The Examinations Office administers over 6000 public examination entries throughout the year for Years 10, 11, 12 and 13. The major exam session is in May/June. We currently use four examination boards for more than 20 different subject areas. All examinations run at the school adhere to the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) rules and they publish notices for the candidates to read. It is important that all candidates and parents are familiar with the regulations.

For all exam queries please email: exams@simonballe.herts.sch.uk

The department is staffed by:-

Mrs D Fitzgerald – Examinations Officer – fitzgeraldd@simonballe.herts.sch.uk

Mr M Carr – Assistant Examinations Officer – carrm@simonballe.herts.sch.uk

A panel of trained invigilators (approx 25) are responsible for the everyday running of the exams and looking after the needs of the students during the exam sessions.

The Exams Guidance Booklet is a handy reference guide for parents and students covering all aspects of public examinations including a FAQ section.

All the school exam timetables will be published on the website as soon as available and all students receive a copy of their individual timetables as soon as all entries are complete.


Awarding Grades Summer 2021
Please see below a collection of information regarding the awarding of grades for Summer 2021:

Simon Balle School Correspondence

Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)
Guidance for Students, Parents and Guardians: GCSE’s and AS/A Levels in England Summer 2021

https://www.jcq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/JCQ-Guidance-for-Students-and-Parents-on-Summer-2021.pdf

 

Ofqual
How Qualifications will be Awarded in 2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/how-qualifications-will-be-awarded-in-2021

Ofqual – Student Guide to Awarding Summer 2021

How GCSEs AS and A Levels will be awarded in Summer 2021

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/964613/Infographic_-_how_GCSEs__AS_and_A_levels_will_be_awarded_in_summer_2021.pdf

 

Department for Education
Awarding Qualifications in Summer 2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/awarding-qualifications-in-summer-2021/awarding-qualifications-in-summer-2021