There is no magic to achievement. It's really about hard work, choices and persistence.     Michelle Obama

External and internal exams are held throughout the school year. All aspects of external exams and yearly internal formal exams for Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 are managed by the exams office. Contact the office for any exam related query.

These documents are for students taking any external exams, coursework, non-examination assessments or controlled assessments this year. They are published by the Joint Council for Qualifications and the school and students must comply with their instructions.
Please ensure you read these notices so you understand your responsibilities as an external exam candidate. The notices explain how you should behave before, during and after written exams, your conduct on using social media and examinations/assessments, how your personal data is processed by the awarding bodies, and the rules around the production of coursework, controlled assessments and non-examined assessments.

If you do not understand any of this information please visit the exams office and speak with Mrs Coughlin.

Breaches of these instructions must be reported to the exam boards and a range of sanctions, including disqualification, may be applied.

Exam Certificates

GCSE certificates will be given to students still at The Crypt in November. Former sixth form and Year 11 students are invited to return to school towards the end of December to collect their A level and GCSE certificates.

To arrange collecting your certificates at any other time, please email [email protected] We will provide them as soon as possible but ideally would prefer at least two working days' notice to action your request. Please include your full name, date of birth and a contact telephone number. Once confirmed, certificates will be available to collect from reception during school hours. Please bring current photo ID with you.

A friend or relative can collect certificates on your behalf, but we will require signed confirmation from you authorising a named person to collect them. The person collecting the certificates must bring a form of their current photo ID with them.

Exam certificates are held in school for 7 years. If you have lost or not collected your certificates in time you should contact the exam boards for replacements. More information can be found at You may need to quote the centre number in any request - this is 57117.

Internal Exams 2023-24

Year 11 internal exams are being held 7th - 20th December. A copy of the timetable can be found here  and all students have been emailed a copy of their timetable.

Information for Candidates Documents

Exam Policies & Subject Access Requests

All Exam Policies and Subject Access Request information can be found on the policies page.


Exam Boards

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