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.

Contingency Day Summer 2022 Examination Series 

Reminder to all Candidates sitting A level and GCSE, BTEC Examinations in 2022. The Awarding Bodies have agreed a ‘contingency day’ which is Wednesday 29 June 2022 for examinations. This contingency date has been set aside to address any national or local disruption which may arise during the June 2022 examinations series. Consequently, it is advised that candidates do not plan a holiday or be at any distance from college on or before 29 June 2022. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Booking a Holiday in Summer 2022

Note that the examinations series will begin 16 May through to 24 June. Exams in Applied subjects start on 3 May. It is advisable not to book any summer holiday during this period, as you will disrupt your revisions time and possibly miss important exams.

Exam Results

Dates for 2021 Exam Results Day – Applied levels and GCE A/AS levels and BTEC Nationals – Tuesday 10 August from 8:30am on your Tyber exams page.

GCSE – Thursday 12 August from 8:30am on your Tyber exams page.

Autumn 2021 A level, Level 3 Exam Resit Information

The Autumn exam resits session applies to students who enrolled with Solihull Sixth Form College between 2019- 2021. The exams timetable will run between 4 and 23 October 2021. Visit the appropriate Awarding Organisation’s website if you wish to view the exam timetable in advance.

Autumn Exam Resit Form

To access the External Candidate Entry form and make an electronic payment, you will need to contact the exams office by telephoning 0121 704 2581 or by emailing Exams. Application forms must be with the Exams Office on or before 2:00pm on Tuesday 31 August. Endeavour to submit your entry form earlier than 31 August to ensure your entry is processed on time. Note that exam entries may not be processed if your application is received after the 31 August deadline.

Exam Fee

There will be an entry fee of £110.00 per subject plus a fixed administration fee of £30.00. (This is non-refundable).

Withdrawal from Entry(s)

If your circumstances change and you no longer need to take the October Exams, it is important that you inform the Exams Office by emailing Exams by Monday 27 September, so that your entries are withdrawn. Results will be released on 16 December 2021.

External Candidate Re-sit Exam Entry Criteria:
Summer 2022 External Candidate Resit Application

Solihull Sixth Form College only accept re-sit entries from ex-students under exceptional circumstances and this must be approved by the Exams Manager. External Candidates will be required to have a discussion with a member of SLT before completing and handing in/emailing an application form to the Exams Office. Once it has been agreed for you to re sit here at college, you will need to inform the Exams Manager. External Candidate Entry forms can be requested from 29 October 2021. Deadline for the Exams Office to receive a completed application form is 28 January 2022.

Acceptance as an External Candidate for re-sit will be based on the following:
• If you have been accepted on a course at University or HE then you will not be allowed to re-sit. Only candidates whose place is dependent on their grades will be permitted.
• Attendance at lessons must have been 90% or above.
• No current or outstanding commitment issues recorded whilst studying at College.
• Extenuating circumstances, which prevented you from sitting an exam in the summer.
• Only re-sits of exams already attempted at College can be accepted. Entries to new exams will not be allowed.
• We do not allow external candidates to re-sit coursework/practical units in any subject.

Proof of Results after receiving your results in August

After students leave College, the Exams Office provide a service to students that support enrolments at University or proof of grades for employers. This is by way of a scan of the official Statement of Result. Certificates are available for posting on request via Exams Office from 1 December.

Obtaining Certificates

If you’ve completed your studies and require your certificates. Visit the ParentPay website and pay £3.00 via card payment and the exams office will post your certificates by first class recorded delivery.

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

If you have any queries with regards obtaining your certificates, please contact the exams office by telephoning 0121 704 2581 or emailing the Exams Office.

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

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 (AQA, City & Guilds, CCEA, OCR, Pearson, WJEC)
Information for candidates for non-examination assessments (AQA, OCR, Pearson and WJEC)
Information for Candidates – On-Screen Tests
Information for candidates – Privacy Notice
Information for candidates – Coursework Assessments
Information for candidates – Using Social Media
College Exam Arrangements
College Examination Policy
College BTEC Policy


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