Exam Regulations Information

All external exams are governed by national regulations determined by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and our adherence to these rules is subject to an annual inspection. We share the information below with all students as they start their GCSE courses and electronic copies are available here for reference.

  • Information for Candidates - Coursework Assessments

  • Information for Candidates - Non-Examination Assessments

  • Information for Candidates - Onscreen Examinations

  • Information for Candidates - Privacy Notice

  • Information for Candidates - Written Exams

  • No Mobile Phones / Unauthorised Items

  • Social Media

  • Warning to Candidates


What to do if you are ill on the day of an exam

  • If you are ill and unable to attend an exam please phone the Academy at least 1 hour before the exam start time.
  • In the event of absence, we will require written confirmation from the family doctor or hospital consultant stating that you were medically unfit to take the exam at the scheduled time.
  • If you do not attend an exam without a valid reason the cost of the exam will be charged to you.

Student Exams Checklist

  • Academy Uniform must be worn at all times for all exams.
  • Arrive in good time – at least 15 minutes before the exam starts. This will allow you to settle yourself and start the exam in the right frame of mind.
  • You must not take an iPod, mobile phone, a watch, a MP3/4 player or similar device into the exam room (either switched on or off). They must be left in lockers or handed in to an invigilator before entering the exam room. This is very important as possession of these items could result in disqualification from your exams and your overall qualifications even if you do not intend to use them.
  • No notes or textbooks can be brought into the exam.
  • Use black biro – do not use gel pens as these cannot be scanned properly.
  • In exams where calculators are permitted please remove the case.
  • Any pencil cases taken into the exam room must be see-through.
  • Water bottles may be taken in the exam room with the labels removed. Food is not allowed in the exam room. Please contact the Academy for guidance if medication is required.
  • Please remain silent at all times in the exam room. If you have any concerns or questions raise your hand and an invigilator will come to you.
  • Preparing to sit your exams

small trust logo
small trust logo

The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

Trust Website

Our Academies