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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.

  • Year 11 Mock Examinations
  • MORE: Access revision resources to maximise student progress.
  • Please access the school calendar to view all of the upcoming examinations for this season. A summary of key dates will be posted in September.

    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.