Exam Information

 Internal Exams

Throughout the year, students from Year 7-11 will sit internal exams. This is not only to familiarise students with the process of sitting a  formal exam, but also to provide a means of assessing their progress throughout the year.

Exams that will take place this academic year are:

  • Year 11 Mock Exams: Wed 5th Jan – Thu 30th Jan              Revision booklet - Download/View
  • Year 10: Mon 13th Jun – Fri 24th Jun 
  • Year 9: Mon 6th Dec  – Thurs 9th Dec                                    Revision booklet - Download/View
  • Year 8: Tues 3rd May – Fri 6th May                                          Revision booklet - Download/View
  • Year 7: Mon 13th Jun – Fri 17th June                                       Revision booklet - Download/View

External Exams

Practical Examinations and Speaking Tests
These will normally be held in specialist rooms/buildings.  Details of venues and times will be published well in advance.

Written Examinations
These will normally be held in the Sports Hall, though a small number of students may take their exams in other locations as published.  It is each student's responsibility to be at the correct venue, on time, for each exam.

Examination Times
Whilst some exams may start slightly earlier, our normal start times are: morning exams – 9:00 am & afternoon exams – 1.30 pm

Please find:

  • Summer 2022 GCSE timetable here
  • Exam Board Advanced Information 2022 here

 Examination Regulations

  • If you miss an exam, you CANNOT take it at a different time, so keep your timetable safe. You will be given a final personalised GCSE timetable that will include rooms and seat numbers.
  • Unauthorised materials MAY NOT be taken into examination rooms. Bring only the basic equipment you need for each exam: black ink pen (NO OTHER COLOUR IS ALLOWED); ruler; pencil; rubber
  • Mathematical instruments are needed for relevant examinations; calculators may be used in certain exams only
  • Pencil must not be used for written answers. If you want to use a pencil-case, it MUST be completely see-through
  • Gel pens, correcting pens and correction fluid, such as Tippex, are NOT ALLOWED.

Useful Websites

Elevate Parent Support Programme
Free Webinars for Parents of Year 11s: Supporting Your Child Through GCSEs  - Ridgeway High School
Elevate Education are an organisation that deliver Study Skills.  They have recently attended King James's School and delivered sessions to both Year 10 and Year 11 students. We now have access to their Parent Support programme as outlined below:
Parent/Carer webinars

The latest webinar in Elevate’s Parent Support Webinar series is next week!

How to Help Your Child’s Memory - Tuesday 3rd May

Here’s what we will be showing parents/carers in this session: 

  • How they can set up their child’s study space to maximise attention;
  • The best techniques for improving memory;
  • The 7 most common mistakes which actually reduce memory retention.
To register for the FREE 60-minute webinar go to: https://go.elevateeducation.com/e/891981/uk-schoolwebinar/8svx5/206382581?h=l-wsv95V_1Ke2T6VEo5YwhQ1Ugrk9aPZsLgP7zSla9U
Here’s what else you can look forward to this year when you join up for FREE to the Elevate Support Programme:

Monthly e-books

Our e-book series expands on the themes covered in the webinar, providing parents with practical tips for how they can discuss and use the skills covered in the webinars with their children

Articles and blogs

We will also provide short, quick-read articles and summaries featuring tips on the themes covered in the webinars and e-books that you can include in school newsletters, social media and wider communications