Examinations

At Ditton Park Academy, we aim to make the exams experience as stress-free as possible. In order to increase familiarity and hopefully reduce anxiety, all learners from Year 7 onwards complete exams in formal settings.

We highly recommend that you read the information contained in this section in order to gain an understanding of the exams process and the relevant services available. Please do not hesitate to contact our exams officer should you need any help or advice.

We wish all the very best to those taking examinations over the coming months and look forward to celebrating their success in August.

Mrs S Khuram Examinations Officer – s.khuram@dittonparkacademy.co.uk
 

GCSE Year 11 and 13 Mock Exams - January 2021

Year 11

Year 13

Year 13 Final BTEC unit Exams 

 

 

  1. Information about new GCSEs.

The government has recently carried out a series of reforms to GCSEs. The following documents will help you understand the changes.

Ofqual GCSE Reforms.pdf

GCSE Factsheet for Parents.pdf

New Grading System- revised.pdf

 

  1. Exams Information

Please read through the following documents which gives detailed information about examination process at Ditton Park Academy.

Examination Guidance to Parents and Students 2020-21

DPA- Exam Boards

 

  1. JCQ Information to Candidates

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) have published their guidance for students sitting examinations. All students must read these as failure to follow the rules and regulations they set out can result in disqualification.

If anyone has any questions regarding these documents, please speak to the Exams Officer for more information.

Summer 2020 Ofqual Results Guide for Students as of 7th August 2020

Summer 2020 Ofqual Guidance on Appeals as of 7th August 2020

JCQ Information to Candidates - Coursework

JCQ Information to Candidates - NEA 2020/21

JCQ Information to Candidates - Onscreen Test 2020/21

JCQ Information to Candidates - Privacy Notice 2020/21

JCQ Information to Candidates - Social Media 2020/21

JCQ Information to Candidates - Written Exams 2020/21

Year 11 Summer Grading 2020

Letter to Students - summer grading 2020

Summer 2020 Grading Guidance

 

I would like to bring to your attention two parts of the guide / letter which I feel are important enough to re-iterate here:

  • Firstly, as it represents a shift from the previous governmental advice, although the original plans indicated that results may be available in July, this latest detail now commits to release grades before “the dates they were expected in August and ideally will be issued a little earlier”.

 

  • Secondly, to avoid any disappointed parents or students calling in to the Academy, schools will not be allowed to share any provisional grades supplied to the exam boards with pupils or parents. Any queries along these lines will be redirected to this advice.

As before we will ensure that we update you when any additional information or detail is received.

Chris McNab          Luke Cameron

Principal                 Senior Assistant Principal - Data

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Student Guide Summer 2020 6.8.2020 12.30 19th Aug 2020 Download
Exams Date  
Year 11 Januray Mock Exam Timetable 27th Nov 2020 Download
Year 13 Januray Mock Exam Timetable 27th Nov 2020 Download
Timetable for Vocational Exams in January 2021 27th Nov 2020 Download
Examination Re-sit Form 16th Sep 2019 Download
Ofqual GCSE Reforms 04th Feb 2020 Download
Examination Guidance to Parents and Students 2019 20 04th Feb 2020 Download
New Grading System revised 04th Feb 2020 Download
Exams Contingency Arrangements 2019 20 04th Feb 2020 Download
Time Table for Website 04th Feb 2020 Download
DPA Exam Boards 2019 20 04th Feb 2020 Download
BTEC Time table Jan 2020 04th Feb 2020 Download
Year 11 Mock Exams Timetable staff 04th Feb 2020 Download
Year 11 Mock Exams Timetable 04th Feb 2020 Download
Information for candidates onscreen tests 2019 20 04th Feb 2020 Download
Information for candidates Privacy Notice 2019 20 04th Feb 2020 Download
Information for candidates written exams 2019 20 04th Feb 2020 Download
Information for candidates Coursework 2019 20 04th Feb 2020 Download
JCQ Social Media 2019 20 04th Feb 2020 Download
Information for candidates NEA 2019 20 04th Feb 2020 Download
GCSE Factsheet for Parents 04th Feb 2020 Download
Home Learning 21st Feb 2020 Download
Time Table for Website 2020 11th Mar 2020 Download
Time Table for Website Year 12 2020 11th Mar 2020 Download
Student Guide Summer 2020 6.8.2020 12.30 19th Aug 2020 Download
Student Guide Summer 2020 6.8.2020 12.30 19th Aug 2020 Download
Information for students about malpractice 7 8 2020 19th Aug 2020 Download
Information for students about malpractice 7 8 2020 19th Aug 2020 Download
Time Table for Website Nov 2020 05th Oct 2020 Download
Examination Guidance to Parents and Students 2020 21 05th Oct 2020 Download
DPA Exam Boards 2020 21 05th Oct 2020 Download
Information for candidates Coursework 2020 21 05th Oct 2020 Download
Information for candidates NEA 2020 21 05th Oct 2020 Download
Information for candidates Onscreen Test 2020 21 05th Oct 2020 Download
Information for candidates Privacy Notice 2020 21 05th Oct 2020 Download
Information for candidates Social Media 2020 21 05th Oct 2020 Download
Information for candidates Written Exams 2020 21 05th Oct 2020 Download