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Exams support for parents

This section of our website provides useful GCSE examination information for students and their parents/carers for the current academic year.

Parent and Pupil Support Services

Support services at Holmfirth High School as well as lots of useful links and information

Exams Support For Students

Exams information and guidance support for students.

2018-19 Exam Dates

Year 11 Mock exams

  • Monday 10th December – Friday 21st December (ALL SUBJECTS)
  • Monday 11th March – Friday 15th March (ENGLISH AND MATHS ONLY)

    Year 11 external/public exams

    • Monday 13th May – Wednesday 26th June**

    **Please note that this is subject dependant, and that Wednesday 26th June 2019 is the ‘contingency day’ designated by the awarding bodies for examinations. Your child must therefore be available for exams up until this day.


      Year 10 exams

      • Monday 4th February – Friday 15th February

      Year 9 exams

      • Monday 4th February – Friday 15th February


      Year 8 exams

      • Monday 24th June – Friday 5th July


      Year 7 exams

      •  Monday 17th June – Friday 28th June

      Guidelines to exams booklet

      Useful information and guidance for exams. Coming soon… to be dispatched February 2019

      Below is a video about the new GCSE grades.

      Progress 8

      Provisional Progress 8 scores will be reported in performance tables for the first time this term.  It will measure student progress across eight qualifications from age 11 to 16. This is a video which explains how this is calculated, along with a video explaining the new GCSE grading system.