Exams and Certificates

Summer 2023 Examinations

Individual exam timetables will be issued soon by email. Please click below for our general Summer 2023 examinations timetable.

Please note, there are three contingency dates where students must be available to come into school. The dates are shown on the timetable and the final date is Wednesday 28th June 2023.

The designation of ‘contingency days’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or significant local disruption to examinations.

It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations.

Summer 2022 Exam Certificates Collection

Summer 2022 exam certificates will be available to collect from Main Reception from Monday 5th December, during term time between 8am and 4pm.

Should students be unable to collect your certificates in person, they can nominate someone to collect them on their behalf by completing a copy of the "Candidate Permission Form For Certificate Collection." This form must be brought into school when certificates are collected by anyone other than the person name on the certificates. The person collecting certificates on behalf of someone must also bring photo ID.

Legally we only have to hold onto certificates for one year, so collecting them as soon as possible is recommended.

Important Exam Information for Candidates

‘Post-Results’ Services

If you believe there has been an error in producing one or more of your exam results, you should use our ‘post-results’ service.  We work with the awarding bodies to allow:

  • Access to your marked scripts, to help you decide if you think an error has been made
  • Clerical check, to ensure all your marks have been added correctly
  • Review of marking, where a senior examiner will judge whether the original marker awarded marks appropriately and in line with the mark scheme
  • Appeals, if you believe any of the post-results review processes were not carried out properly by the board.
  • Resits.  It is possible to resit GCSE Maths and/or English in November if you do not get a grade 4 or higher.  You should ask to be entered for any resit in the institution you are studying in in September.  If you go to college, you should be entered by the college and not South Craven.

Most post-results services have a fee.  Details can be found in your results pack.

If you wish to access any post-results services or have any questions about them, please speak to the exams team on results day or email exams@southcraven.org.

Ofqual, the government department responsible for all qualifications have a useful blog post on how GCSE and A Level grades will be awarded in summer 2022.


You will get a ‘Statement of Results’ on the results day, which can use as proof of results to get on courses at other institutions. 

Official certificates are produced later in the year, provisionally available to collect from Monday 5th December, when all results and any appeals are finalised.

Lost Exam Certificates

We do not have duplicates exam certificates for students who have left over one year ago. The only organisations that can replace them are the exam boards that awarded them. Most exam boards will charge you for their replacement.

Exam Board Details

The following exam board details are the ones used by South Craven School.

Oxford and Cambridge and RSA Exam Board
parents/lost-or-incorrect- certificates/
01223 553 998
University of London and BTEC Examinations
support/Services/replacement- certificates.html

08456 180 440

Formerly AEB and NEAB awarding bodies
www.aqa.org.uk/help- and-contacts/past-results Email:
Welsh Joint Education Committee
http://wjec.co.uk/about-us/contact- us/index.html Telephone:
02920 265 000

Plagiarism Monitoring

We have recently started using PlagScan to monitor coursework submissions for plagiarism – this is great preparation for students going onto University where monitoring takes place as a matter of course.

Be Exam Smart

Click the link below for guidance for students, parents and schools to help students avoid making mistakes which could lose them marks or lead to disqualification from an exam from GOV.UK.