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Exams

Full details of public and internal examinations can be found in this section of the website.

For specific enquiries please contact our Examinations Officer, Ms Carly Adams on 01277 238350 or Examinations Assistant Mrs Clare Bates on 01277 238 321 or via email at exams@st-martins.essex.sch.uk

Boards and Codes 

Replacement Certificates 

Many employers & universities are insisting on seeing actual certificates for your qualifications.

If you have lost your certificates, you will need to complete an application form for each exam board and pay them directly. Each form will outline the cost involved but it is usually around £50 per certificate.

An alternative is to request a certified statement of results, but employers and/or universities may not be willing to accept them, so it is advisable to check first.

To apply for a replacement certificate or certified statement of results, simply visit the below web pages, depending on which exam board the subject was with, and follow their instructions for requesting replacement certificates.

AQA - http://www.aqa.org.uk/help-and-contacts/past-results

Edexcel - http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/Services/replacement-certificates.html

OCR -  http://www.ocr.org.uk/ocr-for/learners-and-parents/lost-or-incorrect-certificates/ 

Enquiries About Results  

EAR Service 1: Clerical Check

This service constitutes a re-check of all clerical procedures which lead to the issue of a result.  This service might be considered when anomalous results have been issued for one candidate, compared to the rest of the cohort. 

This service includes the following checks:

  • All parts of the script have been marked
  • The totalling of marks
  • The recording of marks
  • The application, where applicable, of any special consideration — please indicate on your application      if special consideration was requested at the time of the examination.

Candidates’ grades or uniform mark score (UMS) can go up or down.

The examination boards aim to complete the enquiry within 20 days of acknowledging the request.

EAR Service type 2: post results review of marking of externally assessed components

This is a post-results review of the original marking to ensure that the agreed mark scheme has been applied correctly.  It is not a re-marking of the candidate’s script.

The awarding body will have trained its reviewers to conduct reviews of marking accurately and consistently. Reviewers will not re-mark the script.

 This service will include:

  •  The clerical re-check detailed in Service 1;
  •  The review of marking of units/components by a senior examiner.

 Candidates’ grades or uniform mark score (UMS) can go up or down.

The examination boards aim to complete the enquiry within 20 days of acknowledging the request.

EAR Service 2 priority (type 2P): post-results review of marking of externally assessed components

This is a post-results review of the original marking to ensure that the agreed mark scheme has been applied correctly.  It is not a re-marking of the candidate’s script.

The awarding body will have trained its reviewers to conduct reviews of marking accurately and consistently. Reviewers will not re-mark the script.

  • The enquiry is about a GCE or AEA;
  • A candidate’s place in further/higher education depends on the outcome.

All applications not meeting the above criteria will be treated as normal Service 2 requests.

Candidates’ grades or uniform mark score (UMS) can go up or down.

Access to Scripts (ATS)

Where possible, the ATS service is available for all GCE, AEA and GCSE externally assessed components.  Components excluded from this ATS service have a report service.  Components may be excluded due to their ephemeral nature or due to other special characteristics.

  • Awarding bodies cannot provide an original script for papers that were marked online.
  • Once an original script has been returned to a centre, an EAR request cannot be carried out.
  • Once an EAR Service 1 or 2 has been completed, original scripts are no longer available.
  • Awarding bodies will provide centres with either a hard copy or an electronic image of the script.
  • All scripts should be received by the school by 13 November 2017
  • Priority scripts should be received by the school by 7 September 2017
Coursework

Individual’s coursework and practicals cannot be re-marked.  If you have any questions in relation to the grades, please speak to the relevant subject teacher.

Refunds

Refunds will only be issued if a re-mark leads to the change of an overall subject grade, not the unit.

Forms 

Grade Boundaries 

JCQ Student Guidelines 

Results 

Results Days 

Results Days 2017/2018
  • November 2017 GCSE Results = Thursday 11th January 2018 (Exams Office)
  • Summer 2018 A Level Results = Thursday 16th August 2018 (North Hall at 8am - 9am)
  • Summer 2018 GCSE Results = Thursday 23rd August 2018 (North Hall at 8am - 9am)

Outside of these hours, Exam Results will be available from the Exams Office situated in the North building.  We cannot give results out over the telephone or by e-mail.  If you would like somebody to collect your results on your behalf, please provide the Exams Office with written authorisation in advance.

Timetables 

How Parents can help 

Student/parent Guidance Booklet