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The administration of both internal and external examinations has now become a "year round activity”. We also hold mock examinations for Years 10 and 11 (incorporating short fat groups) which run to the same JCQ rules and regulations as external examinations. This familiarises our students with the examination process before the real thing.

Notre Dame High School are committed to making every effort to ensure that the examinations are conducted in a way that will cause as little stress as possible and aim to help all our students achieve their full potential. 


Mr J Hirst

Exams Manager


0114 230 2536 


Provisional Exam Dates for the 2019-20 School Year

Summer 2020 Exam Session: Monday 11th May 2020 to Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Timetables for the summer 2020 exam session are available below. The timetables are provisional at this stage and may be subject to change. Parents and candidates are advised to check this page regularly for updates.

Please note, the exam boards have identified Wednesday 24th June 2020 as Exam Contingency Day. This means that in the unlikely event that an exam in the summer 2020 session cannot be held on its scheduled day because of unforeseen circumstances, such as a national emergency, the exam may instead be held on Wednesday 24th June. Students should therefore be available for exams until and including Wednesday 24th June. Holidays should not be booked until after that date.

A level results will be distributed on Thursday 13th August 2020.

GCSE results will be distributed on Thursday 20th August 2020.


Provisional Mock Exam Dates for the 2019-20 School Year

GCSE Summer 2020 mock exams (Y11 and Y10 mid-size): Thursday 12th December 2019 to Thursday 19th December 2019

A level Summer 2020 mock exams (Y13): Wednesday 5th February 2020 to Friday 14th February 2020

Y12 exams: Monday 4th May 2020 to Thursday 7th May 2020

Y12 re-sit exams: Friday 19th June 2020

GCSE Summer 2021 mock exams (Y10 and Y9 mid-size): Monday 22nd June 2020 to Friday 26th June 2020


NB all of the above dates are provisional at this stage. Changes may be made.


Payment for Exam Fees

All exam entry fees, where applicable, should be paid using Wisepay.


Exams can be a stressful experience, but we are here to help! There is also plenty of online help available for revision strategies and planning your studies. BBC Bitesize has some useful tips here:



“In the schools teach whatever is necessary to equip the students for life.”

St. Julie Billiart, Founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

The Department for Education annually publishes performance data for all schools and academies in the UK in their School Performance Tables Website. To find out more please search their website for "Notre Dame High School" in the "by school name" box or "S103BT" in the "by postcode finder".

We currently use the following exam boards:

AQA - www.aqa.org.uk

OCR - www.ocr.org.uk

Edexcel (Pearson) - www.edexcel.com

Welsh Board - www.wjec.org.uk

Our Sixth Form has an excellent retention rate, with 98% of our 16-19 students completing their courses. The average overall grade achieved at 16-19 level is C.

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