It is our aim to make the examination experience as stress-free and successful as possible for all candidates. The school produces an examination guidance booklet each year which is available to download in the 'Documents' area of this website.
The awarding bodies (or examination boards) set down criteria which must be followed for the conduct of examinations and Selly Park Girls' School is required to follow them precisely.
Some of the questions you may have answered at the back of the booklet that is available to download. If there is anything that you do not understand or any question that has not been answered, PLEASE ASK. If you have any queries or need help or advice at any time before during or after the examinations please contact:
All candidates receive an individual Summer examination timetable indicating the subjects being entered for any levels of entry, where applicable. Pupils should check these are correct. Some subjects have only one tier of entry. others have Foundation or Higher tiers.
Pupils must check everything on their timetable very carefully. In particular, they should check that all personal details (date of birth, the spelling of names etc.) are accurate as these will appear on certificates and it may be difficult to change them once certificates have been awarded.
A copy of the school's GCSE Summer timetable will be available in the 'Pupils' area of this website when it is finalised.
Selly Park Girls' School is an examination centre. In the autumn term after pupils have sat their exams, the exam boards send the certificates to school.
A letter will be sent to the ex-pupils concerned, (at their last known address), notifying them that their certificate(s) are in school and available for collection. Pupils are asked to come to school to collect their certificates as soon as possible. Pupils are asked to sign to confirm safe receipt.
The school strongly recommends that pupils collect their certificates as soon as possible. Certificates are important documents. It is recommended to take good care of them and keep them safe.
The school is legally obliged to retain exam certificates for a period of 12 months. After this time the school will be required to comply with current legislation which means that the school will no longer keep copies of exam certificates.
Past Results and Lost Certificates
If ex-pupils no longer hold their original certificates(s) they will need to make an application directly to the exam boards to purchase duplicate certificate(s).
Since 1988 the school has used a wide variety of exam boards and this has changed from time to time.
Here is a list of the main exam boards that the school uses:
Click on the exam board website for further information.
If you are unable to remember which exam board(s) you took your exams with you can request the exam board(s) to conduct a full search. Please click on the above links for further information.