Welcome to Ashton Sixth Form College. The Examinations Department is here to assist you with any exams related queries you may have.
Lauren McLachlan - Exams Manager
Lynn Rose - Exams Administrator, Karen Ainger - Exams Administrator, Nicola Hartley - Exams Administrator
Over 20 invigilators are here to govern the examinations within college and assist those students who require additional support.
Exam Sessions or 'windows' take place every year in:
November (GCSE/University Entrance Exams)
January (BTEC Exams & mock examinations for both GCSE and second year A-level students)
March (Mock examinations - second year A level students)
Summer (A Level/GCSE/BTEC Exams and first year Mock examinations)
Generic Timetables are produced in provisional (12 months before) and a final format (2 months before). They detail the date and time of exams. They can be viewed on the college website or the exams noticeboard outside the Exams Office (room MB1.9 - near the Coffee Shop).
Individual Timetables are produced once all exam entries have been made. This timetable is specific to you and the subjects you are studying. Timetables are e-mailed to students approximately 6 weeks before your examinations.
This timetable confirms the date and time of YOUR exams and the length of each exam you are entered for.
Frequently Asked Questions
Exam Sessions or 'windows' take place every year in: November (GCSE/University Entrance Exams) January (BTEC Exams) January (Mock Examinations for all GCSE and second year A-level students) March (Mock Examinations for all second year A-level students) Summer (A-Level/GCSE/BTEC Exams) Summer (Mock Examinations for all first year A-level students)
Generic Timetables are produced in provisional (12 months before) and a final format (2 months before). They confirm the scheduled date and time of exams. They can be viewed on 'Timetables and Other Information'. Alternatively, timetables are also available on the exam noticeboard outside the Exams Office (room MB1.9 - near the Coffee Shop).
You will receive two pieces of information - a Statement on Entry (Summer examinations only), and an Individual Exam Timetable.
Statement of Entry (Summer exams only) - is sent to all students once exam entries have been sent to the exam board(s). This statement confirms the examination(s) you have been entered for and the date and start time of these examinations. It is important that you check your statement to ensure your personal details and exam entries are correct. This information is what the exam boards use to print your certificates - if it is incorrect you will need to pay to replace certificates.
Individual Exam Timetable - This will confirm all of your examinations, along with the exam room and seat number for your examination. This will be emailed to student approximately 2-6 weeks before the start of examinations. Some examinations may be scheduled on the same day at the same time, this 'exam' clash will be resolved on you Individual Exam Timetable, where the timing (or day!) of this exam will have been altered.
Please remember these documents are individual to each student, your examinations may not be at the same time as others taking the same subject.
Unfortunately because of how vast the AS/AGCE timetable is and the number of subjects available for students to take, it is more than likely some of your subjects may be scheduled to take place on the same day at the same time, this is known as an "exams clash". The exams department will resolve any 'clashes', however there are very strict regulations we must abide by when doing so. We stress again, your timetable is individual to YOU! Please check this thoroughly report any problems to the exams office as a matter of urgency.
Information is provided in a number of ways: Your individual timetable Seat plans are placed outside the exams office the afternoon before the next day’s exams (i.e., Tuesday afternoon, ready for Wednesday morning and afternoon exams) Text - students will receive a text the morning of the exam confirming your seat number.
Stationery for all examinations! The college do not supply equipment (pens, pencils etc) for your examinations. You must bring all equipment to each and every examination, including mock exams. More information will be given to you during tutorials throughout the year. Most importantly, bring yourself to college in plenty of time.
Dates of all results days are available on the 'Results Information' page. All results for main exams windows (January and Summer) will be emailed to your college email account on the day of publication.
Not done quite as well as you wanted? Don't worry. Re-sit opportunities are available during the main exam windows for students. You will be informed via classes and student bulletin what to do and when. All students are charged the relevant re-sit fee, which needs paying before an exam entry can be made. Fees are non-refundable.
Certificates will be posted out to all students in January of each year.