GCSE qualifications are being reformed. The new subjects are being introduced gradually, with the first wave being taught from September 2015. Subjects that have not been reformed will no longer be available for teaching from September 2018.

Reformed GCSEs:

  • Will be more demanding
  • Will be linear, so students will take their exams at the end of the course
  • Non-exam assessment will be removed or reduced in the majority of GCSEs
  • Will have a new grading scale from 9 to 1.

As a result of these changes we feel that it is important to prepare our students for the rigours nature of the new GCSE and have therefore introduced exams for every year group. Please see below the scheduled exam dates for September 2017 to July 2018.


Year Group Week Beginning


Year 7 23rd April 2018


Year 8 5th February 2018


Year 9 5th March 2018


Year 10 25th June 2018


Year 11 Pre Public Exams 1: 6th November 2017

Pre Public Exams 2: 19th February 2018 Summer Season 2018: 14th May -22nd June


Click on the right-hand side to download files with information regarding exam techniques and procedures. To access the JCQ information for candidate documents, please click here.