Exams

Exams and Qualifications at Oak Bank 


  • Exam Results for GCSE and all other vocational and technical qualifications will be issued on Thursday 20th August by phone call. 
  • Results will also be posted out on that day. 
  • Pupils are not able to access the school site on that day.
  • Any questions please email Ms Phillips mphillips@oakbank.beds.sch.uk 

At Oak Bank School we offer a breadth of qualifications, examinations and accreditations to support the delivery of our broad curriculum offer.

Each pupil has a personalised curriculum pathway that enables achievement and progression in literacy and numeracy skills, core curriculum subjects, vocational learning and external provision.

Ofsted 2019 


“Pupils sit a wide range of recognised qualifications that prepare them well for the next stage of their education. All pupils achieve a qualification in Mathematics and English, from functional skills through to GCSEs”.

“The flexibility and personalised approach to the curriculum mean that staff can quickly direct pupils towards subjects that spark their interest and motivate them”.

Qualifications and Exams delivered at Oak Bank include


  • GCSEs
  • Functional Skills
  • Awards
  • Technical Qualifications
  • Entry Level Awards
  • Btec
  • ASDAN
  • Princes Trust
  • Vocational qualifications

All pupils are also able to work towards a range of AQA Unit Awards across curriculum areas to evidence participation and achievement in learning.

Our Outstanding External Provision Programme affords pupils the opportunity to achieve a range of accredited outcomes to prepare them for their next steps transition into further education and employment.

There is a comprehensive overview of all qualifications that are delivered at Oak Bank as an attachment to this page.

Exam Timetable and Key Information 


A copy of the school exam timetable can be viewed in the attached documents.

Pupils receive an individual exam timetable, statement of entry and an exam guidance and preparation booklet.

Pupils must be in full school uniform when sitting exams.

If a pupil is unable to attend school on a day they are due to sit an exam, the school office must be notified by 9am.

Exam results are issued on GCSE exams results days via personal phone calls and printed exam results. All other exam results are issued throughout the year.

Every pupil is issued with a Record of Achievement with certificates to evidence their academic and extra-curricular achievements.

This is a useful and informative website to help pupils prepare for exams.

www.gov.uk/guidance/be-exam-smart

Please see the attached documents for further information. 

Qualifications and Exams Delivered at Oak Bank

Exam Timetable dates 2020

Exam Contingency Plan


JCQ, a range of information leaflets for pupils sitting exams

If you have any questions regarding the Oak Bank School Exams Department, please contact:

Mrs M Taylor Exams Officer: ataylor@oakbank.beds.sch.uk

Ms M Phillips Head of Qualifications & Qualitee Nominee: mphillips@oakbank.beds.sch.uk

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