Examinations and Revision

Examinations In 2019/2020

The 2020 contingency exam day has been arranged for Wednesday 24th June. This applies for all examinations: “should sustained national or local disruption arise during the examination period”. This day will be used if an exam, in the event of a serious national or local incident, needs to be rearranged for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance. All exam candidates therefore must be available to sit exams from the start of the exams in May until Wednesday 24th June 2020. This decision is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools. 

Year 10
This year group will be taking their formal mock exams at the end of June 2020. 

Year 11
Mock exams will be held in all core subjects: English, English Literature, maths and science after half term in February starting on Monday 24th February 2020.  The timetable for these exams can be found here.

The summer GCSE exams start on Monday 11th May through to Tuesday 16th June 2020. 

Public Examinations

Examination Timetable summer 2020 by date
Examination Timetable summer 2020 by subject

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:

Written Examination regulations:

Coursework and non-examined assessment (NEA) regulations:

Public Examinations Information Booklet
Please click here to see the Public Examinations Information Booklet which includes lots of important information regarding the exams.

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


Year 11 students will be focusing on revision and revision techniques in the critical months leading up to their summer examinations.

Year 11 Intervention Timetable 2019/2020
Year 11 Intervention will take place after school between 3pm and 4pm. You will be invited to intervention sessions by your subject teacher. 

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.