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 2018 to July 2019.


Year Group Week Beginning


Year 7 29th April 2019


Year 8 11th February 2019


Year 9 11th March 2019


Year 10 24th June 2019


Year 11 Pre Public Exams 1: 5th November 2018

Pre Public Exams 2: 4th February 2019

Summer Season 2019: 13th May – 26th June 2019


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.