Exams

Girls in UC5 and SFC2 sit external public exams (GCSE, A Level or IB) during the Summer Term.

Mock GCSE, A Level and IB examinations are held during the Spring Term for UC5 and SFC2.

Some girls in SFC1 may also be entered for a discrete number of public examinations in the Summer Term.

 

RESULTS & POST-RESULTS SERVICES

Please click the relevant link below to download information from the Secure Parent Portal about results day procedures:

GCSE Results Day information

A Level Results Day information

IB Results Day information

Students will be personally advised when retakes are an appropriate option and will be asked to complete a form.

For more information, please contact your daughter’s tutor or respective Head of Division who will be able to advise further.

CLC's past exam results can be found here: Exam Results.

 

2018 GCSE GRADE CRITERIA

As a result of UK curriculum reforms, new GCSEs have been introduced along with a new grading scale from 9 (the highest grade) to 1. As new GCSEs are being introduced in different years for different subjects, pupils will receive a mixture of letter grades and number grades during this transitional phase.

The chart below explains how the 1-9 grading approximately relates to the existing A*-E scale.

A*-E Scale G F/E D C C/B B A A* >A*
GCSE Scale 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

College is continuing to review all the curriculum reforms in great detail and each department will opt for a GCSE course which best suits the needs of our girls. The chosen course is designed to engage a girl’s intellectual curiosity and will be a good platform for further study into the sixth form.

 

EXAM TIMETABLES

For mock examinations, personalised timetables are published and given to the UC5 and SFC2 girls via their Tutor. Girls are required to check that their needs have been met and to flag any potential clashes via their Tutor.

Public exam timetables are published by each individual Exam Board and collated by College. The Exams Office will provide specific information about individual timetables once the final whole school timetable has been produced. Girls are issued with a ‘Statement of Entry’ to check their personal details and that they have been entered for the correct exams. Girls will then be issued with a final timetable which includes the time, date, and room of each exam. These final timetables are also published on the Secure Parent and Student Portals.

Girls with access arrangements will be thoroughly briefed by the Learning Support Department prior to their exams and all specific details will appear on their final timetable.

Clashes of exams do occur and lunchtime supervision is offered. Occasionally there is a need for overnight supervision, and parents are asked to complete a form and follow strict guidelines.

All students are expected to be at their respective muster points in good time.

A small number of girls in other years may be entered for public examinations. These girls will be briefed and fully supported during the exam process.

 

EXAM REGULATIONS

We follow strict rules and guidelines as set down by JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications).

All pupils are carefully briefed on the exam regulations ahead of their mock and public examinations.

Parents can visit the JCQ website for more information.

 

Exam Boards used at College

  • AQA
  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • Edexcel
  • OCR
  • WJEC