Exams 2021/2022 - St Wilfrids Catholic High School and Sixth Form College

Exams 2021/2022


The Department for Education has announced, GCSE and A level exams will go ahead next summer 2022. Teachers and students will be given more time to prepare for them to help make up for the disruptions caused by the pandemic. The summer exam season will begin in May as usual. Examinations will run from 16th May to the end of June (Although this is subject to change)

Results days have been confirmed as:

A Level results – 18th August 2022

GCSE results – 25th August 2022




It is the Government’s firm intention is that students will take national exams in summer 2022, set and marked by the exam boards. To help ensure that exams and other formal assessments can go ahead and are fair, they have put in place a range of mitigations. These include:

  • adaptations to non-exam assessment to take account of potential public health restrictions and free up teaching time
  • adaptations to exams, including a choice of topic or content in some GCSE subjects, exam aids in GCSE maths, physics and combined science, and advance information about the focus of the content of exams in the majority of subjects at GCSE and for all A and AS level subjects apart from art and design
  • asking the exam boards, when setting the timetable for 2022 exams, to ensure that there is at least a 10 day gap between exams in the same subject to reduce the risk of students missing all exams in a subject
  • students who unavoidably miss one or more exams in a subject being able to achieve a grade through the special consideration process, so long as they have completed the assessment for at least one component of the qualification


  1.       Information for Candidates – Written Examination Instructions
  2.       Information for Candidates – On Screen Examinations
  3.       Information for Candidates – Non Exam Assessments
  4.       Information for candidates –  Privacy Notice
  5.       Information for Candidates – Social Media Information
  6.       Information for Candidates – Warning to Candidates


St Wilfrid’s Internal Appeals Procedure 2021 – 2022 – Click here


St Wilfrid’s Candidate Information Exam Procedures –Click here


Policy Severe Weather Arrangements for Public Examinations

  • Public Examinations will still run even if the School is closed owing to severe weather (within the limits of Health and Safety Regulations)
  • Announcements on the school website and local radio will be specific about the candidates scheduled to sit external public exams: (For example – St Wilfrid’s High School is closed owing to bad weather today, but students taking public examinations should make their way to school as normal. Examinations will start as close as possible to the published start times and candidates should report to the exam room on arrival.)