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

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.

For information about Teacher Assessed Grades, please click here

JCQ Grading Timeline (pdf)


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