Exam and Revision Info

Ofqual have released information regarding GCSEs and Vocational qualifications and how they will be awarded in 2021:

JCQ Centre Policy 2020-2021

Ofqual Outcomes letter to parents March 2021

How GCSEs will be awarded in Summer 2021

How vocational and technical qualifications will be awarded in 2021



GCSEs 2021
Appeals Process After Results Day

Exams: Summer 2020

As per Government guidance, this year's summer exams will not take place.  Processes are in place to issue grades to students due to sit exams.  Please watch the video from OFQUAL for more information about exam grading in 2020.

Further information regarding the process of awarding grades and appeals have now been provided by exam boards.  Please click below to view:

Ofqual Process for awarding GCSE grades summer 2020

Flowchart for queries regarding exam results - appeals

Stevenage ESC 2020 Results and Appeals Policy


Exam Revision

Stevenage ESC hosted its Revision morning for Year 11 parents and students on Friday 28th February 2020.  Cakes and biscuits were supplied by our chef to sweeten the stressful time that may be coming - exams are 8 weeks away. The message of the morning was it is never too late to revise.  Some really helpful tips were given and we encourage any parents who would like any support to call us anytime.

The Revision Tips Guide and the powerpoint presentation are attached below:

Revision Tips - A Guide for Parents and Carers

Year 11 Revision Morning - slides




What can I do to help me with the exams?


Exam Advice from SESC

  • Know the dates and times of your exams.
  • Arrive plenty of time before the exam, do not be late.
  • Do not try to cheat or break the exam condition rules, you could be disqualified.
  • Best behaviour at all times, must not become involved in any unfair or dishonest practice.
  • Mobile phones, smartwatches, ipods are not allowed in the exam room.
  • Labels removed from water bottles.
  • Wrist watches to be removed and placed on the table.
  • Do not use correcting pens, fluid, tape, erasable pens, highlighters or gel pens in your answers.
  • Make sure calculators are working, clear anything stored on it and lids are removed and placed on the floor.
  • Do not talk or disturb other candidates during the exam.
  • Do not borrow anything from another candidate.
  • If you leave the exam room, unaccompanied by an invigilator before the exam has finished, you will not be allowed to return.
  • Listen to the invigilators, follow their instructions.
  • Put up your hand if you have a problem during the exam.
  • Do not write anything inappropriate on the papers.
  • Write in black ink. Coloured pencils or inks may only be used for diagrams, maps, charts. Unless papers states otherwise.
  • Fill in all details required on the front of the question paper and/or answer booklet before the start of the exam. Plus on any extra answer sheets that you use too.
  • Do any rough work on the proper exam stationary. Cross it through and hand it in with your answers.
  • Place any extra answer sheets in the correct order inside your answer booklet.
  • Do not take from the exam room any rough work, materials, printouts, answer booklets or papers.
  • Do not leave the exam room until told to do so by the invigilator.


On the day of the exam…

The ESC will be providing breakfast. Make sure you have something to eat and drink.  Research shows that pupils and students who eat breakfast perform better in exams.