Key Examinations Dates
See below key dates for External and Pre-Public examinations for the 2023-2024 academic year:
|Dates||Exam Series||Timetable Link|
|14/09/2023 – 15/09/2023||Year 7 CAT4 Baseline Tests||Now complete|
|09/10/2023 – 17/10/2023||Post 16 Vocational Pre-Public Examinations||Now complete|
|07/11/2023 – 13/11/2023||Post 16 November External Examinations||Post 16 November External Examinations|
|13/11/2023 – 01/12/2023||Y11 & Y13 Pre-Public Examinations||November 2023 PPE Timetable|
|08/01/2024 – 26/01/2024||Year 11 & Post 16 Winter External Examinations||Coming soon…|
|19/02/2024 – 23/02/2024||Y11 & Y13 Pre-Public Examinations||TBC|
|26/02/2024 – 08/03/2024||Y10/Y12 Exam Condition Assessments||TBC|
|21/03/2024 – 28/06/2024*||Year 10, 11 & Post 16 Summer External Examinations||TBC|
* Exam Boards usually agree contingency days throughout the Summer series in case exams need to be re-scheduled. Students and Parents/Carers are therefore encouraged to consider this
Information for Candidates
Candidates and parents/carers should familiarise themselves with the below ‘information for candidates’ documents as they contain some key information, regulations and guidance which candidates should be aware of:
Collecting your Certificates
If you left the Academy in 2022 or earlier – please come and collect your certificates. We can only keep them for a limited time before we have to destroy them.
- 8am to 4pm, Mondays to Thursdays
- 8am to 3.30pm on Fridays
Unless you have recently received a call about your certificates. Please phone or email in advance to let the Exams Team know that you are planning to collect your certificates, so that they are ready when you arrive at school.
Please call the academy on 0121 568 3300 and ask for Miss Gibbins or email email@example.com.
Certificates must be collected in person from the Academy’s main reception.
If you wish someone to collect them on your behalf, they will need a signed letter of authorisation directly from the candidate named on the certificates, stating:
- candidate name
- date of birth
- the year(s) the candidate took exams
- the name of the person collecting the certificates
- the signature of the candidate named on the certificates
Anyone collecting certificates must bring ID to prove who they are.
Don’t wait until it’s too late
We get calls every year from students who left 5-10 years ago who suddenly need their certificates for the first time. It costs around £40-£50 per exam board for a certified statement of results if you don’t have your certificates (see https://www.gov.uk/replacement-exam-certificate for further information).
If you have lost your certificates we may be able to provide a statement of results. If you attended Darlaston Comprehensive we do not hold these records. For certified proof of results please follow this link for advice: https://www.gov.uk/replacement-exam-certificate