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2019 – 2020 Key Exam Dates

2019 Leavers BTEC and A level coursework is available for collection from Monday 18th November 2019 to Thursday 31st January 2020 after which it will be destroyed. More information about how to collect will be included in certificate collection emails sent in early November 2019. 

There are two mock examinations event taking place during the 2019 – 2020 academic year.

  • December 2019 – Monday 2nd to Friday 6th inclusive
    • Year 2 A Level subjects, Year 1 and 2 Cambridge Technicals
    • students retaking GCSE English and mathematics in the summer 2020 examination season
    • Level 2 Public Services, Creative Media, Health & Social Care and Applied Science courses
  • March 2020 – Monday 2nd March to Friday 6th inclusive
    • Year 2 and Year 1 A Level subjects, Year 1 and 2 Cambridge Technicals
    • students retaking GCSE English and mathematics in the summer 2020 examination season
    • Level 2 Public Services, Creative Media, Health & Social Care and Applied Science courses

University Entrance tests Wednesday 30th October 2019 (U6 students only)

November 2019 GCSE English and mathematics resit season is from Monday 4th to Monday 11th November 2019.

Spring 2020 BTEC Level 2 examination season is from Wednesday 8th to Tuesday 14th January 2020 (Creative Media, Public Services and Health & Social Care) and Monday 2nd March (Applied Sciences only)

Summer 2020 examination season is from Monday 11th May to Friday 26th June 2020 

Summer 2020 Level 3 results day is Thursday 13th August 2020

Summer 2020 GCSE/Level 2 results day is Thursday 20th August 2020

 

Summer 2019 examinations results information

Level 3 Results day is Thursday 15th August 2019 for the following:

  • A Level
  • Level 3 BTEC
  • Level 3 ifs
  • Level 3 Extended Project
  • Certificate Sports Leadership and Higher Sports Leadership

1819 U6 students are invited to collect their results slips from 08:00 onwards in Cafe 6. The results will also be available from the Student Portal from 11:00 on 15th August 2019.

1819 L6 students will be able to view their Year 1 Level 3 vocational results on the Student Portal from 08:00 on 15th August 2019

Level 2 results day is Thursday 22nd August 2019 for the following:

  • GCSE
  • Level 2 BTEC

1819 results for the above qualifications can be collected from 08:30 onwards from Reception and available on the Student Portal from 11:00 on 22nd August 2019.

Nominating someone to collect your results slip

In the rare circumstance that a student is unable to collect their results slip in person then they are invited to nominate an individual to collect on their behalf using the Nominee Results Collection Form. The nominee is asked to report to Reception first and would need to present the completed form along with their own ID to a member of the exams team. 

Summer 2019 examinations post results information 

A-Level post results services for May/June 2019 examination results

Post Results services will be available for a time limited period from results day onwards. The examinations team process the post results applications on the day of receipt, subject to the submission of a fully completed and signed application form and payment is made in person to the Student Finance office (B001). Payment options are cash, card payments and cheques made payable to The Blackpool Sixth Form College

GCE Enquiries about results

    • GCE priority review of marking: This is an urgent application for a review of marking. This service should be used if you have a university place which depends on the result in question. The prices vary between awarding bodies and the option of including a copy of the the script, ranging from £tbc.     Please be aware your mark could go up or down as a result of the review.   Deadline 15:00 Thursday 22nd August 2019 (provisional)
    • GCE standard service review of marking: This is an application for a review of marking. The prices vary between awarding bodies and the option of including a copy of the the script, ranging from £tbc.  Please be aware that your mark could go up or down as a result of the review.    Deadline 15:00 Thursday 19th September 2019 (provisional)
    • GCE clerical re-check: A re-check of all clerical procedures. This service does not re-mark a script, but checks all of the administration processes relating to the script. The prices vary between awarding bodies ranging from £tbc Deadline 15:00 Thursday 19th September 2019 (provisional)

GCE access to scripts

    • GCE priority service photocopy scripts: A priority service to receive a copy of your script and accompanied by a mark sheet to decide whether it is appropriate to apply for a re-mark of your examination script. The prices vary between awarding bodies ranging from £tbc     Deadline 15:00 Thursday 22nd August 2019 (provisional)
    • GCE original scripts: Access to original script. The prices vary between awarding bodies ranging from £tbc  Please be aware that if you request your original script you can not subsequently request a review of marking.    Deadline 15:00 Thursday 26th September 2019 (provisional)

Download the awarding bodies GCE post results services pricing guide (will be updated for 2019 when info available) here.

GCSE and Level 2 BTEC examination post results services for May/June 2019 examination results 

Enquiries about results

    • GCSE/BTEC Level 2 clerical re-check: A re-check of all clerical procedures. This service does not re-mark a script, but checks all of the administration processes relating to the script. The prices vary between awarding bodies ranging from £tbc.   Deadline 15:00 Thursday 19th September 2019 (provisional)
    • GCSE priority review of marking (Pearson only): This is an urgent application for a review of marking and available for GCSE mathematics only.  The prices vary with the option of including a copy of the the script, ranging from £tbc  Please be aware your mark could go up or down as a result of the review.  Deadline 15:00 Thursday 29th August 2019
    • GCSE/BTEC Level 2 review of marking : This is an application for a review of marking. Please be aware that your mark could go up or down as a result of the review. The prices vary with an option of including a copy of the the script in some cases, ranging from £tbc   Deadline 15:00 Thursday 19th September 2019 (provisional)

Access to scripts

    • GCSE/BTEC Level 2 (Pearson only) photocopy scripts : Pearson offer a free access to scripts service and more information can be obtained from the exams office from Thursday 22nd August 2019 (provisional)
    • GCSE Original Scripts (AQA only): Access to original script. Please be aware that if you request your original script you can not subsequently request a review of marking. The price is £tbc      Deadline 15:00 Thursday 26th September 2019 (provisional)

 

2019 Leavers certificates available for collection from Monday 18th November 2019

2018 Leavers certificates are still available for collection.

 

2019 – 2020 examinations schedule information

A-Level language oral examinations during April and May 2020

 Individual student timetables will be released via email to students during the Spring term 2019.

 

A Level examinations 2020

  • Monday 11th May to Friday 26th June 2020.
  • There are no examinations during the Whit half term holiday, Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May 2020.  
  • The A-Level summer 2019 examinations timetable can be downloaded here

Individual Summer 2020 Student Examination Timetables will be released to students on Friday 24th April 2020.    

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 examinations 2019 – 2020

  • The Cambridge Technicals January and Summer season examinations timetable can be downloaded here.

GCSE examination schedule 2019 – 2020    

  • The GCSE November 2019 examination timetable can be downloaded here(Students will be advised if they are re-sitting GCSEs in November)                                                                        
  • The full GCSE/Level 2 Summer 2020 examinations timetable can be dowloaded here.

Individual Summer 2018 student examination timetables will be released to students on Friday 24th April 2020.    

BTEC L2 external assessments during the 2019 –  2020 academic year.

Level 2 Public Services, Creative Media, Health & Social Care and Applied Science courses sit an external examination as part of the course and the examination information is available here

 

Examination team contact details

If you have any queries then please contact a member of the Examinations Team on 01253 307093 or email on exams@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk. The Examinations Office is situated on the ground floor Brock Building, B014. Please contact the Exams Department prior to collection and report to Reception on arrival. Alternatively, write to Examinations Department, The Blackpool Sixth Form College, Blackpool Old Road, Blackpool, FY3 7LR.

Examination office opening hours (term and holiday time) – We are open Monday to Friday 09:00am – 16:00pm. *The office is unavailable during the Christmas break and bank holidays. To see all the academic dates, please click here.

The examinations office is the department to contact for any queries to do with examinations held at Blackpool Sixth.

  • Advice on examination issues
  • Examination entries
  • Special consideration
  • Examination timetables
  • Access to scripts
  • Re-marking of Scripts
  • Certificates
  • Liaison with examination boards
  • Subject/candidate transfers

Here is information on the college’s policy on the review of centre-assessed marks (GCSE controlled assessments, GCE coursework, GCE and GCSE non-examination assessments and Project qualifications).