THORNTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL
SUMMER EXAMINATIONS 2010
INFORMATION TO CANDIDATES and PARENTS
1. STUDY LEAVE AND LEAVING PROCEDURE
Study leave begins after school on Friday 28th MAY 2010 for Year 11 and Friday 7th
MAY 2010 for Years 12 & 13. Year 12 to return on Monday 14th JUNE 2010.
The Summer External Examinations begin on Wednesday 5th May 2010 and finish on
Wednesday 30th June 2010. Practical Assessments take place during April and May.
YOU MUST CHECK YOUR EXAMINATION TIMETABLE VERY CAREFULLY FOR THE
DATES AND TIMES OF YOUR EXAMS.
Clearance Day Arrangements Years 11 & 13:
All students must complete a clearance form whether or not they intend leaving.
Clearance forms must be signed by all subject teachers.
CLEARANCE DATE FOR YEAR 11: Thursdaynd st July 2010 8:30AM TO 9:30AM
CLEARANCE DATE FOR YEAR 13: Friday 2 July 2010 9:00AM TO 11:00AM
Staff will be available on these dates to receive your books and to sign your forms.
PLEASE RETURN YOUR BOOKS PROMPTLY AS OTHER STUDENTS DO NEED
2. CENTRE AND CANDIDATE NUMBER
The school centre number is 37176. Your Examination /Candidate number is shown
below your date of birth on your examination timetable. This must be memorised as you
will be required to write it on each examination paper.
3. PENS, PENCILS AND DRAWING EQUIPMENT
Answers must be written in BLACK ball point pen on both sides of the paper. A sharp HB
pencil and eraser is essential for completing objective test sheets. A Black ballpoint pen is
required for Modular Science examinations. You will be responsible for providing all your
own drawing and mathematical equipment. Check with your subject teachers as to what
will be required. You are advised to provide spare pens and pencils. Pencil cases will NOT
be allowed in the examinations unless they are transparent. Pens, pencils, rulers etc can
be placed in a clear polythene bag. You will NOT be able to borrow any equipment from
the Exam Venue. You MUST come prepared with all your equipment for all your
exams. Liquid paper or correcting pens or highlighter pens must not be used.
These are only allowed in some examinations, check with your subject teachers first.
Calculators must be of the battery type and NOT programmable. Calculator cases/lids and
instruction leaflets are not allowed in the examination room. Check your calculator is
working properly, it is your responsibility.
5. PERSONAL EXAMINATION TIMETABLE
Check carefully that your examinations are shown on your timetable. Make a careful
note of the DATE and STARTING TIME of each examination. NO allowance can be made
if you come on the wrong day or at the wrong time.
STUDENTS WITH EXAMINATION CLASHES WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE
PLEASE NOTE : ALL WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS BEGIN AT 9:00AM AND 1:00PM
6. CONDUCT DURING EXAMINATIONS
a) GCSE/GNVQ candidates assemble in the canteen at least 15 MINUTES before the
scheduled start of a written examination. Your desk number and examination venue will be
displayed on the canteen notice board - remember it. It is essential you sit at the correct
desk. For speaking tests and practicals assemble in the area indicated on the timetable.
GCE/VCE candidates assemble in the corridor next to the exam room 15 minutes before
the start of an examination. Your desk number and examination venue will be displayed on
the 6th form notice board, in the canteen and outside the Hall. AT NO TIME MUST YOU
WAIT IN THE LOBBY IN FRONT OF THE HALL You must wait quietly in the corridor
until you are asked to enter the exam room. Once you enter the room you MUST be silent.
All candidates are expected to stay for the whole period of the examination. If time is left
after the completion of the paper, it should be spent in careful checking. You MUST NOT
talk until you leave the room.
b) You will not be entitled to any extra time should you arrive late for any of your exams and
will not be able to sit the exam if you arrive more than 30 minutes after the start. Please
ensure you allow enough time to get to school so if you are delayed for any reason you will
still arrive in good time. If you fail to appear for an examination for which you have
been entered you must contact the Examinations Officer immediately to explain your
absence. If you do not or if you fail to complete any assignments, you will be
required to pay the cost of the examination which will be up to £25.00 per subject for
GCSE an up to £15.00 for AS/A2 modules. The fee will only be waived if the reason
for absence is illness and is supported by a medical certificate sent to the school as
soon as possible.
c) Candidates are forbidden to communicate with each other in ANY way in the examination
room, to introduce unauthorised material or use any form of unfair practice. Unfair
practices are similarly forbidden in examinations which involve the assessment of
(SEE ALSO "NOTICE TO CANDIDATES: WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS") attached
d) All coats, bags, etc must be left at the front of the examination room.
e) All candidates are expected to wear full school uniform for the examinations.
f) All school rules will apply during the examinations
g) Only still water in a clear bottle may be brought into examinations - No Fizzy Drinks or
Juice. NO food or sweets.
h) Please remember: mobile phones, iPods, MP3 players, pagers or any other products with
text/digital facilities are NOT ALLOWED in school. We cannot stress enough how important
this is. Anyone caught with a mobile phone, whether it is turned off or not will be severely
reprimanded by the Examinations Officer and a report will be sent to the Exam Board. This
could result in you being disqualified from not only that exam but any other exams that you
may be taking.
i) You are not allowed to leave the examination room even if you have finished your exam,
so do not ask! You should sit quietly and not do anything to distract other candidates who
are still working. You must face the front at all times.
j) We do hope that no fire alarms go off during the exam period, however if one does go off
you should remain seated and follow instructions in complete silence. Do not panic and
do not attempt to finish what you are writing. Leave all equipment in the exam room. You
will be escorted to a separate area and must remain there until further instructions.
The results from the Examination Boards will be in school on the following dates:
AS / A2/VCE GCE Levels Thursday 19th August 2010
GCSE/GNVQ/BTEC Tuesday 24th August 2010
The school will be open from 10.00 am until 12 noon for students to collect results.
If you cannot come into school and wish your results sent onto you, then you must leave
a stamped addressed envelope with the Examinations Office. Results cannot be given
out over the telephone under any circumstances.
8. YEAR 12 APPLICATION
The New Year 12 students should return to school on Monday 6th September 2010.
Report to the main hall at 9.00 am for enrolment.
Staff from Careers Bradford will be available in school on Results day for anyone requiring
10. POST RESULTS ENQUIRIES
If you wish to query any marks you receive for any of your exams you must first complete a
consent form (available on results day or from the Exams Office) and bring this to the
Exams Office with the correct payment. Please be aware that when requesting a re-
mark of an exam paper your mark could go down as well as up or even stay the
SCHOOL FULLY RE OPENS ON TUESDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2010