At Accrington Academy we spend a lot of time preparing our students for their examinations. Public examinations can be a stressful time for both students and their families. However, much can be done to minimise the effect of stress. Students in Years 10 to 13 will receive advice and support from the exams department and from their form tutors. If students or parents have specific concerns they should speak to their Head of College (Years 10-11), Head of Sixth Form (Years 12-13) or directly to the Exams Officer.
Mock Exams Years 10-13
To help prepare students for the public examinations, we conduct Mock exams in Years 10, 11 and Sixth Form Years 1 and 2 under full examination conditions with external invigilators who run and supervise these exams. Students are given a personalised copy of their mock exam timetable to inform them of the date, subject, location, start time, duration and seat number.
Examination Rules and Regulations
The examinations awarding body (JCQ) has put into place rules and regulations to allow the examinations to run as smoothly as possible and to ensure fairness for all students. Please take time to familiarise yourself with the following regulations:
Assessment preparation documents for year 7, 8 and 9
Year 11 Pre Public Exam Timetable
(rules and regulations for all paper-based examinations)
Information for Candidates - Coursework
(rules and regulations for coursework based assessments)
(concerning what conversations on social media sites may constitute a breach of exam conditions)
Information for Candidates
(general information for candidates covering all aspects of examination conditions)
(Concerning the use of personalised candidate information by exam boards)
On Screen Tests
(Rules and regulations for all onscreen based examinations)