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Exam information 2023-24

GCSE and A-level exams

GCSE and A-level examination season:
Thursday 2 May - Wednesday 26 June 2024

  • GCSE and A-level examination season: Thursday 2 May - Wednesday 26 June 2024.
  • Speaking and practical exams are scheduled to take place before: Thursday 9 May.
  • National contingency dates: Thursday 6 June (pm), Thursday 13 June (pm) and Wednesday 26 June (all day) 2024.
    • All students taking external exams this year must be available on these dates as well as the dates of any timetabled exams.
  • All students completing external exams will be issued with a statement of entry listing the date of all exams they are expected to be entered for.
  • Individual final examination timetables containing exam start times, dates and locations will be issued before May.  Any clashes will be resolved and the alternative arrangements communicated to affected students before the examination timetable is issued.

Generic timetables for summer exams and revision sessions are available by clicking the links below:

Progress assessments and mock exams

All students in key stage 4 and Sixth Form will complete progress assessments and mock examinations during the academic year. We place a high value on these assessments, and the results will contribute towards the predicted grades provided by subject teachers in school reports and applications for further and higher education. Therefore, the dates are publicised as soon as possible, so parents and carers can support their son/daughter with their revision schedule and so they can be aware on what date to expect a school report.

In addition to these progress reports, Attitude to Learning reports will also be issued at the start of each half term.

Assessment dates 2023-24

Year 10
  • Assessment window 1: (progress assessments) 15 - 26 January 2024
  • Assessment window 2: (mock exams) 29 April - 10 May 2024
  • Progress report 1: 1 March 2024
  • Progress report 2: 14 June 2024
Year 11
  • Assessment window 1: (mock exams) 20 November - 1 December 2023
  • Assessment window 2: (mock exams) 26 February - 8 March 2024
  • Progress report 1: 12 January 2024
  • Progress report 2: 26 April 2024
Year 12
  • Assessment window 1: (progress assessments) 8 - 19 January 2024
  • Assessment window 2: (mock exams) 10 - 21 June 2024
  • Progress report 1: 9 February 2024
  • Progress report 2:  12 July 2024
Year 13
  • Assessment window 1: (mock exams) 6 - 17 November 2023
  • Assessment window 2: (mock exams) 12 February - 1 March 2024
  • Progress report 1: 8 December 2023
  • Progress report 2: 22 March 2024

Exam regulations and information for candidates

Please visit to access documents relating to exam regulations and information for candidates.

Exam boards

After the exams

Collecting results

GCSE and A-level exam results will be available for students to collect in person from school on the following dates:

  • A-level results day: Thursday 15 August, 8.00am - 11.00am
  • GCSE results day: Thursday 22 August, 9.00 - 11.00am

If you are unable to collect your results on the official results day:

  • You can ask someone else to collect your results for you, but you must give written consent to the Exams Office in advance, and they must bring ID on the day.
  • The consent form is available from the Exams Office.
  • If no-one is collecting your results, they will be posted out to the address we have on file. It is your responsibility to make sure this is correct. If you require your results posting to a different address, or posting out on results day, you must bring an A4 stamped addressed envelope in advance.
  • Under no circumstances will results be given out over the phone or via e-mail.

Post-results services

Post-results services (such as reviews of results or access to scripts) will be available from 11:00am on each results day.


Further information

For further information about examinations at Eckington School, please contact the Exams Office team via or via 01246 432849.