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Examination Information

This page provides key information relating to examinations at Wellacre Academy.

Wellacre Academy offers a wide range of external examinations from GCSEs through to vocational qualifications such as BTECs. We are a registered examination centre for the following awarding bodies; AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Prince's Trust, and WJEC.


Key Dates


External Examinations


Internal Examinations

Year 11 - Monday 23rd January - Friday 3rd February 2023


Year 10 - Monday 6th Marth - Friday 10th March 2023


Candidate Examination Rules, Advice and Information


Examination Times

Most external examinations at Wellacre Academy will start in the morning at 08:30 and in the afternoon at 13:15. Examination timetables and seating plans will be available daily on a notice board in the Entrance Hall and outside examination venues during each examination season. Students must ensure that they arrive at the examination venue at least 10 minutes before the start time of the examination that they are taking. Parents will need to ensure that suitable travel arrangements exist for students where examinations finish after normal school hours.

Equipment Required for Examinations

Please can Students and their Parents ensure that they bring the appropriate equipment to all examinations. To avoid delays at the start of the examination disadvantaging all candidates, equipment will not be lent out in the exam venue until the exam has commenced, hence students need to ensure that they arrive at the venue with all of the equipment that they require. This should include:

• A scientific calculator (check the batteries)

• A ruler

• 2 Black ink pens (biro, roller ball, etc.)

• 2 pencils (sharp, and of appropriate hardness – i.e. HB – 2H)

• An eraser

• A Pencil sharpener

• A selection of coloured pencils

and for some Mathematics examinations:

• A calculator

• A compass

• A protractor


Please note also that correction fluid is not allowed to be used. 

Possession of a mobile phone or other unauthorised material is not allowed – even if you do not intent to use it. You will be subject to penalty and possible disqualification from the exam/qualification.

Controlled Assessments

Controlled Assessment is similar to coursework in many ways but is carried out under supervised conditions. It aims to give candidates an opportunity to show what they know about a certain topic or area of a subject. For more information see the JCQ Notice to Candidates – Controlled Assessments

Avoiding Plagiarism

Ofqual, in partnership with “plagiarism”, has published three new guides to give teachers, students and parents a greater understanding of how to produce honest, authentic and correctly referenced work. The guides are available for download from The Student Guide also describes how sources can be checked for authenticity, authority and accuracy using a range of techniques including specific advice about popular wiki resources, such as Wikipedia, which the guide highlights as an excellent starting point for research, providing that the material is verified using authoritative sources! The Parents Guide includes additional background information on the subject of plagiarism.  


Other Useful Websites and Guides

Some website links to assist with revision and exams in general are listed below. Please click on the headings:



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