Examinations are an important part of school life, which happen throughout the school year.
When our internal exam timetables are finalised, we send home personal exam information with students which will give them all the information they need to get to the right exam at the right time. In addition we make available our summary timetables for external exams on this website. However, students and parents should refer to students’ personal exam information for precise details.
GCSE Maths and English Resits
The entry deadline for maths and English Language resit exams is 12 noon on Thursday 4 October 2018. Exam dates are as follows:
English Language (AQA 8700)
- Paper 1 - Monday 5 November 2018, 9am
- Paper 2 - Wednesday 7 November 2018, 9am
Maths (Edexcel 1MA1)
- Paper 1 - Tuesday 6 November 2018, 9am
- Paper 2 - Thursday 8 November 2018, 9am
- Paper 3 - Monday 12 November 2018, 9am
External Examinations Results - Summer 2018
Exam results are published on the following dates:
- A Level: Thursday 16 August 2018, available from the Sixth Form Centre from 8.00am
- GCSE: Thursday 23 August 2018, available from the Sixth Form Centre from 9.00am
Students are responsible for making arrangements for receiving their results. This can be done in one of three ways:
- Collected by the student from school on the day given above
- Collected by another person. A letter of authority, signed by the student, must be presented to the school.
- By post if a student is unable to get to the school on results day. The school must be provided with a stamped addressed envelope.
We cannot give out results over the telephone, by text or email.
Collection of Certificates
The Statement of Results which each student receives on results day is only provisional and will not be accepted by colleges and some employers. Exam certificates are the only official proof of results - these are presented on Speech Day in January. If a student does not return to the Sixth Form, or does not attend Speech Day, certificates may then be collected from school. A friend or relative can collect them on behalf of a student, but must bring a letter of authority, signed by the student.
After results day, students may access the post-results services. These are:
- Re-Mark – where a different examiner will mark the script.
- Priority Re-Mark – for Year 13 students only, if a student's university place is at risk. Please note: if a script is re-marked, marks can go down as well as up.
- Photocopy Script Return – to allow a student to see if they may benefit from a re-mark.
- Original Script Return – to help students to make a decision on whether to re-sit the exam next year.
Application forms for post-results services will be available on WisePay from results day onward. We advise students to discuss these options with their subject teacher and the Exams Officer before applying for one of these services.
All post-results services incur fees which are paid by the student, via WisePay or cheque, and are subject to strict deadlines.
Some modules are available to re-take in the following summer exam series. However, there are some restrictions and comprehensive changes to subject specifications so students should discuss their options with the Exams Officer.
GCSE English and maths can be re-taken in the November exam series however these are only available to particular students. Forms for retakes of any other subject will be available on WisePay in August.
External Examinations - Summer 2019
The external exam period for 2019 runs from Monday 13 May to Wednesday 26 June 2019.
Exam results are published on the following dates:
- A Level: Thursday 15 August 2019
- GCSE: Thursday 22 August 2019
Preparing for examinations
- Students are responsible for being clear about where and when their exams are happening
- Students should look after your personal timetable - it shows individual room and desk details for each exam
- Replacement exam timetables are available from the Exams and Administration Office at a cost of 20p each
- Students should be punctual for all exams, arriving fifteen minutes before the start time of each exam
- Students should go straight to the room of their exam
- Students are 'off-timetable' throughout the exam period, meaning that they may study at home when not in an exam, if they wish
- Full school uniform should be worn whenever in school
- Mobile phones, or any other electronic/digital/storage devices must be switched off and deposited with the invigilator at the start of each exam
- The correct stationery should be brought to each exam in a clear pencil case:
- black pens
- a pencil sharpener
- colouring pencils
- a ruler
- protractor, compass
- calculator (if permitted)
- If a student is ill and unable to attend an exam school should be informed by phone immediately
- For external exams missed, you must obtain a note from your doctor detailing the reason for non-attendance and bring it to the Exams and Administration Office within 3 days
|Examination Booklet||Download this booklet for all the information you will need about taking exams at Lady Manners School.|
|Exam Preparation for Parents||Presentation given to Parents of Year 11 students on 29 November 2017.|
Exam preparation and revision
To prepare for exams, students should:
- effectively organise their time between now and the end of the examination period and adopt a comprehensive revision programme for study at home
- highlight on their mock examination timetable the examinations which they will be taking to avoid the possibility of missing one and keep it in a prominent place at home
- revise at home or quietly in the school library, or one of the allocated revision rooms (a list of which will be posted daily on the library door) when not in an exam
- attend any revision sessions being offered by the school
- use revision techniques covered during study skills workshops to make their learning and revision more effective
|Year 11 Exam Preparation Programme||Detail of revision sessions offered in school, between Monday 14 May and Friday 8 June|
|Revision Strategies||A summary of revision techniques proven to be effective|
|Student Revision Skills||Booklet used by Year 11 students at revision skills workshop|
|Revision Resources||Suggested revision resources for Year 11 students|
Our full examination results, by subject area, are available to download at the bottom of this page.
Nationally, schools are judged against a set of criteria, which are all available on the Department for Education (DfE) School Performance Tables. An overview of our performance against these criteria is given below.
Key Stage 4
- Attainment 8 score: 50.7 points (England average: 44.6 points)
- Progress 8 score: -0.17 (England average: -0.03)
- 75% of students passed both English and mathematics (England average: 63.9%)
- 46% of students achieved a strong pass in English and mathematics (England average: 39.6%)
- 24% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects (students who got a GCSE grade 5/C or above in English, maths, two sciences, a language and history or geography) (England average: 19.7%)
- 99% of students have continued in education or training, or have moved on to employment in the year after the end of Key Stage 4 (England average: 94%)
Key Stage 5
- A Levels: +0.02
- Academic: +0.02
- Average grades:
- A Levels: C+ 32.95 points (England average: C+ 32.39 points)
- Academic: C+ 33.1 points (England average: C+ 32.72 points)
- Progress made in English: figure unavailable to protect student privacy
- Progress made in mathematics: +0.83
- Retention (the proportion of students who get to the end of the main programme of study that they enrolled on at Lady Manners School Sixth Form): 90%
- Destinations (the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study): 87%
- 77% went on to Higher Education, of which 41% went to Russell Group universities
- 7% went into employment or apprenticeships
- 5% are taking a gap year whilst intending to apply for Higher Education courses in 2017
- 4% enrolled onto Further Education courses
- 7% are either retaking their exams or unknown. Where they are unknown, we continue to seek information on their destination.
Download the documents below to see our results in detail.