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The Examinations Department is responsible for facilitating the External and Internal Exams, predominantly for years 11, 12 and 13.  The Exams Officer, Mrs T Dolt, also oversees all access arrangements for children who need additional support during examinations.  She is assisted by Mrs V Smith, Assistant Exams Officer, and Mrs L Welshman, the Exams & Access Administrator.

We use the following Exam Boards: AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC.  These are subject to change but the current boards being used for students taking their exams in Summer 2019 are detailed on the following list:

Exam Boards 2019

The Summer 2019 exams will start on Monday 13th May and the last day of the exam period has been confirmed as Wednesday 26th June.  Individual Statements of Entry will be provided to students in January 2019 which will confirm the dates and times of each student’s summer exams. 

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) regulate all external exams and they issue strict guidance that has to be followed.  The following links show the main rules for candidates which must be displayed during public examinations and it is worth being familiar with:

Warning to Candidates 2018/2019

No Mobile Phones 2018/2019

Student well-being: It is recognised that exams are a very stressful time for students, and sleep and diet are very important at this time.  The following NHS link provides advice around these subjects:

External Students: Unfortunately Ashlyns does not have the capacity to facilitate exams for the general public, however if you are an ex-student then we will try our best to accommodate you. Please contact

Certificates: Ashlyns only holds certificates for 2 academic years after exams. Please do collect your certificates promptly and if you have lost your certificates you need to contact the exam boards directly. The links are as follows:

Edexcel –