GCSE Examinations


For details regarding the exams timetable, controlled assessements, written exams, and information on the warnings given to students during exams please see the links opposite.

For further information regarding exams information please contact exams@portland.outwood.com

There are several examination sessions (series) throughout 2016, for both Year 11 AND Year 10 students. Individual timetables will be sent to each student before the start of the session if they have been entered, once the exam boards have confirmed each date.

For obvious reasons, parents should not book holidays during term time, as controlled assessment (coursework) examinations take place throughout the year in Years 11, 10 and 9, and GCSE examinations take place for Years 11 and 10 in May and June 2016.

Information for Candidates

Summer 2016 GCSE Examinations (Provisional)

Examination Key Dates 2016 (Provisional)

First Exam Day in Summer GCSE Series: 11 May 2016
Last Exam Day in Summer GCSE Series: 27 June 2016

Core Exam Dates

Paper 1 Non-Calculator Thursday May 26th 2016 – AM

Paper 2 Calculator Thursday June 9th 2016 – AM

Paper 1 Reading & Paper 2 Writing – Tuesday 7th June (2 hours)


Biology Unit 1 Tuesday 17th May – PM
Biology Unit 2 Friday 10th June – AM
Chemistry Unit 1 Thursday 19th May -AM
Chemistry Unit 2 Wednesday 15th June – PM
Physics Unit 1 Wednesday 25th May – PM
Physics Unit 2 Friday 17th June – AM

GCSE Results Issue Day: 25 August 2016