Exam Preparation

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Exam Board Information

Welcome to the exams section. Within this section you will find links to the major examining bodies and organisations within the UK along with other useful websites. 

OCR – Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations http://www.ocr.org.uk/ 

AQA – Assessment and Qualifications Alliance http://www.aqa.org.uk/ 

PEARSON –   https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html 

WJEC – Welsh Joint Education Committee http://www.wjec.co.uk/ 

The JCQ provides guidance for all examination stakeholders from awarding bodies to students. http://www.jcq.org.uk/ 

Department for Education http://www.education.gov.uk 


Please visit awarding body websites or www.jcq.org.uk for timetable information.
Other useful links 

http://www.ucas.ac.uk/ for the university clearing service 

http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/for-test-takers/bmat/about-bmat/ for those wishing to study certain medical and veterinary courses 

http://www.lnat.ac.uk/ for those wishing to study law degrees 

http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/home/ for medical and dentistry degrees 

Exam Tips

  • Make sure you have all the equipment you need for your exam in a clear pencil case 
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the published start time 
  • Check the seating plan 
  • You may bring a drink of water to the exam room but make sure it is in a clear bottle with no label 
  • Learn your candidate number 
  • If you need assistance raise your hand – an invigilator will help 
  • If you have any worries or questions about any aspect of your exams please come and see our Examinations Officer, Mrs S Correia. 

Information For Candidates

Please refer to the JCQ website for current documents http://www.jcq.org.uk

The external qualification policy can be found on our policy page