Exam Service — Solihull Sixth Form College

Exam Service

The College has a dedicated Exams Office, with staff who ensure examinations are efficiently organised and exam results are promptly delivered to students. They are also on hand to help students with any queries they may have about exams and to organise copies of exam scripts and re-takes if necessary.

Important information from Ofqual regarding contingency days for Summer exams 2024

The exam timetable contains three contingency sessions on the afternoons of 6 and 13 June, and all day on 26 June. These sessions would be used in the unlikely event that an exam had to be moved nationally because it could not take place when planned. Learners must be available for all three contingency sessions, even if they do not have exams scheduled on that day. These sessions cannot be used to reschedule an exam that learners have missed. If an exam has to be moved to one of these sessions, learners will be informed.

Examination Boards Exam Timetables

See links below:
AQA Exam Timetable May/June 2024
OCR Exam Timetable May/June 2024
Pearson Exam Timetable May/June 2024
WJEC/Eduqas Exam Timetable May/June 2024
Level 3 Criminology WJEC/Eduqas Exam Timetable May/June 2024
Pearson GCSE Exam Timetable for May/June 2024

Exams Documents

The JCQ documents shown below should be read before candidates take external exams at this centre. It is also recommended that the College’s own exam arrangement document be read so that candidates are fully prepared.

Information for candidates for written examinations
Information to candidates for non-examination assessments
Information for candidates On-screen tests
Information to candidates – Privacy Notice
Information to candidates – Coursework assessments
Information to candidates – Using Social Media
College Exam Policy
College BTEC Policy

External Candidate Re-sit Exam Entry Criteria for 2024:

External candidates wishing to re-sit, will need to seek approval of a member of our Senior Leadership Team (SLT). They are only permitted to re-sit a subject which they sat in Summer 2023 and they have previously studied at this College. They must also qualify under the following circumstances:

  • Exemplary student record
  • Over 90% attendance whilst on previous course
  • Missed a University place
  • Not allowed to re-sit coursework units

Once they have spoken with a member of SLT, they can apply to the Exams Office for an External Candidate re-sit form. They must email [email protected] on or after 31 October 2023 and the deadline for re-sit entry to be made is 31 January 2024.

Obtaining Certificates

If you’ve completed your studies and require your certificates, visit the ParentPay website and pay £3.50 via card payment and the exams office will post your certificates by first class recorded delivery.

To collect your certificates, you must make an appointment with the Exam’s office. Any queries regarding obtaining your certificates, you can either telephone 0121 704 2581 Ext 5 or email the Exams Office.

Please note that we only hold certificates for up to 5 years from the year you completed your studies.

Lost Certificates

In the unfortunate event that exam certificates are lost, students will need to apply directly to the Awarding Bodies for replacement statement of results at a cost of approximately £40. Listed below are the direct links to Awarding Body Websites.

AQA Past Results
Edexcel Replacement Results
OCR Lost  Certificates
WJEC Replacement Certificates


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