Qualifications and Examinations

Updates Regarding Assessments 2022

> Exam Guidance for Students, Parents and Carers - Summer 2022

> Letter to Parents, Carers and Students Re Y11 PPE - 9th February 2022

> Year 11 PPE2 Subject Topic Lists - 9th February 2022

> Letter to Parents, Carers and Students Re Y13 PPE2 - 4th February 2022

> Letter to Parents, Carers and Students Re Y11 & Y13 PPE 2 Window - 24th January 2022

> Letter to Parents, Carers and Students Re Update Regarding Next Round of PPEs/Mock Exams - 3rd December 2021

> Letter to Parents, Carers and Students Re Contingency Arrangements for Summer 2022 Examinations - 23rd November 2021

> Letter to Parents, Carers and Students Re Changes to the Assessment of GCSEs, AS and A Levels in 2022 - 30th September 2021

> JCQ - FAQ for Students

> Ofqual - Additional Help for Students Taking Exams in Summer 2022

For further information regarding Year 11 and 13 please go to the specific RWS11 and RWS13 pages on this website:

> RWS11

> RWS13

Update Re Exams in January and February 2022

The Department for Education (DfE) has clarified whether or not students are expected to wear face coverings in vocational exams, that are due to take place in January and February 2022:

“Following the temporary reintroduction of face coverings in classrooms, the public health guidance to support exams was updated on Sunday 2 January. This guidance sets out that we would not ordinarily expect candidates and invigilators to wear face coverings during exams and assessments, but only on arrival and departure. Both candidates and invigilators may wear face coverings if they wish to do so.”

Exam Contingency Day 2022

The awarding bodies have designated Wednesday 29th June 2022 as a Contingency Day for examinations. This is an additional day at the end of the exam period which will be used in the event of national or significant local disruption to the examinations. All examination candidates should ensure that they are available until 29th June 2022 should there be exceptional circumstances that require an awarding body to reschedule an examination.


It is the aim of Ravens Wood School to make the examination experience as stress-free and successful as possible for all candidates.

Hopefully, this section of the website will prove informative and helpful. Information on this page will relate to examination regulations and the procedures to follow as students prepare for examinations at Ravens Wood. A detailed information booklet is available here to explain the process in more detail. Please also refer to our Examinations Policies which can be found on our School Policies Page.

The Awarding Bodies (Examination Boards) set strict criteria which must be followed for the conduct of examinations and Ravens Wood School is required to follow these precisely. You should therefore, pay particular attention to the JCQ Information to Candidates, Controlled Assessments, Non-Examination Assessments and Coursework documents which can be found on the JCQ website.

If there are any queries at any time before, during or after the examinations please contact:

Examinations Officer: Mrs L Say - lsa@rws.uk.net

Examinations Office Telephone Number: 01689 869934

Examination Information for Students and Guardians

Please find below documents containing essential information for students & guardians. These documents must be read and adhered to for all public exams. Please ensure you read and understand them prior to all exams.

Guidance & Information for Students & Guardians
Information for Candidates - Coursework
Information for Candidates - NEA
Information for Candidates - Onscreen Tests
Information for Candidates - Privacy Notice
Information for Candidates - Social Media
Information for Candidates - Written Exams
Exam Room Poster - Unauthorised Items
Exam Room Poster - Warning to Candidates