Exams & Revision

For information regarding exams please contact Mrs Lorraine Muldoon (Exams Officer)

phone icon Tel: 016977 45719    email icon Email: examinations@williamhoward.cumbria.sch.uk


GCSE & A Level Results

The A Level and GCSE results days this year are as follows:

  • A Level – Thursday, 18 August 2022 (doors will be open from 8.15am for collection of results)
  • GCSE  – Thursday, 25 August 2022 (doors will be open from 8.00am for collection of results)

As always, our pastoral staff, teachers and Inspira will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your results and offer any assistance and support.

If you are unable to collect your results during these times and you wish for someone else to collect them for you, please make sure that you give that person a letter of confirmation. In the letter you must state the name of the person collecting your examination results, your name and candidate number and you must sign and date the letter. This applies whether you wish for a parent/carer, friend or relative to collect your results. We are unable to release results to anyone other than students without this.

If you wish to receive them by email, please contact the school Exams Officer, Mrs Muldoon, at lmuldoon@williamhoward.cumbria.sch.uk. Results will be emailed to students requesting this method as soon as possible, but there may be some delays in this occurring.

Examination results cannot be released over the telephone under any circumstances.

Result sheets issued on Results Days are provisional results. The exam boards do not issue certificates until the end of October, after the appeal period has passed. Certificates are not posted home as exam boards do not replace certificates lost in the post.  You can collect certificates on Presentation Evening in December, or alternatively you can collect them from school after this date.

Enquiries about Results

All enquiries MUST be sent to the exam boards via the Exams Office at WHS. The exam boards will not process any enquiries directly submitted from an individual i.e. candidate or parent.
If you request any one of these services, consent must be given on the appropriate form available from Mrs Muldoon in the Exams Office. This is to ensure that you have read and understood that candidates’ marks and subject grades may be confirmed, lowered or raised.
Please note the deadlines for requesting these services – the exam boards will not accept any late requests for these services, therefore it is important that you advise the Exams Office of your request ASAP.
Students will be charged for any of the services, however students will be entitled to a refund if the grade/mark changes.


Revision Help

There is a wealth of revision advice and resources that students can access on our VLE: Revision — William Howard School (fireflycloud.net)

A presentation has been prepared for parents, giving information on how their children can make the most use of their revision time with the most effective revision techniques: Year 11 Revision Information for Parents


Wellbeing During Exams

Exams can be an extremely challenging and stressful time. Click here for advice and sources of support for students’ wellbeing during exam times.


Information for Candidates


Mobile Phones

Categories of sanctions of exam boards for mobile phones infringements:

  • Not in the candidates possession but active e.g. ringing in bag – WARNING LETTER
  • In the candidates possession switched ON or OFF, but no evidence of use – ZERO FOR THE UNIT THEY ARE SITTING AT THE TIME
  • On the candidate and evidence of use e.g. texting or answering a call – DISQUALIFIED FROM THE SUBJECT
  • Maximum penalty for repeated offences – 2 YEAR BAN FROM SITTING ANY EXAM WITH ANY OF THE EXAM BOARDS