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Exams Information

Summer 2021 Exam arrangements:

We welcome the announcement this week about extra measures to support students ahead of next summer’s exams.  

Read the full announcement here:  Extra measures to support students ahead of next summer’s exams - GOV.UK (

This means that the main exam period will be running from 26 May to 2 July 2021.  The new contingency exam period will run from 28 June to 16 July 2021.

Results Day 2020 and Post-16 Guidance

Please click here for more informaition

November Exams  

In November you are able to take any GCSE exams you had been due to sit in summer 2020 should you wish to improve on the grade you were awarded.

The exams will take place from November 2nd – 23rd 2020.

If you definitely do wish to sit the exam at Cambourne Village College in November:

  1. Check the timetable below so you know when the exams will take place
  2. Please complete the application form and return to the school exams office/by email by September 11th 2020 at the latest. Failure to meet this deadline will result in you being unable to take the exam with us.
    1. Please complete all details
    2. Make sure to add a contact email address (this cannot be your school email address) & phone number so we are able to contact you with any queries and let you know arrangements for the exams
    3. Fill in the subject(s) you wish to take and if relevant the tier of entry (Higher or Foundation – this only applies to Maths, Science and MFL)
    4. If you want to take English please specify Language or Literature (or both)
    5. Sign and date and return to us
  3. We will confirm your entry by September 15th. If you have not heard from us by them please get in touch to make sure the entry has been made.

In October you will receive an exams timetable confirming all the times of your exams.

Application Form


Exam dates by subject

GCSE Results Day – Thursday 20th August 2020 

Due to the current climate, and following guidance, results day will be running differently this year. 

Rather than coming into school to collect results, they will be available to Year 11 students on Go4Schools from 8am on Thursday 20th August. Students will be able to log in to Go4Schools and see their results. Results can also be downloaded to a PDF document directly from GoThe App can be used for this, but the web version may work better, and students can access this at this address: 

Year 11 students are being asked to check their Go4Schools login details before the end of term. There is an option on Go4Schools to reset their password if needed. If there are any IT problems that aren’t resolved by resetting their password (for example issues with the school email address) the IT team can be contacted on: 

The school will also be posting out paper copies of results on results day to the home address we have on record. We are asking any year 11 students to let us know if there will be a change of address before results day, on the exams email address below.  

Please DO NOT come into school on results day – information will be sent out to students on the day about how to get in touch and speak to someone directly, if needed 

Once results have been released a follow up email will be sent to students to their school email address giving details of next steps and options. Please look out for further emails from the school rather than contacting the school immediately.  

School email addresses for Year 11s will be active until the end of August, so these should be checked for any updates that may be sent.  

Instructions for candidates

You may find the video below helpful. Although it's dated 2018, it is still relevant for those taking exams this year. (Video also available via this link)

The Government has published a blog about the new 9-1 GCSE grades. It covers why the grades are changing, how they compare with the A*-G scale and how the combined science grade with look. You can read it here

OCR, Cambridge University, NSPCC and Manchester Metropolitan University have just published The Complete Parent's Guide to GCSEs . The primary goal of the guide is to give parents expert advice to support their children emotionally and academically.