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


Internal Exam Timetables

Please find the Mock Exam Timetables for Year 10 and Year 12 exams, starting on Monday, 27 June, running until Wednesday, 6 July (Year 12) and Thursday, 7 July (Year 10).

Seating lists will be displayed in Year Group bases and the exam noticeboards once finalised so that students are able to look up their seat numbers in advance of each paper.


External Exam Timetables

Please note all dates are provisional and are subject to change.

The official contingency day is Wednesday 29 June 2022. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the start of the exams until Wednesday 29 June 2022. This applies to all candidates in all schools nationally.


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.


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.


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