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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.

2019-20 Exam Dates 

Year 11 Mock Exams

Monday 9th December – Friday 20th December

Monday 2nd March – Friday 6th March

Year 11 external/public exams

Monday 11th May – Wednesday 24th June**

**Please note that this is subject dependant and that Wednesday 24th June 2020 is the ‘contingency day’ designated by awarding bodies for examinations. Candidates must therefore be available for exams up until this date.

Year 10 exams

Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June

Year 9 exams

Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June

Year 8 exams

Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June

Year 7 exams

Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June

Exams Guidance

Guidelines to exams booklet - summer 2020 coming soon...

Useful information and guidance for exams.

Exams Information – 2019-2020

Exams are governed by strict rules and regulations. These are set by the exam boards and the school has to strictly enforce them. This page contains links to important exam board documents.
The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) website contains all the rules and regulations.
Information for Candidates:
Examination posters:

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.