Exam Information

“The achievement of our students consistently places our sixth form as one of the top achieving sixth forms locally. Students leaving The New Sixth progress to some of the very best academic institutions including Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group.”


Who to contact for help and advice

Mrs H Quinn – Examinations Officer

Miss L Butler – Director of Sixth Form 

Preparing yourself for exams

Students are strongly advised to read the following advice guide that has been produced to help support you as you prepare for exams. It contains essential information regarding what is expected of you during exams, as well as some helpful advice on what you can (and can’t) do.

Most of the examination boards have useful pages on their websites for parents and students, a list of these can be found below.

Advice for Parents

Exam Timetables

Timetables for summer exams are issued in early spring once the entries have been made. The timetables will be published once the entries have been finalised.

Year 12 Exam Timetables

Year 13 Exam Timetables

Please note individual dates are subject to change and we strongly advise students and parents to wait for their personalised timetable before making any holiday arrangements or travel plans.

Results Dates for 2019

A level Results Day
Thursday 15 August 2019 from 9.00am
Atrium of Gateway

GCSE Results Day
Thursday 22 August 2019 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Bond Pavilion, Main Building

What to do on Results Day

All students are required to collect their results from The New Sixth on Results Day. If you are unable to collect on the day, you may nominate someone to collect them on your behalf, or you can have them sent to your home address. In either case, you will need to complete the form below and return to the Exams Officer, as detailed.


Your certificates are very important for your future; all employers, colleges and universities will ask to see these. Please collect them from the school from December following your exams. If you are unable to collect them in person, please write a letter to authorise a friend/relative to collect them on your behalf.

Replacement certificates can be ordered from the relevant Exam board. An application form will need to be completed for each Exam board and sent with a cheque to gain replacements.

JCQ Official Exam Regulations

Exam Boards

The School uses the following Examination Boards:

AQA www.aqa.org.uk

Pearson uk.pearson.com

Edexcel www.edexcel.com

OCR www.ocr.org.uk

WJEC www.wjec.co.uk

CIE www.cambridgeinternational.org