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Walthamstow School for Girls

Exams Information

GCSE Examinations 2023

The Government have confirmed that, in 2023, we will return to pre-pandemic grading as the next step in getting back to normal. But giving the 2023 cohort some protection against any impact of COVID-19 disruption is the right thing to do.

They are, therefore, putting in place the same protection that was given for the first cohorts of students taking reformed GCSEs and A levels from 2017 onwards. That meant not disadvantaging students who might have performed less well because they were the first to sit new exams.

Exams and other formal assessments give students the fairest chance to show what they know, understand and can do, because the rules are the same for everyone. It’s important that we get back to normal so that grades set young people up for college, university or employment in the best possible way, and help them to make the right choices about their future.

Useful GOV.UK links for 2023:

Grading exams and assessments in summer 2023 and autumn 2022 - GOV.UK (

Exams head back to normality in 2023 - GOV.UK (

Be exam smart - GOV.UK (

The Exams Office Instructions for candidates 2022/2023 video

Ofqual Student Guide 2023

We will continue to keep you updated of any changes, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.

Kind regards.

Mrs Brickett
Examinations and Assessment Manager

Examination Board Information on Summer 2022 Examinations


Pearson / Edexcel



Current list of Qualifications offered by the school – GCSE and non-GCSE

Please click to view the KS4 Courses for examinations in 2023

Awarding Bodies

Below are links to the exam boards for our school:





JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications)

The following notices are for guidance regarding exams and exam conditions and students need to familiarise themselves with these.  They can be accessed via the JCQ website or by clicking on the individual links below:

DfE – School Performance Tables

Please click here to compare the performance of Walthamstow School for Girls against schools both locally and nationally.

The SSAT have produced a guide to the new GCSEs for Parents/Carers - a copy can be accessed here

Mrs L Brickett
Examinations and Assessment Manager