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Examinations

Thurston Community CollegeYear 10 GCSE
With the introduction of the new linear style GCSE examinations, Year 10 students sit the majority of their examinations at the end of Year 11. Students studying Cambridge Nationals (ICT and Science) will have examinations in Year 10.

Year 11 GCSE Examinations
Examinations are held in May / June and are the conclusion of a their secondary education. Students will be prepared for these examinations via their tutors, subject teachers and by way of the Mock Examination.

Year 12 and 13 GCE (A level) Examinations
Examinations and resits are held in May / June each year.  Year 12 students study for an AS grade and Year 13 students for an A2 grade.

Examinations
ALL examinations are externally assessed and undertaken under strict rules and guidelines. Students are provided with advice and guidance on preparation and conduct. Additionally a Handbook is provided for the benefit of students which will outline preparation and examination conduct.

Controlled Assessment / Coursework Assessment
Some subjects have Controlled Assessments or coursework assessments in addition to written examinations which will be taken prior to any written examination – please contact your subject teacher for more information.

Examination Entrance Fees
Students entering for external examinations at the end of their courses normally have the necessary fees paid by the College from the budget delegated by the Local Authority. Candidates who enter examinations other than at the end of a College course will normally be expected to pay their own entry fee. Likewise any resit fees are also charged. Fees for GCSEs are approximately £30.00 per GCSE. Fees for GCE are normally £20 per unit.

Summer 2018 Examination Timetable (GCSE and GCE)

Examination Results Days:       GCE Results Day Thursday 16 August 2018

Students can collect their results in person from the Hall on the Beyton Campus from 0900. If students are unable to attend in person then they can find out their results on the GO4Schools system from 1200.

Students can nominate a relative to collect results for them. In which case the person picking up the results must have a signed note from the student and show photo identity when they collect the results.

Results will not be given out over the phone.

If a student has urgent needs on results day, they can come in for support at 0800. All other students should come to collect their results at 0900.

                            GCSE Results Day        Thursday 23 August 2018

Students can collect their results in person from the Hall on the Beyton Campus from 0900. If students are unable to attend in person, they can find out their results on the GO4Schools system from 1200.

Students can nominate a relative to collect results for them. In which case the person picking up the results must have a signed note from the student and show photo identity when they collect the results.

Results will not be given out over the phone.

If a student is planning to come to Thurston Sixth, they must enrol at Beyton on results day or email Sixth.admin@thurstoncollege.suffolk.sch.uk and state that they wish to enrol at Thurston Sixth. If a student has queries on results days, for example they haven’t met the entry requirements or would like to change course, they will be able to meet with Paul Potter (Vice Principal) and his team on the day.

If a student has an issue but is not able to come on the day then please contact us at the above email address to organise an appointment at a later date.


Examinations Officer:  Mr Kevin Smith    01359 230885  extension 1181