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Exams Information

Please find below information about school exams including JCQ documents and notices to make parents/carers and pupils aware of the rules that must be followed during any exam  awarding body assessment.

All documents are sent in hard copy format to parents/carers and pupils entered for exams prior to the exams and assessments taking place. In addition pupil entries, examination dates and times are sent to the home address contained in our records. Please advise school if there has been any changes to your address, to ensure all information is sent to the correct address.

Please note that all JCQ regulation documents relate to exams, controlled assessment and non-examination assessments.

If you have any questions please contact Helen Lyons Exams Manager at school.


Summer 2021 Exam Notice

Whilst the summer 2021 external exams have been cancelled pupils can still take their qualifications. As you will probably be aware from the DfE announcement on 25th February a pupil's qualification grade will be awarded based on teacher judgements. Please see the exam board infographic below that gives you a visual overview of the process.


Results 2021 Exam Board Infograph 

Please see below JCQ / Exam Board notification and timeline to receiving your summer 2021 exam results.

Summer 2021 Grading Timeline for GCSEs, AS, A Level and VTQ qualifications


Candidate Exam Letters

Please see 2020 2021 letters below 

Parent/Carer Letter June 2021- Summer 2021 Results Guidance

Parent/Carer Letter April 2021 - Summer 2021 Grade Guidance

Parent/Carer JCQ Guidance for Students & Parents April 2021 - Summer 2021

Parent/Carer Letter Mar 2021 - June Exam Entries

Parent/Carer Letter Mar 2021 - June Non Exam Assessment Entries

Parent/Carer Letter Jan 2021 - January Exam Timetable

Pupil January 2021 Timetable - Exam Dates

Parent/Carer Letter Nov 2020 - Award & Level 1 January Exams

Parent/Carer Letter Nov 2020 - Non-Exam Board Assessment January Entries

Parent/Carer Letter Sept 2020 - Non-Exam Board Assessment / Controlled Assessment


Warning Notices

JCQ Warning to Candidates Notice

JCQ Unauthorised Items Exam Notice


Information Notices

JCQ Information for Candidates - Written Exams

JCQ Information for Candidates - Non-Exam Assessment

JCQ Information for Candidates - Coursework

JCQ Information for Candidates - On-Screen Tests

JCQ Information for Candidates Using Social Media - Exams and Assessments

JCQ Information for Candidates - Privacy Notice


Exams Policies

Examination Policy

Examinations Review of Marking and Appeals

Contact the School

Penkford School

Wharf Road
WA12 9XZ

Main Contact: Ms A Kyle

Report an Absence: Mrs R Savage

Safeguarding: Mr D Francis or Mr J Mckune

Family Support: Mrs Y Hall

SEN Contact: Mr D Francis / Ms A Kyle

Curriculum: Mrs N Laughton

Careers: Miss F Maxwell

Tel: 01744 678745
Fax: 01744 678748

SEN Email:

Penkford School. Wharf Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 9XZ

Tel: 01744 678745 | Fax: 01744 678748 | Email:

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