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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 Gym or School 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.

The school will support students wishing to take GCSE or A level examinations in their community or heritage language. Generally, these are taken in Year 9 or 10, but students are able to take them earlier. Please speak to the Examinations Officer / Registrar, if you are interested in this.

JCQ Documents

Listed below are ‘Information for Candidates’ documents from JCQ, the examinations governing body. Please read these thoroughly.

In addition to the below timetables, students also receive an Individual Candidate Timetable, detailing the time and location of their examination, as well as their specific seat number.

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
    Tuesday 2 May – Thursday 29 June Public examinations season
    Monday 8 – Friday 12 May Year 9 Core Examinations
    Monday 19 – Tuesday 27 June Year 12 Internal Examinations
    Monday 26 – Friday 7 July Year 10 Internal Examinations
    Thursday 17 August GCE Results Day
    Thursday 24 August GCSE 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.