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EXAM-Calendar 2024.pdf

NOTE TO PARENTS: The awarding bodies have designated ‘contingency sessions’ (6 June (pm), 13 June (pm) and 26 June (all day), for examinations in Summer 2024 if there is any national or significant local disruption to examinations. The affected exams will be rescheduled as a last resort, and the decision regarding the rescheduling of exams will always rest with the awarding body. Candidates must be available for the rescheduled examination(s), or they will not be eligible for enhanced grading arrangements.

Candidates and parents must be informed of the contingency arrangements so that they take them into account when making their plans for the summer.

Information For Candidates - Updated 2023-2024:



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The key dates for your diary

GCSE results released to schools: Wednesday 21 August 2024

GCSE results day for students: Thursday 22 August 2024 

Deadline to request a priority copy of the marked paper: Thursday 5 September 2024

Deadline to request a review of marking: Thursday 26 September 2024

What do I do if I’m unhappy about my results?

All inquiries about GCSE exams results must go to the exam board via Prendergast Ladywell’s Exams Office. There is a fee set by the individual Awarding Bodies for re-marks.

Please talk to your teacher or the Exams Office as soon as possible if you are unhappy with your exam results. The school will need to support any results inquiries with exam boards. You must do this within 2 weeks of getting your results and you may be charged a fee when you submit an appeal about your results to the exam board.

Please contact us by emailing: exams@prendergast-ladywell.com

If you have any other questions, please explore the other exam pages in this section or contact the Exams Office via exams@prendergast-ladywell.com

Find out more information about internal and external examinations here

Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations

We are committed to ensuring all students have fair and equal opportunities to achieve when undertaking assessments or exams on accredited courses.

The purpose of this policy is to provide staff and students with information about Prendergast Ladywell’s approach to making reasonable adjustments and applying for special considerations for exams or assessments on accredited courses.

Please read the policy before contacting the relevant department to discuss your needs: 


Requesting assessment/exam arrangements

Students must speak to their teacher or get in touch with the Exams team at the start of the course to make sure that appropriate adjustments are arranged in time for the assessment/exam.

Due to deadlines set by awarding bodies for submitting requests for assessment/exam arrangements/adjustments, it is not possible to put in place assessment/exam arrangements/adjustments at short notice.

Special considerations

Special consideration can be applied after an assessment if there was a reason the student may have been disadvantaged during the assessment.

For example, special consideration could apply to a student who has temporarily experienced: 

  • an illness or injury, 
  • some other event outside of their control, and which has had or is likely to have had, a material effect on that student’s ability to take an assessment or demonstrate his or her level of attainment in an assessment.

Special consideration should not give the student an unfair advantage, nor should its use cause the user of the certificate to be misled regarding a student’s achievements. The student’s result must reflect his / her achievement in the assessment and not necessarily his / her potential ability.

Special consideration, if successful, may result in a small post-assessment adjustment to the mark of the student. The size of the adjustment will depend on the circumstances and reflect the difficulty faced by the student and will be applied by the awarding body based on their criteria.

Submitting applications for special consideration

Where a candidate or group of candidates is/are eligible for special consideration, applications will be submitted by the Prendergast Ladywell’s Exam Office to the relevant awarding body following the published processes in JCQ special considerations guidance or according to the relevant awarding body’s procedures. Evidence to support applications will be kept on file until after the publication of the results.

Staff and students should note that 

  • where an assessment requires the student to demonstrate practical competence or where criteria must be met fully, or in the case of qualifications that confer a License to Practice, it may not be possible to apply special consideration in some circumstances, 
  • for example for on-demand assessments, it may be more appropriate to offer the student an opportunity to take the assessment at a later date.


Regarding questions about special considerations, and reasonable adjustments please contact the Exams Office by emailing exams@prendergast-ladywell.com


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