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Exams Information

GCSE Examinations During the Covid-19 Pandemic 2021

Following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK government has decided that the Summer 2021 examination series will not go ahead as planned. Instead, teachers will determine your grades, based upon a range of evidence verified by the school.

These results will then be reviewed by the exam boards who designed each course, before awarding the final grades which reflect your performance on content you have been taught, and allow you to confidently progress to the next stage of your education or into employment.

The JCQ document below under Exam Documents provides an overview of the most important information that students and parents/carers need to know about how grades will be awarded this summer. This includes a timeline of what is happening and when; how teachers, schools and colleges will determine your grades; and when you will receive your results.

The JCQ and the exam boards have been working together actively to support teachers, schools and colleges to determine your grades this summer. Each school will be setting their own approach for teachers to follow which will be developed in line with guidance from the exam boards, Ofqual and the Department for Education. 

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

e-mail to Year 11 parents/carers re GCSE Examinations / Assessment - 13 Jan 2021

Examination Board Information on awarding of 2020 GCSE Grades


Pearson / Edexcel



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

Please click to view the KS4 Courses for examinations in 2021

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:

Exam Documents

Year 11 Non-Core Mock Timetable January 2022

Year 11 Core Mock Timetable November 2021

Year 11 Mock Students Guide November 2021

Ofqual Student Guide to Awarding Summer 2021

JCQ Guidance for Students and Parents Summer 2021 

JCQ Appeals Guidance Summer 2021

JCQ Summer 2021 - JCQ Centre Policy

BTEC Q-TAG Policy 2021

Candidate Confirmation Form 2021

Textbook return procedure

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