and Sixth Form enrolment will take place on Thursday 12th August

Should you have any queries, please email exams@herschel.slough.sch.uk

Name Date  
Power to Perform recipe booklet 15th May 2018 Download >
Prepare to Perform Advice to Parents 15th May 2018 Download >
Awarding of GCSE and A Level Grades this summer letter to parents 29th April 2021 Download >
Awarding GCSE and A level grades 2021 29th April 2021 Download >
Herschel Grammar School Centre policy 2021 29th April 2021 Download >
JCQ Guidance for Students and Parents on Summer 2021 29th April 2021 Download >
Year 11 letter Results and Appeals summer 2021 19th July 2021 Download >
Year 11 and 12 Appeals Form Summer 2021 19th July 2021 Download >
Year 13 letter Results and Appeals summer 2021 19th July 2021 Download >
Priority Year 13 Appeal Flow Chart Summer 2021 19th July 2021 Download >
Non Priority GCSE A level Appeal Flow Chart Summer 2021 19th July 2021 Download >
Year 13 Appeals form Summer 2021 9th August 2021 Download >