Exams Information


GCE A Level and AS Level:

If you have concerns about your exam results you should FIRSTLY speak to a member of the curriculum staff who will be able to advise you.  Post results services include Reviews of Marking and access to your exam scripts.  Any services you decide to order must be paid for via the Online Store.  Review of Marking fees will be refunded in the event of a change of grade in accordance.

Please read the documents "Which post results service do I need?" and the PRS Fees Info 2018 for detailed information

Deadlines for Priority Services are 22nd August  NOW CLOSED

Deadlines for Non Priority Services are 18th September





PEARSON – GCSE English Language 1EN0 £46.50

AQA – GCSE Mathematics (foundation level) 8300F £40.40

AQA – GCSE Mathematics (higher level) 8300H £40.40

The timetable for November GCSE exams is available here - please note that all Morning exams start at 9.00am


You can Re-sit these exams even if you used a different exam board at School.

All bookings for November re-sits are made via the College ONLINE STORE

Students who are no longer enrolled at College will need to pay the ADMIN FEE for recent leavers - £30

The DEADLINE for ENTRY is 28th September 2018  Late entries can not be accepted.

Student who wish to take these exams and have previously had exam access arrangements MUST contact learning support



Summer re-sits for AS, A2, and A level will be available on the online store from the end of September.

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 2018 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 2018 will need to apply as a private candidate.  Details about this can be found here




All Certificates for Summer Exams/BTECS/CTechs  will be dispatched in November.  Certificates are sent 2nd class post.  If you wish to have your certificates sent by secure (signed for) delivery you will need to pay for this service via the online store.  The service costs £5.00 and you can book it up to 31st October 2018


Students who took exams or completed a vocational qualification at Alton College last summer, can collect their certificates from the Student Hub on the set collection days in December.


Dates for December 2018 collections will be published soon


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 published 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.



If you have any queries about exams that are not answered below please contact the Exams Officer on 01420 592209 between 9.00am and 3.00pm. or email frances.standen@altoncollege.ac.uk

The Exams Officer will also be available to answer questions at the Spring Term Parents Consultation evenings (15th & 20th March). You will be able to find the Exams Officer in the Student Hub or, if you wish to book an appointment in advance, please e.mail frances.standen@altoncollege.ac.uk



Applications for Summer 2019 will open on 1st October 2018.  We do not accept private candidates for November exams.

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.


Summer 2018

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

6th Form students will be able to view their timetables on Insight from  the end of 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 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


There are currently no Post Results Services available.


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.



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 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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