Winterbourne Academy


Learners are examined in a variety of ways including formal exams, controlled assessment, practical exams, coursework, and oral exams.

We hope that the information provided below can answer your queries about examinations at Winterbourne Academy.  However, if you have a query regarding exams that isn't explained below, please do not hesitate to contact the Exams Team:

Telephone 01454 254057/ 01454 254055 or contact main reception on 01454 252000

Exam Officer email: 

Generic exams email:


GCSE & A Level Summer Exams

This summer's official exam dates have now been confirmed.  The exams are to take place from Tuesday 7th May until Friday 21st June 2024, with a Contingency afternoon set for Thursday 13th June and a Contingency Day set in place for Wed 26th June in case of substantial disruption at a local or national level.  When planning summer holidays, please  ensure you are available throughout this exam period!

Exams will start to appear on student Arbor calendars from the beginning of January 2024 and timetables will be finalised and available to all students from 21st February. When complete, timetables will be emailed to students and parents/guardians for checking. This email will be sent at the beginning of March 2024. 


Y10 & Y11 Mock Exams - February/March 2024

Y10 & Y12 will be sitting mock exams between Tuesday 20th Feb - Friday 1st March 2024. These will be under full exam conditions. Timetables are available in Arbor and will show on student calendars. They will also be emailed to students and guardians w/c 29th January 2024. The overall schedule is below for information.


Y12 Mock Exams - January 2024

Year 12 will be sitting their next mock exams between 22nd - 26th January 2024. These are carried out in the classroom during their normal lesson, with the exception of Engineering, Core Maths, Sport & Applied Science who will sit theirs under exam conditions.


Y13 Mock Exams - January 2024

Y13 mock exams are being held between 22nd January - 2nd February.  Mocks have been scheduled by the Exam Team - timetables & JCQ Exam Guidance was emailed to students and parents w/c 27th November 2023. The overall schedule is below for information.


Exam Certificate Collection

Summer 2023 exam certificates will be made available for students to collect from the OAT building (the old 6th form entrance at the bottom of the car park at Winterbourne Academy) on the following dates/times: 

  • Monday 4th December 2023 from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Wednesday 6th December 2023 from 10am - 12 midday

After these dates, any uncollected exam certificates can be collected on term-time school days between 8.30am and 4pm.

Exam certificates are legal documents and students are required to sign to confirm receipt of their certificates. If students are not able to collect them in person, they can let us know in writing who is authorised to collect on their behalf. The person collecting will need to bring their photo ID with them when they collect.

RS & Citizenship GCSE certificates for last years Year 10 will be held until their Year 11 GCSEs are collected in November 2024.

It is each student’s responsibility to collect their certificates. Certificates not collected within one year of their release may be securely disposed of.  Replacement certificates are not generally available for GCSEs and examination boards may charge for replacement certificates of other qualifications (if they offer a replacement service at all).  If your GCSE certificates have been disposed of then your only option may be to contact the exam boards for a 'Certified Statement of Results'.  Please note that Winterbourne Academy will not pay the cost of any replacement certificates or Certified Statements of Results. 



Exam Guidance

year 11 exam guidance.pdf

JCQ Exam Guidance

Guidance is produced for learners by JCQ and clearly outlines examination rules and regulations. It is essential that all students are aware of, and follow the rules set out. Serious consequences are enforced by the exam boards for breaches. The guidance documents can be found via the links below:


IFC-Coursework Assessments 2022

IFC-NE Assessments 2022

IFC-Written Examinations 2022

Information for candidates Privacy Notice

JCQ-Preparing to sit your exams