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The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for young people, ensuring that our students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We work in close partnership with our schools, ensuring that we facilitate the sharing of best practice and provide access to a wide range of partners and resources for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Visit our website here or follow us on Twitter @olympustrust.

Students 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 all of 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 822156 / 822104 or contact main reception on 01454 252000

Email:  exams@winterbourneacademy.org.uk 

Summer 2020 Exams and Results

Results Days

Results day A Levels – Thursday 13 August 2020 (8am - 2pm)

Results day GCSE - Thursday 20 August 2020 (8am - 2pm)

If students are unable to collect their results they can nominate someone else to collect them on their behalf.  To do this the student should confirm the name of the nominated person by email to exams@winterbourneacademy.org.uk.  The nominated person collecting the results should then bring identification with them when collecting.

Appeals & Resits

  • Appeals Policy and Appeals Form – to follow
  • Resits Policy and Entry for Autumn Exam Season Form – to follow
  • the deadline date for appeals - to be confirmed
  • Deadline Date for Entry for Autumn Season - to be confirmed

Autumn Exams Season

  • Autumn Exam Timetable to follow
  • Students will receive an Individual Timetable closer to the exam dates

Collecting Exam Certificates

  • Certification Collection Events will be arranged for Year 11 & Year 13 Class of 2019-2020 in the January 2021. Please check the website for details and we will be emailing all students to invite them to these events, please be aware that the certificates will not be available for collection before this date.
  • Adhoc Collection of Certificates will take place at various time during the year, please check the website for details. You will need to make a booking with the Exams Office prior to collecting certificates, please do not ask for certificates unless you have made a booking.
  • What you need to bring – for both events, if you are collecting your certificate in person, you will need to bring a form of photographic identification. If someone is collecting the certificates on your behalf, they will need to bring a letter from you giving them permission to collect the certificates and their own photographic identification.
  • Retention of Certificates, the JCQ have advised that the schools do not have to keep certificates for more than 12 months from date of issue. After this point certificates can be destroyed.
  • Replacement of Certificates, the school will not replace lost certificates. In these cases, please contact the relevant Awarding Body – AQA, Pearson/Edexcel, OCR or WJEC. Currently the cost of one certificate is approximately £50, so please store them in a secure place. You will need them for college, university and job applications.

2020/2021 Key Exam Dates

AUTUMN 2020 EXAMINATION SEASON – Dates to be confirmed

  • This season is a supplementary season and is available for students to take exams that were not available in Summer 2020.
  • The deadline date for retake entries is Date to be confirmed
  • The results will be available on Date to be confirmed

JANUARY 2021 EXAMINATION SEASON – 6th January 2021 – 20th January 2021

  • This season is for Y12 & Y13 AQA Technical & Vocational qualifications (TVQ Engineering), OCR Cambridge Technicals (Business, Media & Sport) & BTEC (Health & Social Care)
  • The deadline date for retake entries is Thursday 15th October
  • The results will be available on Thursday 4th March 2021.

SUMMER 2021 EXAMINATION SEASON – 14th May 2021 – 28th June 2021 (Provisional)

  • This season is a available for students to take exams.
  • CONTINGENCY DAY PERIOD – Last day of exams - 29th June 2021
  • Students need to make sure that they are available until the 29th June 2021 to take exams. Exams may be re-arranged in the event of major local or national disruption to the summer 2021 exam season.
  • The deadline date for retake entries is Date to be confirmed
  • The results will be available on Date to be confirmed


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