As you will be aware, the government’s announcement that this year’s examinations in May and June will not take place is unprecedented.
Any updates will be posted on the homepage of the UVHS website.
Exam Information and Guidance
Prior to taking any assessments and/or examinations, please take the time to familiarise yourself with all the student notices and warnings that are supplied by JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications). See Regulations
JCQ require that ALL students must remain available up to, and including, the exam contingency day. This is in case a timetabled examination has to be postponed due to a national or local disruption.
Failure to adhere to their regulations will compromise the integrity and security of the examination/assessment system and could result in either a loss of marks or complete disqualification.
Information about the new GCSE grades for parents.
How to Collect Your Exam Certificates
Exam certificates are presented annually to Y11 and Y13 students at a Senior Prize Giving event.
If you are unable to attend prize giving, then the certificates remain securely stored at UVHS until they can be collected, and signed for, in person at a pre-agreed date and time. Please email the Examinations Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org to make these arrangements.
Exam Certificates are stored for a maximum of 5 years. After this time, they are destroyed in a confidential manner as per the exam board requirements.
If you can’t attend prize-giving and you are unable to collect your certificates in person, then you need to obtain a ‘3rd party collection permission form’ from the Exams officer. Once completed, it provides UVHS with the required signed written permission from yourself and details of the person you nominate to collect them on your behalf (they will be required to provide photographic ID).
Please note, we do not post out exam certificates.
We only ever receive one copy of a student’s original certificate(s) and they are very expensive to replace if they go missing. Some exam boards will re-print a lost certificate but others do not offer a replacement certificate service anymore and will only issue a Certifying Statement of Results at a cost of approx. £40 - £45 each.
If the original certificate has been distributed to the student and it gets misplaced (or it has been confidentially destroyed because five years have elapsed), only the student may request replacements directly from the exam board and at their own expense.
We typically use the exam boards AQA, OCR and Pearson.
They each have useful information on their websites about what to do in the event that you need to replace lost exam certificates or need access to your results because we no longer keep them beyond a student’s 25th birthday.
For AQA: Past Results and Lost Certificates
For OCR: Replacement Certificates
For Pearson: Certificate Services