Exam Information

This page contains all information related to exams, including timetables, exam protocols, letters, and revision guidance.

Keep in mind that there is a vast array of support available to you at school. If there's anything that could assist you in being successful, particularly during this period, don't hesitate to reach out and inform a staff member.


Exam Timetables

The summer exam timetables for 2024 are linked below.

Exams are scheduled in common slots agreed by all exam boards under the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). Each exam must be taken on the specified day and time. 


On your exam day

This checklist will help you to be as prepared as possible for your exams, so that on the day itself you can focus on doing your best.

JCQ - Tips on the day of your exam


Equipment List for Exams

It is the candidate's responsibility to provide all the equipment needed to complete the exam paper/s.

All equipment must be in a clear plastic pencil case or clear plastic bag.

Calculators must be provided by the candidate and conform with the JCQ regulations, please remove the cover before you enter the room.

  • Black ink/Black ballpoint pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Ruler graduated in CM/MM
  • Eraser
  • Protractor (Check exam requirements)
  • Compass (Check exam requirements)
  • Calculator (Check exam requirements)
  • Colour Pencils (Check exam requirements)

JCQ ​​Advice - Using Calculators in Exams

Calculators in Exams

Additional Information

Food and drink in exam rooms 

JCQ Regulations for students


On your exam day

This checklist will help you to be as prepared as possible for your exams, so that on the day itself you can focus on doing your best.

Anxiety & Exam Stress Resources

Title Description Length of Time Link
Managing Anxiety in Your Teens  This video is a webinar aimed at teenagers. We look at how anxiety is experienced in the body and how our anxious thoughts and feelings can lead to unhelpful behaviours (e.g. avoidance). We then focus on a range of techniques to manage our anxious thoughts and feelings and look at how else we can minimise or reduce the impact of anxiety. If you are a young person attending a school within Merton, Sutton, Richmond or Wandsworth, you may be able to access the free workbook that goes with this webinar. Please contact your pastoral department to see whether our service is working with your school, so that we can send you a copy. 20 mins https://youtu.be/boYXxsZb4EA
How to Manage Rumination and Overthinking This video is aimed at those who struggle with rumination, a type of over-thinking that can lead us feeling stuck and overwhelmed.  We provide some practical tips that can help you to re-focus your attention and to stop you from being caught up in a vicious cycle. 5mins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU0Ocyk3kj0
Coping with exam stress This is a webinar for secondary school students. It covers common experiences you might have when faced with exams and talks through a number of coping strategies that you might find helpful. Good luck! 22mins  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgkyhVMxQHY
Sleep – Top Tips for Teens Relaxation  This is a short video for teenagers offering advice about to use relaxation strategies in order to have a better night's sleep. 3mins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFQEHy-P_Bk


Parenting unmotivated and fed up teenagers: what can parents do to help? This talk was recorded live during lockdown but focuses generally on practical ways for parents to open discussions with reluctant teens. It also helps parents think about how to plan together with their child to get them re-engaged in activities they used to enjoy. 45mins



Contingency and Results Days

Summer 2024

All awarding bodies have designated Thursday 8th June, Thursday 13th June and Wednesday 26th June 2024 as ‘contingency days’ for examinations.

The designation of ‘contingency days’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of a national or significant local disruption to examinations in the United Kingdom. It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations.

JCQ CONTINGENCY DATES: 6th June pm/13th June pm/26th June all day - all students should be available for these dates.


Result days summer 2024

  • GCE – Thursday 15th August 2024 (Located in Central Building)
  • GCSE – Thursday 22nd August 202 (Located in East Hall)

All result collections will be held during the morning between 9.00 and 11.00am

Post Results

Certificate collections are typically scheduled towards the end of the year. Communication will be sent home to parents and students detailing the specific dates and times they can collect their certificates. If you have any issues collecting your certificates please email: 


Mrs R Dennis - Exams Manager