Exams Information

CERTIFICATES

STUDENTS WHO LEFT IN SUMMER 2017

All Certificates for Summer Exams/BTECS/CTechs  have now been dispatched in November.  If you were expecting certificates and have not yet received them please e.mail clare.smith@altoncollege.ac.uk

CONTINUING STUDENTS 

Students who took exams or completed a vocational qualification at Alton College last summer, can collect their certificates from the Student Hub at the following times: 

Thursday 7th December 9.30am - 2.15pm 

Wednesday 13th December 9.30am - 2.15pm 

Monday 18th December 9.30am - 2.15pm

They must bring student ID in order to be able to collect certificates - we cannot accept day passes.  We are sorry, but only the person named on the certificate can collect them.  We will not issue them to friends/family members/etc.

If students are unable to attend on any of the three days listed above please contact the Exams Officer. 

These are important documents and the College is only allowed to store them for up to one year.  After this time we have to securely destroy them and students will be charged by the exam boards for any replacements required.  Please take the time to come and collect them.

Qualifications for which certificates will be available are: AS/A Levels, GCSE Maths & English, Functional Skills, FSMQ, BTEC all levels, CTech all levels.

Students who fail to collect their certificates on these dates will have them sent with any certificates to be issued for the following summer's exams.

We are sorry but we cannot faciliate ad-hoc collection of exam certificates.

RE-SITS

NOVEMBER 2017 RE-SITS

Results for November re-sits of Maths & English will be availabe on Insight from approx 10.00am on Thursday 11th January

SUMMER 2018 RE-SITS

Summer re-sits for AS, A2, and Alevel are now available on the online store.  (except for Film Studies, Media and ICT where we are still awaiting fee confirmation from WJEC - please check back soon for these subjects)

The deadline for entries is 9th February 2018 

Please remember that for new linear qualifications a re-sit will involve you retaking all components of the qualifcation.  In some cases it may be possible to carry forward practical/spoken language endorsements or coursework elements.  Please check with your teachers or the Exams Officer.

If you left College in summer 2017 and wish to resit exam please make sure you remember to pay the admin fee for recent leavers while paying for your entries.  Students who left earlier than 2017 will need to apply as a private candidate.  Details about this can be found here

PRIVATE CANDIDATES

Applications for Summer 2018 will open on 1st October 2017.  We do not accept private candidates for November exams.

The deadline for entries is 9th February 2018

Candidates who are not enrolled at Alton College or who left over one year ago can sit written exams at the College in the summer session.

Further information is available here   

Full Time Alton College students who wish to sit extra exams outside of their programme of study can do so if agreed with their Tutor and a Director of Learning.  These entries must be made as Private Candidates - a concessionary fee is available for thse students.

EXAM TIMETABLES -

November 2017

The November re-sit timetable for GCSE Maths & English is available here.  November re-sits are optional and students are required to pay the entry fee.  Details of how to apply are available in the Re-sit information above.

6th Form students will be able to view their timetables on Insight from October 9th 2017 .  Students must check the following:  

  • Their name and DOB are correct
  • The candidate number matches the candidate number on thier ID Card
  • Their Access Arrangements are showing correctly
  • All the entries they were expecting to see are on their timetable.

A guide on how to check your timetable is available here  If there are any errors students must report this to the hub as a matter of urgency.  

Summer 2018

Summer Exams 2018 will run between Monday 14th May and Friday 29th June.  

A draft timetable will be available toward the end of the Autumn Term.

6th Form students will be able to view their timetables on Insight from  February 2018.  Students must check the following:  

  • Their name and DOB are correct
  • The candidate number matches the candidate number on thier ID Card
  • Their Access Arrangements are showing correctly
  • All the entries they were expecting to see are on their timetable.

A guide on how to check your timetable is available here  If there are any errors students must report this to the hub as a matter of urgency.

ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS 

Access arrangements include:  extra time, readers, scribes, use of a word processor and separate invigilation.

National JCQ regulations and guidelines dictate what access arrangements students are entitled to.    If you have previously had (either here at College or at your previous school) or think you may be entitled to Access Arrangements for exams please contact Learning Support.

Access Arrangements must reflect the students normal way of working in class.

Applications for Access Arrangements for exams in Summer 2017 will not be accepted by the exam boards after 21st February  2017.  It is important that you contact learning support as early as possible in the academic year to ensure enough evidence can be collected to support your application.

Access Arrangements show on the students Learning Support Tab and the Exams Timetable pages on Insight.  Students may have more than one type of access arrangement showing to reflect the arrangements they need for different kinds of exams.  Access Arrangements prefaced with JCQ will cover all A Level, AS, A2 and GCSE exams. Seperate arrangements will be listed for BTEC exams, Functional Skills and HE qualifications.  Students should check these carefully and report any errors to Learning Support or the Student Hub.

Click Here for further information

POST RESULTS SERVICES

There are currently no Post Results Services available.

EXAM INFORMATION

Students will receive an exam briefing late in the spring term as part of the Forum programme.  All exam procedures and regulations will also be available on Moodle.  The exams noticeboards are located in the corridor outside the Deli in the student hub and outside Room 63 on the Red Route in Foulks.  Students should check this regularly for up to date information.

 

JANUARY 2018 EXAMS

A small number of exams run in January each year.  These are some Functional Skills units and  externally assessed units of new specification BTECS.  Your teacher should let you know if you have been entered for January Exams.  A timetable for January 2018 will be published in November.  

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

Special Consideration applications can only be made after the exam has taken place and cannot be made in advance.  The student needs to complete and submit an application form, which is available from the Student Hub.  Applications must be submitted within 7 days after the exam has taken place.

To find out more about special consideration click here

 

Details of the College's achievement outcomes per the Department for Education's performance tables can be found here

 

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Information for Candidates leaflet.pdf18.62 KB
check you timetable.pdf302.81 KB
WHICH POST RESULTS SERVICE DO I NEED 2017.pdf312.78 KB
PRS fees info 2017.pdf618.86 KB
NOV 2017 - GCSE exam timetable.pdf235.67 KB