Examinations and Revision

Update to Examinations for Summer 2021

As you may have seen, the Department for Education recently announced that GCSE and A-level exams will not go ahead next summer. Grades will be award by teachers and the announcement from the DfE can be found here.

The main summer exam series will start on 7th June 2021 and end on 2nd July for almost all subjects. However, one GCSE English and one GCSE maths paper will be scheduled before the summer half term, to give students affected by Covid the best chance of being able to sit at least one paper in these two qualifications.

Results days will be earlier than usual - on Tuesday 10 August for A-levels, and Thursday 12 August for GCSEs.

Mock Examinations

Some useful information on the procedure for sitting formal exams has been issued to Year 11’s and this is the link to the document.

Public Examinations

There are a number of important regulation documents that all examination students should be aware of. These set out the rules that have to be followed. If you do not follow the regulations then you could be at risk of disqualification. Please see the links below to the documents that you should read:

Written Examination regulations:

Coursework and non-examined assessment (NEA) regulations:

Please also read this Privacy Notice which explains how the exam boards use and store your information.

If you have any questions regarding examinations please don’t hesitate to contact the exams office at: exams@highfield.herts.sch.uk


Please find below some PowerPoint slides and videos which feature techniques you can use including: the use of flash cards, post-its, graphic organisers etc. 

Please click to download these  PowerPoint slides – then SAVE AS to your own computer otherwise the images will not show.

How to Revise

Some people revise by doing past papers, or revision cards, or mind mapping – you need to do what’s right for you! Just ensure you make time to revise but give yourself 5 minute breaks every half hour to process information.