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Exam Timetable

The summer GCSE and A’Level exam season kicks off the week beginning 14th May with GCSE examinations in Science, French and English.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish your son/daughter the very best of luck in his/her exams, and to offer you our assurances that we will be doing everything in our power to ensure the smooth facilitation of the summer 2019 season.

You have been sent a copy of your child’s exam timetable for the summer season, accompanying “Information for Exam Candidates” leaflet, and a publication from the Joint Council for Qualifications that details exam rules. Please do take the time to read this and go through the details with your child.

For quick reference below we have published an overview of which exams and external assessments will be happening at BOA on each day.

Following the May half-term break (27th May – 31st May) your child’s teachers will be continue to be available to assist with revision and preparation during the normal lesson times. Every year we encourage students to consider attending BOA during the run up to their exams as this is an opportunity to revise in a conducive environment with expert help on hand.

Year 13 students are required to continue to attend pathway lessons around their examinations until they have been signed off by a member of SLT. To sign off students must have maximised their achievement in their BTEC qualification; therefore it is not unusual for some students to continue working on their BTEC right up until the end of June so please bare this in mind if booking holidays.

This is an exciting, but extremely busy time of year for us here at BOA, and a challenging yet highly rewarding experience for your children. If you have any concerns about how your child is managing during the exam season or would like any advice in supporting them please do not hesitate to contact the pastoral team and/or your child’s subject teacher.

Key Stage 4 (Year 11)

GCSE EXAMINATIONS

Subject

Exam Board

Exam

Date

AM/PM

Art AQA Art 2nd & 3rd April All day

French

AQA

Listening & Reading

14 May

AM

Biology

AQA

Paper 1

14 May

PM

Combined Science

AQA

Biology 1

14 May

PM

English Literature

AQA

Paper 1

15 May

PM

Chemistry

AQA

Paper 1

16 May

AM

Combined Science

AQA

Chemistry 1

16 May

AM

French

AQA

Writing

17 May

AM

Mathematics

Edexcel

Non Calculator

21 May

AM

Geography

AQA

Paper 1

21 May

PM

Spanish

AQA

Listening & Reading

22 May

AM

Physics

AQA

Paper 1

22 May

PM

Combined Science

AQA

Physics 1

22 May

PM

English Literature

AQA

Paper 2

23 May

AM

History

AQA

Paper 1A & 1B

3 June

AM

Media Studies

WJEC

Exploring Media

3 June

PM

English Language

AQA

Paper 1

4 June

AM

Music

Edexcel

Appraising

4 June

PM

Spanish

AQA

Writing

5 June

AM

Geography

AQA

Paper 2

5 June

PM

Mathematics

Edexcel

Calculator

6 June

AM

History

AQA

Paper 2A & 2B

6 June

PM

English Language

AQA

Paper 2

7 June

AM

Biology

AQA

Paper 2

7 June

PM

Combined Science

AQA

Biology Paper 2

7 June

PM

Media Studies

WJEC

Understanding Media

10 June

PM

Mathematics

Edexcel

Calculator

11 June

AM

Chemistry

AQA

Paper 2

12 June

AM

Combined Science

AQA

Chemistry 2

12 June

AM

Citizenship

AQA

Paper 1

12 June

PM

Geography

AQA

Paper 3

13 June

AM

Dance

AQA

Written Paper

13 June

PM

Physics

AQA

Paper 2

14 June

AM

Combined Science

AQA

Physics 2

14 June

AM

Citizenship

AQA

Paper 2

17 June

AM

 

Ks4 BTEC EXAMINATIONS

Every student is allocated a fixed examination date and time within the relevant Btec windows listed below. Please check with your subject teacher/ exams office for your individual exam slot(s).

 

Subject

Exam Board

Exam

Date

AM/PM

Music

Edexcel

The Music Industry

13 May

AM

Acting/Dance/MT

Edexcel

Component 3

14/3/19 – 10/05/19

 

 

POST-16 (Year 13)

A’LEVEL EXAMINATIONS

Subject

Exam Board

Exam

Date

AM/PM

Art AQA Art 30th April- 2nd May All Day

Music

Edexcel

Appraising

20 May

AM

History

AQA

Paper 1

21 May

PM

Geography

AQA

Paper 1

22 May

PM

English Literature

OCR

Drama & Poetry

23 May

PM

English Literature

OCR

Comparative & Contextual Study

3 June

AM

Media Studies

WJEC

Media Products

5 June

AM

Mathematics

Edexcel

Pure 1

5 June

AM

History

AQA

Paper 2

5 June

PM

Geography

AQA

Paper 2

6 June

PM

Mathematics

Edexcel

Pure 2

12 June

AM

Media

WJEC

Media Forms

13 June

PM

Mathematics

Edexcel

Statistics & Mechanics

14 June

PM

 

Post-16 BTEC EXAMINATIONS

Every student is allocated a fixed examination date and time within the relevant Btec windows listed below. Please check with your subject teacher/ exams office for your individual exam slot(s).

 

Subject

Exam Board

Exam

Exam Dates

Acting/Dance/MT

Edexcel

Unit 1

03/05/19

Acting/Dance/MT

Edexcel

Unit 3

18/03/19 – 11/04/19

Acting/Dance/MT

Edexcel

Unit 5

07/05/19 – 10/05/19

Acting/Dance/MT

Edexcel

Unit 7

13/05/19 – 24/05/19

Broadcast/GDNM

Edexcel

Unit 1

05/06/19

Broadcast/GDNM

Edexcel

Unit 3

28/03/19 – 12/04/19

Broadcast/GDNM

Edexcel

Unit 5

20/05/19

Broadcast/GDNM

Edexcel

Unit 8

07/05/19 – 08/05/19

Music Technology

Edexcel

Unit 7

13/05/19 – 17/05/19

Music Technology

Edexcel

Unit 6

30/04/19 – 09/05/19

Music Technology

Edexcel

Unit 5

08/05/19

Visual Art & Design

Edexcel

Unit 1

01/05/19

Visual Art & Design

Edexcel

Unit 2

15/05/19

Visual Art & Design

Edexcel

Unit 7

30/04/19 – 16/05/19