Exam Information


Year 11 students MUST wear full school uniform when attending school for revision classes and examinations.

Any student who comes to school not in uniform will be asked to go home and change.  He will not be allowed on school premises.


There are very strict rules about public exams which are enforced by the awarding bodies.

Students must ensure they are familiar with the exam regulations – failure to comply can lead to loss of marks or disqualification.

You can download copies of the notices via the links below.


Click here for useful advice on managing the exams process from one of the awarding bodies.

For a handy guide to what to do – and what NOT to do – in exams click here.


Students must make sure they are properly equipped for every exam. 

You must bring two black ball-pens, a pencil, eraser, sharpener and any other writing or maths equipment needed to your exams.

Check with your teacher if you think you will need any specialist equipment.


Revision is an essential part of preparing for exams.  English, maths and science revision guides can be purchased from the school – students should speak to their subject teacher.

Click the links below to access these additional resources:

Revision Techniques Help Sheet

FHS GCSE Guide – How To Support Your Son at Home

Study Skills

Click below for some handy guides on coping with stress around exam time.

Useful revision websites are BBC Bitesize for most subjects and MyMaths for maths.

Bibliomania has study guides and full texts for English

Create mindmaps and revision timetables at Get Revising

Other websites worth a look are The Student Room, S-cool and ReviseSmart

Twelve tried-and-tested learning and revision techniques are available on one handy page here.

Click here to download useful Exam and Revision Tips which you can download and print for your son.



The five awarding bodies we use for GCSE and A Level exams are AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC.  You can get useful information on the exams process from their websites and all will allow you to download free copies of past exam papers.

Click on the links below for more information:



When looking for past papers you should be aware that the awarding bodies refer to A Level papers as GCE – do not confuse this with GCSE which are the exams students do in Year 11.

You may need to search within different GCSE date categories to find the subject you are looking for.  Every subject has a course code and each paper has a component code  –  you will find it helpful to have this code to help you identify the correct exam papers.


You can also see our Exam FAQ page by clicking here