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Further information on Autumn GCSE English and maths examinations

09 October 2020

For those taking their GCSE English and maths examinations this autumn, the dates are as follows for November examinations: 

  • Monday 2 November, 9am - English Paper 1 
  • Tuesday 3 November, 9am - Maths Paper 1 (non-calculator) 
  • Wednesday 4 November, 9am - English Paper 2 
  • Thursday 5 November, 9am - Maths Paper 2 (calculator) 
  • Monday 9 November, 9am - Maths Paper 3 (calculator)

Please note, should there be local lockdowns or if advice from central government changes, the following Autumn examinations are subject to amendments.   

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) 

Will exams be run in the same way as before? 

We expect examinations to be run in the way that we would have expected in June. 

Where will exams take place? 

Examinations will take place in colleges or local exam centres. 

What social distancing measures will be in place?  

Students will be socially distanced in exam rooms, which means they will sit two metres apart. 

Will exams be handwritten or completed on a computer? 

Students will complete their exams in handwriting unless they have an agreed access requirement that entitles them to use a computer. 

How will grades be awarded?  

Grades will be awarded on the basis of exam papers only and not predicted by teachers. 

When will I get my exam results?  

The results of November examinations will be published in January 2020.