EXAMINATIONS

Parents of students sitting public exams in the June session will receive a copy of their child’s exam timetable together with fees information once entries have been made. We hope you will find this information useful and as always if you have any questions relating to Public Examinations or any other topic please do not hesistate to contact school.

Candidates’ Information

These documents contain important information issued by the Joint Council
for Qualifications and will be issued to all students sitting public  examinations this academic year. Please click on the link to view these documents.

https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents

Appeals against Internal Assessment

Please download the Ockbrook School appeals against Internal Assessment of Work.

Ockbrook Appeals against Internal Assessments of Work

Awarding Bodies

Please find below a full list of the Awarding Bodies

GCSE /   iGCSE # A Level
Awarding body Code Awarding Body Code  A2   (AS)
Art & Design : Fine Art AQA 8202 AQA 7202
Biology EDEXCEL 4BI1 # AQA 7402
Business EDUQAS A510QS
Chemistry EDEXCEL 4CH1 # AQA  7405
Computer Science CIE 0984
Design & Technology AQA 8552
Drama AQA 8261 AQA 7262
Economics AQA 8136 AQA 7136
English Language AQA 8700 AQA 7702
English Literature AQA 8702 AQA  7717
English as Second Language CIE 0991
Extended  Project AQA 7993
Food Prep. & Nutrition AQA 8585
French AQA 8658 EDUQAS 1800QS
Geography EDUQAS C112QS EDUQAS A110QS
German AQA 8668 EDUQAS 1810QS
History OCR J410 AQA 7042
Information Comm. Tech. CIE 0417 CIE 9626 BY  (9626 SY)
Mathematics EDEXCEL 4MA1 # EDEXCEL 9MA0
Further Maths EDEXCEL 9FM0 (8FM0)
Additional Maths OCR 6993
Music EDEXCEL 1MU0 EDEXCEL 9MU0
Physical Education OCR J587 OCR H555
Physics EDEXCEL 4PH1 # AQA 7408
Psychology AQA  7182
Religious Studies EDEXCEL 4RS1 # AQA 7062
Science (Double Award) EDEXCEL 4SD0 #
Spanish AQA 8698

POST RESULTS SERVICE

The awarding bodies offer the following post results services:

Clerical checks

Review of original marking
Review of original moderation
Access to scripts
These services are only available via the school – awarding bodies never enter into negotiation with students or parents. The Joint Council for Qualifications will issue deadlines for the post results services later in the year.

Clerical check

This is a re-check of all clerical procedures leading to the issue of a result. It
includes checks that all parts of the script have been marked, the marks have been correctly totalled and recorded, any adjustments have been correctly applied, grade thresholds have been correctly applied, special consideration where applicable has been correctly applied.

Post-results review of marking

This includes a clerical re-check as above and also a review of the marks
awarded by the original marker to ensure that the mark scheme has been
applied correctly. This service is available for externally assessed components.
If the enquiry is about a level 3 qualification (i.e. an A level result) AND a
candidate’s higher education place depends on the outcome, the enquiry will be prioritised. The deadline for the priority service is extremely tight.

Post-results review of moderation

This service is only available if the school’s marks have been amended by the awarding body’s moderator. The original moderation is reviewed to ensure that the assessment criteria have been correctly applied. The service is only available for the whole of the original moderation sample and is not available for the work of an individual candidate.

Consent

For clerical checks and post-results reviews of marking the candidate’s consent is required because the mark might go up, remain the same or go down and the candidate’s grade could be affected.

Access to scripts

Level 3 (A level) candidates will be able to request access to a photocopy of
their scripts prior to deciding whether to lodge an enquiry about results,
unless the enquiry is to be prioritised; this option is not available to level 1 or 2 candidates. Copies of scripts which have been subject to an enquiry may be requested along with the outcome of the enquiry. Original scripts may also be requested but will not be provided until after the enquiry has been completed. If teachers wish to use scripts for teaching and learning purposes they will ask the candidate for written permission; candidates may request that their scripts be made anonymous.

Fees

All post-results enquiries carry a fee; fees are set by the awarding bodies. If
grades are amended as a results of an enquiry the fee will not be charged.