Exams Information

Information for Candidates

Summer 2023 examination timetable

The timetable below provides an overview of the Summer 2023 exam season for subjects studied at Perins School. Once entries have been confirmed, candidates will receive their timetables, showing each exam they are entered for, a start time, an end time, and a venue.

Download the Summer 2023 Examination Timetable 

Exam clashes

Unfortunately, each year, there are some instances where a candidate has two different exam papers timetable for the same morning or afternoon session. Where this occurs, candidates will complete both exam papers scheduled for the session. Once the first exam paper has been completed, candidates will be given a short, supervised rest break, before completing the second scheduled exam paper. 

In line with JCQ regulations, this must be conducted within the examination room and under formal examination conditions at all times. Candidates cannot use this time to revise. Where clashes occur in the afternoon session, the end time of the second exam paper will be later for some candidates. As a result, candidates will need to ensure they have arranged appropriate transport from school on these days.


Before the GCSE exams begin, you must read all of the relevant documents below. They are published by the Joint Council on Qualifications (JCQ) which are the body in overall charge of exams in England

These documents tell you about some things that you must and must not do when you are completing your work.
When you submit your work for marking, the awarding body will normally require you to sign an authentication statement confirming that you have read and followed the regulations.

 If there is anything that you can’t read or do not understand, you must ask your teacher or tutor

Information for candidates – written exams 2022-2023 – for all students

Non-examination assessments – applies to all GCSE courses where there is a non-examination element. Examples are Art, Dance, Drama, Music & Design Technology.

Coursework Assessments – applies to students taking Child Development, iMedia, Music Technology, and Sport Studies

On-Screen Tests – not currently relevant but included for information

Data Protection Form – personal data consent from examination candidate. Agreement for sharing data with JCQ regarding access arrangements

Privacy Notice – what happens to your data

JCQ have also produced some useful guides: