If you have any queries about exams please contact:

Mrs D Dreeling - Examinations Officer - d.dreeling@theeastbourneacademy.org

Mrs T Ion - Examinations Assistant - t.ion@theeastbourneacademy.org




  • Results day is Thursday 20 August 2020.
  • Results can be collected from 10:00 until 12:00 in the Academy Hall.
  • Students must collect their own results unless prior written permission has been given to the examinations office before Monday 17 August.  Either bring in a letter (must be signed and dated by the student) or send an email (from your academy email address) to d.dreeling@theeastbourneacademy.org or t.ion@theeastbourneacademy.org stating the name of the person who will be collecting results on your behalf.  The person collecting will need to bring proof of their identity in August.
  • If you are going to be away let the exams office know by email before 17 August and we will be happy to email your statement.
  • Results not collected will be posted home on Friday 21 August.
  • Certificates will be available for collection from 3 December 2020 during office hours 08:30 – 15:30.  They will be kept for a minimum period of 1 year.
  • Please ensure you keep reception up to date with any changes of address/telephone number
  • You will need to enrol with your college.  They will send details nearer the time on the dates and how to do it.

Exams Schedule 

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Examination Information Booklet

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Access Arrangements

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Learning Records Service Privacy Notice

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The following policies are available on request from our Exams team. Mrs D Dreeling d.dreeling@theeastbourneacademy.org or Mrs T Ion t.ion@theeastbourneacademy.org


PDF icon Examinations Policy
PDF icon Complaints and Appeals Procedure (delivery or administration of a qualification)
PDF icon Internal Appeals Procedure 


What happens if I am ill on the day of an exam?

1. Call the Attendance line on 01323 514919 no later than 8.15am, who will alert the exam team.  You must state the exact reason why you cannot attend.

2. Call your GP, even if you are unable to go to the surgery.  The exams team will send you JCQ Form 14/Self Certification, which will need to be completed by you, your parent/carer and stamped by the GP practice.  Return this form to Mrs. Dreeling / Mrs. Ion in the Exams office within 7 days. (Example is shown below)

3. The Examinations Officer will apply for Special Consideration on receipt of the Self Certification form.


What is Special Consideration?

*The following extracts have been taken from the JCQ booklet “A guide to the special consideration process General and Vocational qualifications With effect from 1 September 2017”.


*Special consideration is a post-examination adjustment to a candidate’s mark or grade to reflect temporary illness, temporary injury or some other event outside of the candidate's control at the time of the assessment, which has had, or is reasonably likely to have had, a material effect on a candidate’s ability to take an assessment or demonstrate his or her normal level of attainment in an assessment."*


There are maximum allowances that an examination board will award in the case of a missed component.  Here are some examples taken from the JCQ booklet "A guide to the special consideration process General and Vocational qualifications With effect from 1 September 2017:


Up to 5%     *This is the maximum allowance and will be reserved for the most exceptional

cases, such as: terminal illness of the candidate; terminal illness of a parent/carer; very recent death of a member of the immediate family; very serious and disruptive domestic crisis at or near the time of the examination.*


Up to 4%      *Very serious problems such as: life-threatening illness of candidate or member of the immediate family; major surgery at or near the time of the examination; severe disease; severe injury arising from a car accident; very recent death of member of extended family; severe or permanent bodily injury occurring at the time of the examination; serious domestic crisis at time of examinations.*


Up to 3%      *A more common category, (more cases will fall into this category), including: recent traumatic experience such as death of a close friend or distant relative; recent illness of a more serious nature; flare-up of severe congenital conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, severe asthmatic attack; recently broken limbs; organ disease; physical assault trauma before an examination; recent domestic crisis; witnessing a distressing event on the day of the examination.*


Up to 2%      *The most common category of allowance - the majority of cases will fall within this category: illness at the time of the assessment; broken limb on the mend; recent viral illness; concussion; effects of pregnancy (not pregnancy per se); hay fever on the day of an examination; extreme distress on the day of an examination; (not simply exam related stress); allowance on last paper taken in a day when a candidate has been entered for three or more examinations timetabled for the same day and the total duration of those papers is more than 5 hours 30 minutes (GCSE examinations) or more than 6 hours (GCE examinations).  (Where extra time has been used following formal approval, this should be included in the calculation.)  (Supervised rest breaks must not be included in the total duration of the papers when applying for special consideration.)*


Up to 1%      *Reserved for more minor problems: noise during the examination which is more than momentary; illness of another candidate which leads to disruption in the examination room; stress or anxiety for which medication has been prescribed; minor ailments; a headache; minor upset arising from administrative problems, such as wrong time allocated."*


0%   *The application was reviewed but the addition of marks was deemed inappropriate. (Where the request fails to meet the criteria, it will be rejected.)"*


Special Consideration is awarded on a case by case basis and is not guaranteed.  Depending on the subject, the candidate is required to complete a minimum percentage before it will be granted for the missing component (i.e. 60/100%).  Further information can be found at www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/access-arrangements-and-special-consideration



If you feel there is something wrong or disagree with any of the results that have been awarded you do have the right to appeal. Here is a document to explain more detail.




Some exam results are decided away from the exams room. Here are some documents giving some useful advice.

There are strict rules within the exam room regarding all electronic devices. Once you have entered the exams room candidates have to follow strict rules. If these rules are not followed candidates run the risk of being disqualified. 


If you are taking written exams here are some basic rules you have to follow.


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