The Government have made changes to the way in which GCSEs are to be graded. Starting in 2017 with English and maths, new GCSEs in England will be graded from 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade. Other subjects are being phased in.

For more information please check the Gov.UK website.


For further information on exam boards, please visit the links below:

Exam Queries

If you have any queries about exams, please contact our exams office: 

Mrs M Proctor-Smith

Examinations Officer

Email: examsofficer@davidnieper.academy

Telephone: 01773 832331

JCQ Mobiles in Exams

Information for Candidates

GCSE Results Day 2019

Examination Guidelines

Information for Candidates – Coursework

Information for Candidates – Controlled Assessments

Information for Candidates – On-screen Tests

Information for Candidates – Written Examinations

Information for Candidates – Privacy Notice

Information for Candidates – Social Media

Mobile Phone Warning

Warning to candidates

Information for Candidates – Non Exam Assessment (NEA)

Ofqual – Using Sources – A Student Guide

Ofqual new grading structure

2019 Exam Contingency Day

Candidate Permission Form


Summer Exams 2019

Monday 13 May 2019 – Thursday 27 June 2019

(some qualifications may have exams prior to these dates, if in doubt please check with the Examinations Officer)

Summer 2019 Exam Timetable

Year 11 Revision Timetable


JCQ Designated Exam Contingency Day*

Wednesday 26 June 2019

*Should sustained national or local disruption arise during the summer 2019 exam series which leads to the cancellation of any exams they may be rescheduled to this date. Candidates should ensure that they are available to sit exams on this date should the need arise’