GCSE November Exam Information

GCSE English and Maths – November Exams Information

This information applies only to students enrolled at Colchester Institute for 2020-21.

All students enrolled on GCSE English Language or Mathematics for academic year 2020-2021 will automatically be entered for the exams which take place in Summer Term 2021 as part of their study programme, and timetabled for GCSE classes from September. However, if you wish to enter for an exam in GCSE English and/or Maths in November 2020 please read the information below:

If you are unhappy with your GCSE English Language or Mathematics result issued on 20th August 2020, you can undertake an exam in November 2020.

****The deadline to confirm your intention to sit a November GCSE exam is Wednesday 23rd September****

Students enrolled at Colchester Institute in 2019-20

You must use the link at the bottom of this page to book, and your entry will be free to you.

Students who were at a Secondary school in 2019-20, who achieved grades 1-3

You must use the link at the bottom of this page to book, and your entry will be free to you.

Students who were at a Secondary school in 2019-20, who achieved grades 4-9

Unfortunately, you cannot sit the November exams at Colchester Institute. If you wish to improve your grade you must contact your former school, and request to sit the examination there. It is possible that the school will charge you an examination entry fee.

Important Information:

The November 2020 Exam Series will be available for GCSE English Language and Mathematics qualifications with OCR, Edexcel and AQA. Please note that we are unable to offer iGCSE exams.

Please note that GCSE examinations can only take place at the Colchester or Braintree campuses. As part of the entry process you will have to indicate which campus you will attend to sit your exam. Once the entry has been made, the campus cannot be changed.

If you are enrolled for GCSE English Language and/or Mathematics as part of your 2020/21 timetable and are considering entering for an exam in November 2020:

As part of college policy, if you are enrolled to attend GCSE English Language and/or Mathematics as part of your timetable for 2020/21 and follow the steps below to enter yourself to take the exam in November 2020 you will still be expected to attend your timetabled GCSE classes until the results day in January 2021. If on the January results day you achieve grade 9-4 you will be removed from the GCSE timetable. If you do not achieve grade 9-4 you will continue to attend your GCSE classes and will be entered for the Summer term 2021 examinations free of charge.

How Exams will communicate with you about your entry:

In October, emails will be sent to the student’s personal and college email address recorded in the college system, not the email address used to submit the entry (unless they happen to be the same).

Please be aware that there are no opportunities to resit GCSE exams in January 2021.

How to make an examination entry

Please click the link below to make your entry.  You may be asked to sign in and will need to use your college email address.

GCSE Autumn 2020 exam series entry request form