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Students who receive a teacher assessed grade this summer will be eligible to take GCSE, AS or A level exams in the same subject in autumn 2021

This also applies to those students whose exam boards believe would have sat exams in summer 2021 had they not been cancelled.

Ofqual has also decided that:

  • exam boards will have to offer exams in all GCSE and A level subjects
  • exams will be in their normal format, with no adaptations made
  • grades will be determined by a student’s performance in an exam for all subjects, except for art and design qualifications
  • A level exams will be held in October, while GCSE exams will take place in November and December

January 2022 Applied Subject Re-sit Exams

Students who wish to re-sit their Applied subjects Unit examinations in January 2022 must complete their application via the exam shop by Monday 18th October 9:00 Am. Please click here to access the exam shop.

The college is paying for these exams, as they replace the cancelled exams in the summer, however we are asking for a £30 deposit per unit which will be returned once you have sat the exam. This is because we need to be certain you are serious about taking exam when we plan spaces and invigilation. If the deposit is difficult for you, please contact us at the Exams email address.

The College can only offer students who were enrolled at Long Road and were entered for summer 2021 exams the opportunity to re-sit exams in January 2022. External private students will require to pay for full exam entry fees.

All students and exam takers will receive an individual exam timetable before the exam start date.  This will detail each exam, date and time for each student.  Please check your individual Statement of Entry carefully as in some cases, this may differ from the times published. Your Statement of Entry will be sent to the same email address you have already received correspondence from Exams.  In most cases this will be your College email address.

Students should check their Statement of Entry for any errors and inform Exams immediately of any discrepancies.  In all cases, the Statement of Entry should be referred to as a student’s correct record of entries over the timetable above.  Students who have a clash and their examination has been rearranged should refer to their Statement of Entry as rescheduled exams do not appear here.

Please see the ‘Statement Examination Instructions and Regulations’ document attached to the Statement of Entry specific instructions about what students need to prepare ahead of their exams.

Queries or discrepancies about exam entries should be referred to the Exams Team without delay at exams@longroad.ac.uk.


GCSE Maths and English November Re-sits

Please read carefully to see which applies to your circumstances:

Students who were at Long Road last year (2021 summer exam series) and were awarded TAG grades:

You can sit a November exam. You will sit the exam board you studied at Long Road and have the exam concessions (for example 25% extra time) that we have already approved with the exam board for you. If you are enrolled at Long Road in a Maths or English class as part of your Level 3 Study Programme (because you have not yet achieved Grade 4) you must continue to attend that class until the RESULTS come out in January. If you achieve a Grade 4, we will check with you that you do not wish to continue attending.

Students not at Long Road last year (2021 summer exam series) who were awarded TAGS by a secondary school and are:

  1. Enrolled on Maths or English GCSE in addition to the Level 3 Study Programme or part of your Level 2 Study Programme. You can take a November exam. It will be the Edexcel exam board, which you may not have studied at school. Teachers will be teaching exam technique up to the November exam. We can apply for any exam concessions (for example extra time) only if we have the Form 8 from your school, and the timeline for applying to the exam board is very tight, we cannot guarantee that you will get those concessions if we do not have the required evidence in time. You must continue to attend your enrolled classes until the RESULTS come out in January. If you achieve a Grade 4, we will check with you that you do not wish to continue attending.
  2. Not enrolled on a Maths or English GCSE course (you already have Grade 4 or above) and you want to improve your grade. As above, we are only offering the Edexcel exam board. We can apply for exam concessions (for example extra time) only if we have the Form 8 from your school, and the timeline for applying to the exam board is very tight. We cannot guarantee that you will get those concessions if we do not have the required evidence in time. You would be advised to contact your previous school if you want to sit your original exam board.

Private Candidates

  • We are not accepting entries from Private Candidates not enrolled at the college

Making entries

  • We are asking for a returnable £10 deposit for each entry to cover costs if you do not turn up for the exams. If you attend, you will be refunded, whatever the result. You can enter using the college Exam Shop. Please make sure you have your UCI number to hand. The strict deadline for entries is 4pm Wednesday 29th September. The exams are from 1st November – 8th November.