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Examinations are a key part of school life at Isleworth & Syon, providing valuable information on how well students are progressing with their learning. At Key Stage 3, examinations in core subjects (English, mathematics and science) are held in the Sports Hall, according to the external rules and regulations that govern public examinations such as GCSEs. This is to give students the experience of sitting their examinations at their own examination desk rather than at a shared desk, and being supervised by independent invigilators and observing all processes they will have to do later in their education. Examinations in non-core subjects are taken during lessons in classrooms.

At Key Stage 4, mocks and pre-public examinations will be held in all subjects that have an examined component. They will be held under formal examination conditions and will not generally be in lessons. Year 10 students will sit BTEC, Statistics GCSE and Edexcel Mathematics Award examinations as appropriate.

During Key Stage 5, internal examinations are taken at the end of Year 12 and public examinations at the end of Year 13. There will be some exceptions to this – for example, university admissions tests, vocational examinations, or subjects which have not yet transferred to new syllabi.

Key Documents

All students sitting examinations should read the Examinations Handbook below thoroughly:

  • Examinations Handbook
  • Internal Appeals Procedures
  • Listed below are ‘Information for Candidates’ documents from JCQ, the examinations governing body. Please read these thoroughly.

    Before any public examination, students receive an Individual Candidate Timetable (containing official confirmation of their entry and their seat number). These are emailed to parents/carers and students.

    During examination seasons, PDF summaries of the entire season will be posted here. Examinations can also be found in the calendar.

    Note: the Year 11 timetable also includes details of compulsory sessions which all students must attend. We also recommend that Year 11 parents/carers check out this revision guidance sheet which details what students can do subject-by-subject.

  • MORE: Access revision resources to maximise student progress.
  • Please access the school calendar to view all of the upcoming examinations for this season. Below is a summary of key dates.

    Date Event
    Friday 8 December – Thursday 21 December 2017 Year 11 Mock Examinations
    Monday 8 – Monday 15 January 2018 Key Stage 5 Pre-Public Examinations
    Monday 5 – Friday 9 March 2018 Year 11 Pre-Public Examinations
    Monday 14 May – Friday 22 June 2018 Public Examinations season
    Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 May 2018 Year 9 Core Examinations
    Monday 18 – Friday 29 June 2018 Year 7, 8 & 12 Internal Examinations
    Monday 25 – Friday 6 July 2018 Year 10 Internal Examinations
    Thursday 16 August 2018 GCE Results Day
    Thursday 23 August 2018 GCSE & Level 2 Results Day
    Sixth Form enrolment
    Isleworth & Syon sets examinations from five examination boards: AQA, Pearson (Edexcel), OCR, WJEC and CIE. Click on a heading below to easily access past examination papers and subject specifications for each of the boards. When clicking the ‘specifications’ link, select your subject from the list and then click the appropriate qualification.