Exams

Taking an exam with New Directions

If you are taking or resitting an exam as part of your course, your tutor will discuss with you when the exam will take place. Exams are offered throughout the academic year.

  You will need to bring the following equipment with you:

  1. Blue or Black Biro Pens- more than 1 just in case it stops working halfway.
  2. HB Pencils
  3. Sharpener
  4. Rubber
  5. Ruler
  6. Clear Pencil Case
  7. Water Bottle free of labels

Plus if you are taking a maths exam:

  1. Compass & Protractor
  2. Calculators

Additional support during exams

If you have additional needs we may be able provide you with support during exams. Please speak to your tutor who will be able to arrange an assessment to identify the support that you require.

Results & Certificates

Results are usually issued one month after the exam has been taken, although during busy periods of the academic year, for example between May–July, results can take up to 6-8 weeks.  GCSE results will be available on National Results Day, which usually falls on the third Thursday in August.

If you have been successful in your exam we will let you know when your certificate is available to collect, via text, phone or email.  This may take 1-2 months after your result is published and GCSE certificates arrive late October.  All GCSE certificates for the academic year ending August 2018 have been issued.  If you have not yet collected your certificate please contact 0345 842 0012 or alternatively please visit us to collect it.

If you have any queries about your results you can contact your Tutor or the Front Line Team.