You will find all the information you need in relation to the Year 11 exams on our website. We hope you find the information published here helpful.

If you would like further information or clarification, please contact our Exams Officer, Mrs Taylor, by calling the office number (01234 303403) or by emailing [email protected].

You will need to read and be aware of some important documentation in terms of procedures and supporting your child to prepare for their GCSEs. Please click here to be taken to the  ‘Essential information for Pupils & Parents‘ page.


To mitigate the effects that the lockdowns have had on pupils studying for GCSEs in the last two years, the exam boards have produced advanced information to help with revision and exam preparation. These will be given out by subject teachers where relevant. Please click here for the JCQ FAQs and please click here for extra information to help pupils and parents understand what this means for them.
Government updates here:

If you left Castle Newnham in 2020 and have still not collected your certificates, please call the school to arrange collection from the main office.

GCSE certificates for Summer 2021 are now available for collection from the main school office. Please collect in person if possible. If you need someone to collect them for you, please email the exams office ([email protected]) informing us who this will be. The named person will need to bring photographic evidence of identity.

Exams Summer 2022

Please click here for the Summer 2022 official timetable. Please note that morning exams start at 9.00am and afternoon exams start at 1.30pm.

Pupils need to in school at least 30 minutes before the exam is due to start.

There is a Contingency Day on Wednesday 29th June 2022, therefore all pupils should be available until Thursday 30th June 2022.

Results day will be from 8.00am on Thursday 25th August 2022.

Exam boards September 2021 – June 2022

Subject Code Exam Board
English Literature 8702 AQA
English Language 8700 AQA
Combined Science Trilogy 8464 AQA
Triple science – Biology 8461 AQA
Triple science – Chemistry 8462 AQA
Triple science – Physics 8463 AQA
Entry Level Certificate Science 5960 AQA
Art (Fine Art) 8202 AQA
Design Tech 8552 AQA
Drama 8261 AQA
Religious Studies 8062 AQA
Physical Education J587 OCR
Music J536 OCR
Maths (foundation) J560 OCR
Maths (higher) 1MA1 Pearson/Edexcel
French 1FR0 Pearson/Edexcel
German 1GN0 Pearson/Edexcel
Geography 1GA0 Pearson/Edexcel
History 1HI0 Pearson/Edexcel
Dance (Performing Arts) BTech Pearson/Edexcel
Home cooking skills BTech Pearson/Edexcel
Functional Skills (Entry level) English and Maths Pearson/Edexcel
Hospitality & Catering (Vocational awards L1/2)