Summer 2021 GCSE and A level results to start later in the summer

Summer 2021 GCSE and A level results to start later in the summer

The Department for Education announced (DfE) yesterday that GCSE and A level examinations will go ahead next summer but will start three weeks later. The examinations will start on 7th June and end on 2nd July 2021 for almost all subjects. The examination results days for Year 13 students will be Tuesday 24th August and for Year 11 students Friday 27th. There are two links given below with further detailed information, the first from the DfE and the second from JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications).

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/students-to-be-given-more-time-to-prepare-for-2021-exams

Most exams will take place three weeks later than usual. The summer exam series will start on 7th June and end on 2nd July for almost all A-levels and GCSEs.

However, one GCSE English and one GCSE maths paper will be scheduled before the summer half term, to give students affected by Covid the best chance of being able to sit at least one paper in these two qualifications. Some exams for A-level qualifications which typically have low entry numbers will be scheduled before the half term break too.

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) will shortly be consulting on a provisional version of the new exam timetable for summer 2021. There will also be adjustments to the timetable for Vocational Qualifications.

We will keep you updated.

Dr Jeremy Plumb

Headteacher