Exams

At Atlantic Academy students will take external public exams at the completion of their courses, usually at the end of Year 11. There are some subjects where they sit exams throughout their course, for example in BTEC qualifications.

All exam dates will be notified to parents, carers and students in advance, including seating arrangements and required equipment.

We understand that exams can be stressful for students. If students are feeling stressed or anxious, they can talk to their teacher. As a parent or carer there are some useful tips on helping your child beat exam stress on the NHS website.

Results Day - 25th August 2022

Examination and course results, i.e. grades, will be made available to candidates on Thursday, 25th August 2022. These can be collected from the school between 9.30am and midday. A member of staff will be available should candidates wish to discuss their results.

Results must either be collected by the candidate, or the candidate must provide written authority for someone else to collect results on their behalf. The person collecting must also provide identification. Alternatively, results can be posted to candidates by providing a stamped, self-addressed envelope by the end of term, i.e. Friday, 22nd July 2022. Please note, we are not able to post the results until results day, so they will arrive after 25th August 2022.

Once results have been received, should candidates wish to appeal one or more results, they must contact the school and not the awarding organisation. As the school will not be open at all times during the summer, this should be done by email to: exams@atlantic.academy stating the candidates name, the subject, the grade received and details of the reason for appeal. Further details will be included with the results, including deadlines. Please note, that upon appeal, grades can go up, down or stay the same.

Instructions for candidates ahead of an examination

A short, animated video detailing the instructions which students should be aware of ahead of an examination series. This video highlights the rules which apply before, during and after an examination.


Atlantic Academy 2021-2022 Candidate Exam Handbook

Guidance and information on exams, rules, regulations and specifics at Atlantic Academy.

Atlantic Academy - 2021-2022 Candidate Exam Handbook.pdf

Launceston College Multi Academy Trust Exam Policy

Exam Policy - May 2019 - Review Due June 2021.pdf

Exam Checklist for Students

Students will need:

A copy of the exam timetable.

They MUST have a clear pencil case or clear plastic bag containing ALL the following items for all of their exams:

  • Black Pen x 2

  • HB pencil x 2

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Ruler

  • Eraser

  • Calculator - with no cover (preferably Scientific)

  • Protractor

  • Compass

Optional items:

  • Highlighters

  • Colouring Pencils

  • Bottle of water (this must be in a clear unlabelled bottle and kept on the floor next to your exam desk )

Please note: Students will not be allowed iPods, mobile phones, MP3/4 players, watches or any device with a potential technological/web enabled source of information.

Exam Regulations for Students

1. Be on time for all your exams. If you are late, your work might not be accepted.

2. Do not become involved in any unfair or dishonest practice during the exam.

3. If you try to cheat, or break the rules in any way, you could be disqualified from all your subjects.

4. You must not take into the exam room:

(a) notes;

(b) an iPod, a mobile phone, MP3/4 player or similar device, or a watch.

Any pencil cases taken into the exam room must be see-through.

Remember: possession of unauthorised material is breaking the rules, even if you do not intend to use it, and you will be subject to penalty and possible disqualification.

5. If you have a watch, the invigilator will ask you to hand it to them.

6. Do not use correcting pens, fluid or tape, erasable pens, highlighters or gel pens in your answers.

7. Do not talk to or try to communicate with, or disturb other candidates once the exam has started.

8. You must not write inappropriate, obscene or offensive material.

9. If you leave the exam room unaccompanied by an invigilator before the exam has finished, you will not be allowed to return.

10. Do not borrow anything from another candidate during the exam.

Information for Candidates

Each year, the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) publish a number of documents with information for candidates to help them understand the regulations surrounding examinations.

We will of course help all students to understand what is expected of them, but we do encourage them to read the documents too.

You can find more information on the JCQ website.

IFC-Coursework_Assessments_2021_v4.pdf



IFC-NE_Assessments_2021_v4.pdf



IFC-On-Screen_Examinations_2021_v3.pdf



IFC-Written_Examinations_2021_v5.pdf



Information-for-candidates-Privacy-Notice-19-20-v3.pdf



Social-Media-Information-for-Candidates_Final.pdf



These posters will be displayed outside of the examination room

Unauthorised-Items-poster-2021.pdf
Warning-to-Candidates-20122.pdf

Internal Appeals Procedures

Atlantic Academy - Internal Appeals Procedure (Reviews of Results and Appeals).pdf



Atlantic Academy Internal Appeals Procedure (Internal Assessment Decisions) 2021-22.pdf