JCQ Update: Summer 2023 contingency days

The awarding bodies have collectively agreed on a contingency day for several years now, which is always scheduled at the end of the GCSE, GCE AS and A-level exam timetables.

The contingency day is in the event of a national or significant local disruption to exams in the United Kingdom, being part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for exams.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, further resilience was needed within the exam timetables. A single contingency day was not felt to be sufficient if a national event or incident had a significant effect on the exam timetable. For example, summer exams could be affected by extremely high temperatures.

For the June 2023 exams, the awarding bodies have therefore introduced two additional half-day contingency sessions. These are on Thursday 8 June 2023 and Thursday 15 June 2023. The standard contingency day remains at the end of the timetable being scheduled on Wednesday 28 June 2023.

Schools and colleges should ensure candidates and parents are aware of the contingency arrangements on these three days. They should consider the contingency day of Wednesday 28 June 2023 when making their plans for the summer. Candidates should be encouraged to remain available until Wednesday 28 June 2023 should examinations need to be rescheduled.

Schools are not required to publish their exam and assessment results from 2019 to 2020 academic year as these have not been published as performance measures by the Secretary of State.

We must, however, continue to display your 2018 to 2019 performance measures until new performance measures are published. These are available below.

► To view our results on the Government School Performance Tables, click HERE.

For information about our 2021 assessments, please view our CENTRE ASSESSMENT 2021 page.


RESULTS 2018-19

* Please note: These are NOT our latest set of results from last year's cohort as these have not been published.

Congratulations to those who completed their KS4 study with us in July 2019.

English and Maths combined (achieving a grade 5 or above) → 24%

Progress 8 Score → -0.41

English Baccalaureate (students who were entered for the qualification) → 22 %

EBacc (average point score) → 3.16

Average Attainment 8 score → 38.2


This data, published in January 2020, is for students who completed Year 11/KS4 in 2017, which is the most recent data available.

There were 201 in this Yr11 cohort.


→ In EDUCATION - 72%



► Breakdown of students in EDUCATION:

→ At a Further Education College or other FE provider - 44%

→ At a state funded SCHOOL SIXTH FORM - 26%

→ At a state funded SIXTH FORM COLLEGE - 0%

→ Other education destinations - 2%


RESULTS 2018-19

The results below are for those students who completed their KS5 studies with us in July 2019.

Our performance measures for KS5 have now been published (January 2020):


-0.36 (Academic A-Level courses)

0.51 (Applied General courses)

0.59 (Tech Levels)

Average Grade:

C (Academic A-Level courses)

Distinction + (Applied General courses)

Merit +, 28.52 (Tech Levels)

Level 2, GCSE progress:

0.71 (English)

→ -0.11 (Maths)


Academic and Applied General qualifications;

49% - Students that progressed to higher education or training

-7 - Progression score

Technical qualifications;

13% - Students that progressed to higher education or training

► -23 - Progression score

Student Retention:

63.6% (Academic A-Level courses)

88.5% (Applied General courses)

100% (Tech Levels)


This data is for students who reached the end of 16 to 18 study in 2017 and stayed in education or employment for at least 2 terms after this.

There were 54 students in this cohort.


→ In EDUCATION - 35%

→ Entering EMPLOYMENT - 17%

Entering an APPRENTICESHIP - 17%

Students NOT IN EDUCATION OR EMPLOYMENT for at least two terms after study - 19%

→ Destination UNKNOWN - 11%

► To view the results of our school on the Government Performance Tables website select either KS4 results or KS5 results to be re-directed.