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Examination Information

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Examination Periods

Public exam dates:

GCSE Language orals: Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 May 2022

GCE Language orals: Friday 6 May 2022

Written exams: Monday 16 May 2022 - Monday 27 June 2022 (Contingency day Wednesday 29 June)

Download the Summer 2022 skeleton timetable (updated 5 May) here.

PPE internal exam periods: Y12 PPEs start Monday 23 May 2022

Important Exam Information Summer 2022

  • As part of the examination process, students will be informed of their moderated internal practical/coursework mark.  Students must sign to say that they are aware of how these marks have been awarded and to authenticate that the work submitted is their own. 
  • Students should be at their exam venue 15 minutes before the published start time of their exam. 
  • Ensure students know what equipment they need for each exam, e.g. a calculator for those examinations requiring one.  For EVERY exam, you must bring the following items (in a clear, un-coloured, pencil case):
    • BLACK pens
    • pencils
    • eraser
    • ruler (with millimetres)
    • sharpener (one that catches the shavings)
  • All students must be aware that mobile phones, watches, smart watches, Ipods, glasses cases, calculator lids and mathematical tins are not permitted in the examination venue, these are to be left in students’ bags in Art where they will be locked in a secure room. IF a student has a PHONE or a WATCH in the Examination venue then they are putting themselves at risk of getting a ZERO score for that Exam Paper / a U grade for all Subjects from that Exam Board. Mobile phones, smart watches, watches and iPods must be left in students’ bags which are kept in a secure room in our Art Block. The examination boards are very strict. Little Heath School cannot take responsibility for any phones, fitbits, smart watches, watches or Ipods that are lost, stolen or damaged. 


Advice regarding absence during the Summer 2022 exam period

The following information has been taken from the recently revised JCQ Special Consideration Guidance regarding absence from exams in Summer 2022:

Minimum requirements for enhanced grading in cases of acceptable absence 4.3

The minimum requirements for enhanced grading in cases of acceptable absence are detailed below. In all cases, candidates must have been fully prepared and covered the whole course.

GCE AS and A-level qualifications (AQA, OCR, Pearson and WJEC specifications): at least 25% of the total assessment must have been completed†. Please note that partially completed AS or A2 units are not acceptable.

  • AS linear specifications: 25% of the total assessment must have been completed. 
  • AS unitised specifications: 25% of the total assessment must have been completed. 
  • Enhancement given at AS level (unitised specifications) will be carried forward to A-level. 
  • A-level linear specifications: 25% of the total assessment must have been completed. 
  • A-level six unit award (unitised specifications): 25% of the total assessment must have been completed with at least one A2 unit completed. 
  • A-level four unit award (unitised specifications): 25% of the total assessment must have been completed with at least one A2 unit completed. 

An A-level award (unitised specifications) will not be issued based on AS units alone.
GCSE (AQA, OCR, Pearson and WJEC specifications): 25% of the total assessment must have been completed†.

Projects (including Extended Project): where the project is not completed, a grade cannot be issued.

If your son/daughter is unwell on the day of an examination you must notify the Examinations Office first thing in the morning on 0118 9439565.  Obviously we are embarking on a potentially stressful period for our students and want to do whatever we can to support them to do well. If you have any concerns please contact your Head of Year.

Covid Regulations Summer 2022

For all the latest guidance on Covid for the examination period this summer, click here.

Exam Venue Layout

Summer 2022 Results Days

A level Results - Thursday 18 August 2022

GCSE Results - Thursday 25 August 2022

If you are unable to attend to collect your results in person, please email 
from your Little Heath School email address ONLY. Please email us with us much notice as possible, we are not able to deal with requests sent on Results Day. 

All uncollected results will be posted at the end of the day.

Results Day

Post Results Services 2022

To request a Review of Results (RoR) service and/or an Access to Scripts (ATS) service, complete the following form:

Post Results Form Summer 2022

Examination Boards

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Examination Results

Summer 2019 results

Progress 8 -0.16
Attainment 8 50.1%
EBACC Average Point Score 4.3
Attainment in English and Maths - % achieving grade 5 or above 51%
Progress -0.06
Attainment 29.16
English & Maths Progress Supp (cohort is less than 5 so
not available due to data protection)
Retention 84.8%
KS5 - Destinations  
Higher Apprenticeships 8%
University 43%
Employment 37%
Other 12%

For additional detail on the 2019 results, please refer to the document below: 

LHS KS4 results 2019 - updated January 2021

Further information about our examination results can be found here.    


Summer 2021 certificates

YEAR 11 (2020-21)

Ex-Year 11 students, who have remained at LHS and currently in Year 12, can collect their certificates from the KS4 office on Thursday 24 March from 12.20pm till 3.45pm.

We will post collection information for those students no longer at LHS in due course.

YEAR 13 (2020-21)

Ex-Year 13 students are invited to collect their A level exam certificates (from August 2021) from our Sixth Form Centre on the following dates:

Friday 25 March, 2pm – 4pm

Friday 1 April, 2pm – 4pm

Friday 29 April, 2pm – 4pm

Friday 6 May, 2pm – 4pm

The certificates can only be collected by the named student, unless they wish to nominate another person to collect in their absence, in which case, they will need written authorisation.

Please contact Mrs Wilson if you have any questions in the meantime

Summer 2020 certificates

If you are an ex Y11 or Y13 student (2019-20), looking to collect your exam certificates from summer 2020, please ensure you email 24hrs before you would like to collect so we can have them ready for you.

Summer 2016 certificates

Students who sat their examinations in summer 2016 will need to collect their certificates by 31 December 2021. After this time they will need to contact the exam boards to request copies of certificates, which will cost £50.50 per certificate. Please email to arrange a time to collect them from the Exams Office.

It is very important to collect your certificates and look after them carefully, as you will need them in the future and replacements are very expensive and difficult to obtain. Little Heath School is not obliged to retain certificates after a year and unclaimed certificates may be destroyed or returned to the exam board.


Information about our curriculum can be found here.